Aurora Borealis features highly on the bucket lists of many travellers and avid explorers. Back in January, we wrote a post about visiting the Northern Lights which explained how we have entered the ‘Solar Max’ period and the year 2013 being the best time to see the lights in 50 years. In this post, we are going to share some travel tips and advice for those of you who are planning a Christmas or Winter trip to try and catch a glimpse of this beautiful natural sight. Continue reading
Two students from Cambridge University have just become the first people in the world to travel all the way down the entire length of the Amazon River. The river itself is the second longest in the world at an impressive length of 2,077 miles, but this was simply a challenge waiting to be completed for students Mark de Rond and Anton Wright.
Shark free diving is a popular activity amongst backpackers and gap year travellers around the world. It’s no wonder this activity is so popular, as you plunge into the depths of the water a stunning array of wildlife and coral take your breath away… Our keen adventure enthusiast, Kelly, has enjoyed doing exciting activities and has been working through her bucket list crossing things off as she goes. In this post she shares her tips and advice on booking a shark free diving experience, read on to find out more. Continue reading
Planning a holiday is meant to be enjoyable and something to look forward to. However, with so much to remember to do it can quickly turn stressful if you forget something important! We have put together some last minute holiday tips so you are 100% prepared before leaving for the airport. From taking out the rubbish to planning your route to the airport, completing a few simple tasks before you depart ensures a stress-free return. If you want to feel super organized before your next trip, follow our pre-travel airport tips and advice guide below – it’s perfect to use as a checklist in preparation for your next trip overseas! Continue reading
Back in September we launched our ‘Customer Reviews’ competition to give one lucky customer the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher! Entering was quick and easy – leave us a customer review on our Trust Pilot page about your experience with Alpha Travel Insurance. We received lots of lovely comments during the course of the month, but are pleased to announce our first Amazon voucher winner is Mr. Fernando from Hertfordshire. Continue reading
If you feel unprepared to travel as you have niggling questions yet to be resolved; fear no more as we have collected the very latest Twitter travel tips spanning the one liner posts that you need to know before you go.
If you get a chance to read through some more in depth travel tips and advice while sat at the airport or waiting for the taxi to pick you up some of our latest and most seasons tips and advice items can be seen below. Continue reading
Previously, our staff members have taken part in the three peaks challenge in order to raise money for charity, alongside our ongoing support for our adopted charity The Family Holiday Association. Today at the office, we had a pajama day to help raise money for BBC’s Children in Need.
Each member of our staff decided to leave the work wear at home with our Claims team (above) donning their checkered pajama bottoms and animal onesies; whereas our Call Centre decided to go for dressing gowns and slippers. In total we raised over £100 towards the cause – a fantastic team effort! Continue reading
Previously we wrote about Google Maps reaching out to the avid backpacker with a virtual tour of the Grand Canyon, alongside a breathtaking insight into the underwater world of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. But if you’ve ever been a fan of exploring ancient ruins and have a love of cultural heritage, we have something that might be up your street! A newly-launched iPad app now allows users to travel back in time and immerse themselves into a virtual re-build of the ancient city. Continue reading
The month of November brings chill and wet weather to the UK as the colder seasons kick in. Why not make the most of sunnier climates across the globe and jet off on a city or sunshine break! With plenty of places to go and lots to do, it can be difficult to choose the perfect location. To give you some starting inspiration, we’ve carefully cherry picked our favourite three – take a look!
Paris is fantastic at any time of the year, although November marks the beginning of the ever-popular festive Christmas markets. Whether you’re looking to grab a bargain or simply looking to soak up the atmosphere, Paris is easily accessible via train or ferry and is a destination that won’t break the bank! Continue reading
At Alpha Travel Insurance, we believe we provide fantastic prices and products combined with exceptional customer service. Our customers are important and stand at the heart of everything that we do; therefore after receiving lots of ideas and suggestions we’ve listened to your feedback and made some improvements to our website.
Several of our customers asked as to whether we had any existing customer reviews that they could take a look at before purchasing. Baring this in mind, we then decided to create a dedicated customer reviews page which can be found in the ‘Why Alpha’ tab above. Alongside this, we also created a Trust Pilot page, so rather than emailing or calling us, this allows our customers to leave their feedback instantly and easily. We’ve placed our Trust Pilot banner on our home page if you’d like to take a look! Continue reading