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Columbus supporting Crisis at Christmas - the largest volunteer led event in the UK

Columbus Direct has teamed up with Crisis and Rainbow Trust to help raise £1,000 for each charity by Friday 21st December – and it’s easy to lend your support.  Simply Like Columbus Direct on Facebook and choose which charity you want to support - we’ll donate £1 per Like, to help us meet our fundra... Read more

Christmas booze cruisers urged to stay alert in Calais

A senior Eurotunnel executive has warned people heading to Calais for 'booze cruises' that migrants at Calais may attempt to target their vehicles as a means of getting into the UK. There are huge numbers of migrants camped out by the ferry terminals, looking for vehicles to smuggle themselves onto... Read more

Chemmy Alcott reveals the best skiing and snowboarding gadgets for Christmas 2016

If you’re a winter sports fan and looking to give yourself a pre-Christmas treat, or you’re looking for the ultimate gift for a skier or a snowboarder, we think you’ll enjoy our brand ambassador’s latest video. When we spoke to Chemmy at the Ski and Snowboard Show 2015, we decided to ask her which ... Read more

Help Children like Chloe this Christmas

This Christmas, Columbus has teamed up with both Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and Crisis to help raise £1,000 for each charity by Friday 21st December; money which can really help them carry out their valuable work. To lend your support, simply Like Columbus Direct on Facebook and we'll give a ... Read more

Festive treats from around the world

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without some sweet treats to feast upon, so here are some of our favourite Christmas recipes from around the globe. They're great for a Christmas get together, or if you'd like to bring in a little something for your colleagues... Spitzbuben or ‘little rascals’ Make... Read more

Ten facts about Lapland that you may not have known

Heading off to Lapland this Christmas? Lucky you. The domain of elves, reindeer, festive magic and that little known 'Santa' character, the largest and northernmost region of Finland is beloved by families the world over for being the epitome of Christmas spirit. If you're whisking your family off... Read more

Six reasons why life insurance is a better gift than an Xbox

OK, OK - you're a bit confused by the title. Fair enough. We're being serious, though. A life insurance policy is a valuable asset, and although it's not necessarily as fun as an Xbox, it's a gift that'll take care of your favourite people if the worst should happen. If you're thinking about treati... Read more

Rid your home of clutter the easy way this January

Your home is your castle, as they say, and if you've recently insured it (and your belongings) with us - bravo! We'll keep your hideaway from the world safe as, well, houses. Great, so that's your home taken care of - but may we ask a personal question? How is it looking, post-Christmas? We're goin... Read more

Half of Children Have Met the Real Santa Claus

Half (47%) of British children (aged five to 11) claim to have met the “real” Santa Claus, reveals new research from travel insurance specialist Columbus Direct1.  When asked how Santa Claus knows where they live: 11% of children claim he uses magic to find them on Christmas Eve. One child cl... Read more

What exactly is Boxing Day?

It’s a question you may have unanswered, one that may not be overly important but it’s certainly steeped in history. You may have been told that Boxing Day gets its name from discarding the boxes from your Christmas gifts the next day, a boxer’s favourite day of the year or boxing up the wrapping pa... Read more

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