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Greek strikes set to affect Athens airport tomorrow

Greece will shut airports for a full day for the first time this year as the union representing at least 400,000 state workers plans a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures aimed at winning European Union rescue funds. The country’s largest public-sector union, known as ADEDY, called the str... Read more

Greek air traffic controllers to cause further flight disruption

Another period of Greek industrial action started again last night resulting in airlines warning passengers of potential delays and disruption. Air traffic controllers went on a strike from midnight last night and is expected to last 48 hours. British Airways and easyJet said flights to and from Gr... Read more

Top travel tips for foodies

Most people will agree that having the chance to travel is one of life's most incredible experiences. Grab that passport, get your travel insurance, pack a clean pair of undies or two and off you go! One of the most wonderful things about travelling is the opportunity to try new and exciting foods.... Read more

Foreign Travel Insurance: Caution and Common Sense for Holidays in Greece

Greece is listed as a top 10 destination for Brits to visit this year according to 2014 ABTA Travel Trends, and with cosmopolitan islands and great value for money, it’s as clear as the waters surrounding it why. From the dazzling cultural beauty of Spartan ruins to spectacular white sand beaches an... Read more

Columbus Direct shortlisted for two industry awards

It’s been a great week for us so far, as we’ve done battle with the industry giants to be shortlisted for two awards. As well as being nominated for the Best Financial Protection Insurance Provider at The Money Pages Personal Finance Awards, we’ve also been shortlisted again for the forthcoming ITI... Read more

Explore Greece like a local, the less-known islands list

Set the wind in your sails, escape the crowds and the tourist hot spots and venture to the lesser-known yet enchanting islands for an authentic taste of Greek life. There are a whole host of Greek islands overlooked by tourists that make for an off-the-beaten-track secret island escape. Forget the h... Read more

Cheaper to fly to New York than take the train to Brighton

The average cost of flying to a holiday destination abroad is 40% cheaper per mile than travelling by train to a UK holiday destination The average cost of flying abroad is 36p per mile, compared to 61p getting a train to a UK holiday destination The average cost per mile of hiring a car and usi... Read more

Last-minute Autumn Half-Term Holidays, fit for your family

It wasn’t that long ago that we were all basking in the summer heatwave taking over the UK. But as fast as you can click your fingers, it’s all a distant memory, and the Autumn half-term is nearly upon us. But what better way to reduce the winter blues, than use the week-long October break to catch ... Read more