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Ash Cloud worries for Holidaymakers

The aviation industry has today been warned about potential flight disruptions due to powerful seismic activity recorded at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano in the past three days. The Met Office recorded the earthquake as the strongest in the region since 1996 and upgraded the status to orange – the f... Read more

New ash cloud travel cover stops travellers going volcanic

More up to date information on Ash Cloud worries for Holidaymakers (August 2014) can be found here.With the recent news of the Katla volcano in Iceland attracting scientist’s attention (with more than 500 tremors in and ... Read more

What are Europe's best spas?

For centuries, thermal spa pools have been hailed for their health benefits, alleviating and in some cases, curing, an assortment of ailments. With a composition that includes myriad essential minerals, even the healthiest people could feel rejuvenated after a quick dip. No wonder spa breaks are so ... Read more

Where can you see the northern lights this winter?

The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, is one of the most spectacular natural sights in the world. It is usually only visible from certain places, and you need a bit of luck if you’re going to try and track down a good view of it, as the sightings can be unpredictable. Travellers ... Read more

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

The Ultimate List of Cruise Holidays

Cruise holidays have evolved. The landscape of uninterested couples sipping martinis has slid off the dance floor and into folklore. Those of us who are cruise virgins can now be incentivised not only by the fact that you pay up-front (and therefore stick to a budget) but that you can experience eve... Read more

Travellers may be asked for credit card instead of EHIC card, warns EU Commission

Some Columbus Direct customers have experienced issues using EHIC cards in SpainLondon 31 May 2013 – A year ago this month, Columbus Direct warned British travellers that the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) card may not be enough to cover their medical expenses if they fall ill in countries su... Read more

Ten Famous Landmarks – You’ve (probably) Never Heard Of

Some of you will look at this title and immediately think it is a contradiction of terms. After all, the definition of the word famous is ‘known by many’. However, these are landmarks known by many who live next to them or in the same area; just their fame hasn't stretched much further. With that in... 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

Chemmy Alcott reveals the drama behind The Arctic Circle Race's abrupt finish

When The Arctic Circle Race ended at the beginning of Day 3, we were all pretty worried about Chemmy and the gang. What had happened overnight - and why had the race been called off? Luckily, we managed to catch up with Chemmy this morning as she was on her way to Iceland and spoke to her about h... Read more

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