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Do you live in a burglary hotspot?

Do you know how safe your area is? New research published by MoneySuperMarket has revealed which parts of the UK are likely to be targeted by thieves - and which areas are, statistically, the safest. The research looked at millions of home insurance quotes to  find the postcodes where homeowners a... Read more

5 days of free Wi-Fi now available to Columbus Direct customers

Going abroad and not having full use of your mobile without paying extortionate charges for roaming can be very frustrating, especially when you like to stay (or need to stay) connected. Not all hotels and resorts are well connected, you may find that they offer no Wi-Fi, or offer a poor connection ... Read more

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

Brazil’s popularity as a holiday destination continues to grow rapidly, as the hosts of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics, and record numbers of tourists have visited over the past 10 years. From golden sands to stunning lagoons and mountain forests, even a casual walk out of the cities will... Read more

Where to go in May

With the unseasonably chilly spring we’re having, we’re all in need of some sunshine here at Columbus Direct towers and our thoughts are turning to hotter climes.  Why not plan an early-season Summer break to get your dose of Vitamin D?  Here are our top picks for travel during May: Bahamas May is... Read more

Hot places to jet off to this October

Autumn's finally hit the UK, and if you're chasing the sun, here are some destinations that we recommend.  The Canary Islands: The Canary Islands, found just off the west coast of Africa, must have some of the happiest residents in the world; they've got high temperatures all year long and you're ... Read more

Over 12m Brits predicted to take a winter holiday

According to ABTA, over 12 million Brits are set to take a winter holiday during the coming months. ABTA's research suggests that around 43% of people interviewed are planning a winter break to feel the sun on their faces - and 18% of (possibly more adventurous) people are planning a winter sports ... Read more

The top five places to escape to this January

Anyone out there sick of the cold weather already? If you’re looking forward to Christmas being over so you can jump on a plane and cheerfully wave farewell to this green and freezing land, fair enough. Here are some ideas for idyllic locations that’ll ensure you start 2015 in a state of beach-induc... Read more

The top 15 holiday destinations for 2015

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The Donkey Sanctuary urges UK tourists to take steps against animal cruelty this summer

Travel can open your eyes to the world in ways you've never expected - and you may, occasionally, see some sights which may not sit easily with you. Tourists will often come across donkeys on holiday, but is their work in the tourism trade causing them to suffer? We decided to speak to The Donkey ... Read more

Discover Cuba’s secrets with our handy 2016 guide

There’s a trick to making the most of your holiday, and it’s very simple. Put down the guide book and discover your holiday destination on your own. Well, maybe with a little bit of help. We’ve spoken to two travellers about their experience of Cuba - what to see, where to eat, and where to stay. W... Read more