New things are on the horizon for Gatwick Airport as it unveils plans of becoming the most efficient two-runway airport in the UK. The airport, located in Sussex, has a variety of plans to improve services including a new self-service bag drop, automatic check-in desks and electronic gates at security with the hope of abolishing queues and introduce faster plane turnaround times. Continue reading
When it comes to purchasing travel insurance, it can be a minefield to get the right cover for both you and your trip; activity packs, excess levels and medical screenings can be complete gobbledegook for those that are not 100% familiar with insurance terms or in fact, what type of cover they need.
At Alpha, we believe travel insurance should be completely clear and easy to understand. In this blog we are going to talk about excess levels, in particular what they are and how they can affect your travel insurance policy as a whole. Hopefully this will make things easier when it comes to choosing the right policy for you. Continue reading
For those of you who have made one of this year’s resolutions to travel more, we believe that there is simply no better time than now to make a start on crossing things off your bucket list. However the first question that stumps many wannabe-travellers is simply ‘where do I go?’ And with so many places to choose from in the big wide world, it can be a tricky question to answer.
In this blog post, we are going to showcase the destinations that you should definitely visit before it’s too late. With global warming affecting the snow caps on Mount Kilimanjaro and islands sinking into the Pacific Ocean, each of them is threatened. You may never get to experience some of these treasures in quite the same way in the not-too-distant future…
A recent report by Travel Supermarket has revealed that when it comes to going away on holiday and bagging that exclusive spot by the pool, us Brits are learning a thing or two out of Germany’s book.
The survey examined the travel trends of both UK and German holidaymakers with just over 4,000 individuals being surveyed. The survey showed that when it comes to money for booking and splashing out on trips abroad, Germans have more money and therefore tend to travel for much longer Continue reading
As you’re probably familiar with by now, every month we choose one lucky customer to be the winner of our customer reviews competition and award them with a £15 Amazon voucher. All they had to do was leave us a 4 or 5 star review on our dedicated Trust Pilot page and the winner is then selected at random from all entrants.
We always receive so many lovely reviews but we are pleased to announce that the winner for December is… Continue reading
Are you currently feeling the post-Christmas blues and are dreading heading back to work after eating one too many mince pies over the festive break? You’re not alone. As 2015 begins and the novelty of Christmas fades for another year, many of us are struggling to adjust back to reality and are already planning their summer vacation.
Given the title of ‘Miserable Monday,’ January 5th was the peak day for post-Christmas holiday planning which saw a 68% soar in online searches for flights, holiday packages and travel insurance. Continue reading
Do you love the feeling of crisp snow under your feet, fresh air against your face and adrenaline running through your veins? We asked our snow-loving customers about their winter holidaying habits, check them out below in our latest infographic! Continue reading
The 2014-2015 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup kicked off earlier this week; providing exciting showcases of skiing skill in accessible, scenic locations worldwide. International competitors take part in a number of different freestyle ski event, in a wide range of locations, all hoping to perform well enough in their events to be crowned the overall FIS Freestyle Skiing Men’s or Women’s world champion.
Some of the choicest locations this time around are Arosa, Switzerland for Skicross, Beijing, China for aerials, and Calgary, Canada. You could have a legitimately exciting holiday in these locations even if the Freestyle Skiing World Cup wasn’t in town; so this event provides some great impetus for last minute winter breaks! Continue reading
It may surprise you to discover that the trend for UK holidaymakers between 2008 and 2012 has been one of decline*. A major contributing factor of this will have been the UK and global economies over that timeframe however, one type of travel that has seen growth, especially since 2010 is European travel.
A recent report from YouGov UK – ‘Market intelligence: Activity and adventure holidays’, gives us an insight into this, and more specifically an insight into the trends for adventure and activity holidays experienced from UK travellers. Continue reading
Keen traveller, Ben Fletcher, is an adventure and general outdoor activities enthusiast. In the last two years he has spent a lot of time travelling and hiking around the UK, the world, and very soon will be heading out to Belize for a jungle survival adventure! In this blog he shares some of my favourite hiking locations in the UK and shares his knowledge about the particular areas as well as sharing his top travel and hiking tips. Continue reading