Experience Time Travel on World’s Fastest Jet

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It’s a familiar scene for many on New Year’s Eve – you’re all dressed up with a glass of bubbly in your hand singing Auld Lang Syne and covered in party popper string. Instead of spending your evening watching Jools Holland on TV, why not welcome in the year 2015 with a bit more of a BANG!

If you’re one for luxury travel and love to party, why not combine the two by travelling back in time? No, we’re not talking about finding a time-travelling police box (although that would be pretty awesome!) – a new luxury holiday has been created and enables keen party-goers the chance to celebrate the New Year not once, but twice, on the world’s fastest jet travelling just under the speed of sound.

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Pensioners Spend £500 a DAY on Their £7,000 Holiday

holiday Pensioners Spend £500 a DAY on Their £7,000 Holiday

A recent survey of 2,000 individuals has revealed that one fifth of those aged 65 or over is spending over £7,000 on a holiday… and that’s without the cost of paying for flights and accommodation! The £500 a day spending money figure is used on trips lasting a fortnight on things such as excursions, boat rides, food shopping and spa treatments. Well, who says retirement has to be boring! Continue reading

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How to Stay Healthy on Your Flight

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For many of us who love travelling, travelling by plane is a necessity in order for us to see the world. Whilst the airport experience is stressful enough for even the most experienced traveller, the plane comes with its own downsides such as swollen ankles, dehydration, headaches and the worst culprit of all, exploding ear drum pain which on its own can be painful enough to make you wish you had stayed at home (Believe us, we’ve been there!).

The reason that we experience these aches and pains is simple. The majority of aircrafts fly at 35,000 feet where the air is thin and smooth for flying, but less accommodating for our bodies. As a result, the inside of the cabin is pressurised to resemble how the air would be if travelling at 7,000 feet. Continue reading

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Winter Travel Destinations, Planning, Tips, Advice and More

Little girl ski helmet Winter Travel Destinations, Planning, Tips, Advice and More

A lot of our customers ask us for help in planning, making the most of, and having safe winter trips abroad. We get asked about winter travel help so much that we have even dedicated an entire section of our website towards winter travel tips and advice.

In this post we are looking to cover as many of your winter travel questions as possible and give you easy access to the key information that we get asked each year in the build up to Christmas. Continue reading

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How to Ensure Successful Ski Travel This Christmas

Group ski How to Ensure Successful Ski Travel This Christmas

We have been providing specialist ski travel insurance for winter sport thrill seekers, expert and wannabe skiers as well as ski enthusiasts and have been able to gather a great deal of knowledge on what makes a ski holiday successful.

We love to make sure that when our customers go away for the winter, whether tis for a single trip to the Alps or a winter sports activity holiday they can get every bit of enjoyment from their trip – this is why we have created a number of ski travel tips and advices articles for you to benefit from.

A few of our most popular  articles are below including information on; ski safety, budget ski holidays and insuring your ski equipment. Continue reading

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Amazon Voucher Winner – October

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At Alpha we pride ourselves in providing a range of quality products and clear to read documentation, mixed with a large helping of exceptional customer service and served quickly at all times. We believe it’s the perfect recipe.

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and therefore to say a big thank you for choosing Alpha to cover their trip, we offer our customers the chance to win a £15 Amazon voucher in our monthly prize draw. Just leave us a comment on how we’ve done and that’s it – easy as, well, pie! Continue reading

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How Social Media Has Changed How People Travel

Social media is everywhere. Flicking through your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram feeds can often seem like tiny little windows into what everyone else is getting up to – from what they had to lunch to where they went on holiday. Each snapshot offers a tiny glimpse into their lives.

Social media isn’t just changing the way that we live our lives – updating our friends daily or weekly on our personal goings-on – but it’s also changing the way that we travel. Before social media exploded onto the scene, people used to fly into a city without knowing anything about their destination aside from what they had read in their guidebook or heard about from friends. Now, you can read blogs, look at people’s picture feeds, read reviews of local amenities and even make friendly connections with local people through social media.

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International Ways of Getting Engaged

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Whilst we’re used to the traditional on-one-knee moment here in the UK (and in many other Western countries) there are hundreds of ways people propose marriage to their other half in countries across the world – some have chosen to stay close to their roots and still carry out this sort of proposal whereas others have ditched their traditions in favour of the more mainstream style.

However, if you’re thinking of proposing to your other half on your upcoming holiday, and you want to surprise them, why not try out some of these internationally traditional methods?

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Busting the Five Big Myths About Hitchhiking

When you tell people, friends and family, that you’re intending on hitchhiking your way across a country, or even multiple countries, you will often be greeted with worried expressions and comments about terrible things. Although it’s true when you say ‘there’s no smoke without fire’, but the fact that some hitchhiking horror stories are so famous are because they are so rare. Either way, it’s pretty difficult to face this sort of pessimism, and can definitely put you off when others inundate you with horror stories, but this sort of thing doesn’t happen all the time, everywhere.

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Have a Break, Have a Chocolate Themed Holiday

Seeing as this week is National Chocolate Week, we’re taking it upon ourselves to celebrate with fervor (we’ve been through a couple of Dairy Milks already!) but we thought we’d also write about some of our favourite chocolate-themed destinations.

If you’re a big fan of the sweet treat, you don’t have to travel far to indulge in some of the best chocolate the world has to offer – including some pretty weird (but wonderful) creations. From the velvety truffles of Belgium to the nutty delights of Brazil, there are plenty of places to visit if you have a sweet tooth. Continue reading

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