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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

Travel advice: Your insurance and the Brussels attacks

The airport and metro attacks in Brussels have caused widespread travel disruption. Eurostar services to Brussels have been suspended, and there are no flights to or from Brussels Airport. If you’re in Brussels and you want to know how your travel insurance can help you, we’ve answered some FAQs be... Read more

Best and worst skiing experiences – how many have you experienced?

Patrick Thorne is the editor for InTheSnow magazine and website, and it’s fair to say that he knows his stuff. He’s been hunting snow since 1964 (yes, that’s exactly what it sounds like), professionally skiing since 1984, and he’s written over 20,000 snow news stories, features, and reports. Seeing... Read more

Freak snowfall and avalanche fears leave thousands of Brits trapped in Austria

Freak snowfall and avalanche fears left thousands of British tourists trapped in ski resorts in the Austrian Alps last night. More than 1,000 Brits are stranded in the town of Ischgl alone, but many more are believed to be stuck in ski resorts Galtur, St Anton and Arlberg. The Tyrol region has seen... Read more

Help Children like Chloe this Christmas

This Christmas, Columbus has teamed up with both Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and Crisis to help raise £1,000 for each charity by Friday 21st December; money which can really help them carry out their valuable work. To lend your support, simply Like Columbus Direct on Facebook and we'll give a ... Read more

The IATA formalises rescue fares to help stranded passengers

Have you ever been stranded because your airline collapsed? If so, here's some good news to round of the week - members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to offer discount 'rescue' fares to travellers who are unable to travel because their airline has gone out of bus... Read more

Evacuation and flight cancellations after volcano eruption in Chile

Despite having been dormant for over 40 years, the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice in the space of a few hours. Worried authorities have declared a red alert, and nearly 4,000 people within a 12 mile radius have been evacuated. The popular tourist towns of Puerto Montt and Puert... Read more

The unofficial guide to surviving the summer on London's Underground

Ace of Base were right when they said that the summer was cruel. However, they failed to mention that on London's public transport system, it's hot, smelly, claustrophobic and almost always rammed.  However, we all still have to get about. So how do Londoners cope when the heat is on and the bus is... 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

200 killed as a result of heavy monsoon rains in Thailand

A culmination of two months of heavy monsoon rain has claimed the lives of over 200 people in Thailand. Since mid-July heavy rains have now affected 58 of Thailand’s 78 provinces – 25 being badly hit. Farmers land has been submerged and rivers at breaking point, with more heavy rains forecast from... Read more

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