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Press release: Columbus Volcano Update

Columbus Direct Give Joy To Passengers Halted By Volcano Columbus Direct have provided a little comfort to its customers whose holiday plans have been disrupted by the grounding of flights due to the Icelandic Volcano, offering both trip delay and trip abandonment compensation. While the BBC, amon... Read more

Travel bloggers reveal their ultimate travel mistakes

The reason why we love travel so much is its unpredictability. You may make a plan, but it's always best to bear in mind that Lady Luck hates plans, as a rule, and will do everything in her power to alter it. Of course, this often works out well - but there will always be the handful of times when t... Read more

10 weird, wonderful and disgusting things about air travel

What happens if someone passes away on a flight? Why do planes really have ashtrays? What happens to bags pompously labelled with 'FRAGILE' stickers, and will tipping get you any freebies? Despite the fact flying is commonplace these days and people tend to use planes as glorified coaches, there's ... Read more

Essential life hacks for keeping babies and toddlers safe in the sun

Holidays are so important. We save for them, plan them and keep our fingers crossed that everything will be perfect. However, accidents and illnesses can happen anywhere, and can be more complicated when you're away from your home environment. A few basic precautions and advanced packing can make a... Read more

Don't cruise, you lose: Why cruising's where it's at

Cruising used to be the domain of the elderly and infirm, people who didn’t like flying, and people who liked to take their travel at a slower pace. These days, it’s way cooler than stuffing yourself on a plane and not leaving your resort for two weeks. Here’s why. Danielle Fear from Cruise Miss ... Read more

What's working as a holiday rep really like?

When you think of holiday reps, you might be tempted to think of the following attributes: Booze. Late nights. Naughty goings-on. Sun. Sand. Sedatives (not really). You’re probably curious, right? We were too, so we decided it would be a good idea to interview an ex-rep to see what their job was re... Read more

A Brief History of Insurance Throughout The Ages

Where did it all begin? Where did the practice of assessing risk begin, and why? We’ve taken a look at the history of protecting yourself and your loved ones against unforeseen circumstances, and how the world and financial markets have changed to accommodate ever-changing ideas of risk. The art ... Read more

Insuring Star Trek’s Captain Kirk

To celebrate the launch of our brand new Star Trek competition (fancy winning a four-night break in Florida, anyone?), we decided to take a closer look at the Enterprise’s intergalactic travel plans. Put simply, how we could tailor our insurance to protect Captain Kirk from all manner of interspace... Read more

Top Destinations for a Weekend Ski Break

Skiing holidays come with their costs, especially when you need to either pay the extra baggage charges to bring your equipment on the plane, or rent equipment when you arrive. Not to mention the cost of the ski pass to actually put that equipment to good use! With costs in mind, we were wondering ... Read more

Mardis Gras: The name alone screams “celebration”

The actual translation of Mardi Gras is “Fat Tuesday” and it takes its name from the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, marking the start of the Western Christianity observation of Lent. The weeks leading up to Easter Sunday are a time of sacrifice and reflection so the Tuesday before it all begins has g... Read more

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