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Travel advice: Your insurance and the Istanbul airport attack

The attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport (Europe’s third-busiest airport) have caused some travel disruption to and within Turkey. If you’re in Istanbul and you want to know how your travel insurance can help you, we’ve answered some FAQs below. For more information, please call our customer servic... 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

Unforgettable food: Travel bloggers reveal their favourite meals abroad

What’s your favourite meal - you know, the one you’ll never forget? We’ve rounded up an array of well-known travel bloggers and asked them this - what’s the best meal you’ve had on your travels? You know, the one that you thought about for weeks afterwards and tried, unsuccessfully, to make at home... Read more

Which countries should be on your bucket list?

If you’re new to travelling and you’d like to see the world, you’re probably wondering where to start first. We’ve asked some seasoned backpackers about their favourite holiday destinations, and why they love them so much; so, if you’re looking for ideas, here are the countries and places that they... Read more

Top 25 Destinations named in TripAdvisor 2018 Awards

Before booking your holiday, you want to know what the area is like, if there are many restaurants or bars you’d like to visit, and if there’s much to do during the day – and what better way to find that information out than checking review websites such as Trust Pilot and TripAdvisor. The latter, 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

The best places to travel to for an Autumn holiday

Autumn isn’t always the most popular time of year for travellers, despite there being plenty of beautiful locations and fun activities to experience. The period between September and November can also be a cheaper time for people to go on holiday, and there are still plenty of warm areas that you c... Read more