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Columbus Direct Brand Evolution

You may have noticed our updated logo and the make-over we’ve given to Columbus the dog – we hope you like what we’ve done.We thought you might be interested in seeing how the brand has changed over the last 25 years, so we’ve put together a short video so you can see the evolution of both the logo ... Read more

How to keep your home secure during the Christmas holidays

Although we all take time off over the Christmas holidays, thieves don't - and the season to be merry can very often turn into the season to be burgled. This December, don't let your guard down and become a victim of crime; here's how to keep your home safe. If you're going away: If you're planni... 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

Columbus Direct gears up for Movember 2014

Just as we were beginning to get over the excitement of Octobeard, along came Movember - and the men of Columbus Direct are keen to get involved. Mark Phillips, Simon Head and Roger Gordon are taking part as Team Screwdriver, and we're already anxiously scanning their top lips for signs of wondrous... Read more

1 in 5 Brits unfriend Facebook pals due to boasting on social media

The next time you're tempted to post a picture of yourself basking in the sun by the pool or frolicking at a Full Moon Party, stop.  A new study has shown that nearly half of the UK think one to three holiday images on their Facebook or Instagram is spam, and one in five get so cheesed off with rel... Read more

How to hunt down a bargain bank holiday break

Finding that elusive bank holiday bargain break - it sounds great, doesn't it, but how easy is it to find a bargain in today's world of cut-price breaks and 'once in a lifetime deals'? For so many people, finding that cheap break stops being so cheap as soon as they add up the cost of hotels, food,... 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

The best anti-Valentine’s Day trips for successful singletons

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and it’s just as tedious as ever. If you’d like to celebrate not being tied down and you want to take a trip to toast your fancy-free lifestyle (or just look forlornly into the distance and drink on a beach somewhere), here are the best locations to jet off to. Just ... 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

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

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