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The 8 mistakes successful travel bloggers don't make

Everyone wants to be a travel blogger, which is unsurprising. Getting paid to travel the world, seeing incredible sights and then writing about them doesn’t seem too hard, does it? However, there’s no disguising the fact that not all travel blogs are created equal - many just don’t have the pulling... Read more

When travel meets art: Wildlife artist Bas Evans shows how jetsetting has shaped his work

Bas Evans has been a wildlife artist for over 20 years, and during that time, his work has taken him all over the globe. Widely recognised as one of the world’s most highly acclaimed wildlife and nature artists, his work receives recognition from museums, galleries, art critics and collectors alike... Read more

The rise of the grey gappers

Move over student backpackers, there's a new kind of traveller in town (or should that be 'on the plane?'). Yes, the 'grey gappers' have arrived, and they're taking the travel industry by storm. What's a grey gapper? This somewhat derogatory term refers to a growing group of over-55-year olds who ... Read more

What will 2018 look like for Airline Passengers?

We’ve said goodbye to 2017. For some travellers it’s more like good riddance, but for everyone who flies, the future of the industry will rely on many moving parts and airlines hope that the ones who keep moving the most are its passengers. It’s been a pretty good time for airlines over the last few... Read more

Sports and activities covered free with Columbus Direct

When we go away on holiday, most of us just want to be to be covered for a relaxing snorkel or a round of golf on our travel insurance. However, what if you're after a little bit more? We cover 150 sports and activities as standard, so if you're seeking a new challenge, we're the right insurer for ... Read more

Saga show older travellers that the world is their oyster

We've been writing a lot of features on older travellers this week, looking at trends, destinations and staying safe. So, when we approached Saga, who specialise in holidays for older travellers, we knew we'd make a dynamite combo. We've asked them about the benefits and potential pitfalls of older... Read more

The best films about holidays which went slightly awry

Packing for a trip at the moment? Good good; don't let us stop you. Here at Columbus Direct, obviously, we're massive fans of travel - but we can't resist a film where the trip takes a funny, surreal or downright dangerous turn. You may have guessed this by our fondness for Airplane!, which we stil... Read more

Flights to Greece face delays and cancellations due to strikes

Holidaymakers are facing more misery this week as flights to Greece are hit by delays and cancellations from 2pm this afternoon. Air traffic controllers at Greek airports have announced they will be striking today and are threatening to strike again on August 14 and 15. The planned strikes are pai... Read more

New research suggests female solo travellers are on the rise

Good news, solo lady travellers - your numbers are growing.  New research undertaken by Travelzoo has suggested that 60% of women in the UK would be happy to head off on holiday alone, and that the destinations British women perceive as the world’s safest are France, Spain, Canada, Italy and the Un... 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

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