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Festivals Feature – Distortion

Posted on May 20, 2016

It might not look like it, but summer is on the way which means sunny days and festivals! Here in the UK the summer months are packed full of music festivals, but all around the world throughout the year there are different events going on that you might find yourself in the middle of if you’re thinking of going travelling in the next few months. Read more

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And This Month’s Winner Is…

Posted on May 11, 2016

Let's face it, travel insurance can be confusing. At Alpha we've tried to make the process of purchasing your travel insurance as easy and stress-free as possible, and it's important to us to know we're doing a good job. That's why we really appreciate when our customers take the time to leave us reviews on Trust Pilot.  Read more

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10 Travel Quotes that Will Make You Drop Everything and Go

Posted on May 10, 2016

Who can deny they love an inspirational travel quote. Here at Alpha we love feeling the motivation that comes from reading someone else’s experienced words. Here are 10 of our favourite quotes that will make you drop everything and go travelling, complete with even more inspirational photographs of the world for that little extra push…

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What type of traveller are you?

Posted on March 08, 2016

Are you That Person who left their passport at home? Do you jump on a last-minute flight or have you planned your holiday down to military precision?

We've all got that mate that regales us with the stories of his travels in Thailand, or the friend who constantly posts photos of their trips on social media, so the team at Alpha have come up with a fun quiz to find out what type of travellers you are. It's really quick and easy to complete, and you're in with a chance of winning a £50 Experience Days voucher. Read more

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City breaks for Easter 2016 – Where to go in Europe

Posted on March 02, 2016

Bad weather, busy shops, DIY and cheap chocolate? If the thought of spending another typical Easter at home in the UK has got you looking forward to arriving back at work on 29 March, it could be time to break the cycle with an exciting trip away. Read more


20 Strange Items You Wouldn’t Believe Nearly Made it Through Security

Posted on February 24, 2016

From a miniature horse wedged into a dog crate and a loose crocodile on board an aircraft, to petrol filled chainsaws and even a human head – we reveal the most bizarre items that air passengers have tried to sneakily smuggle through security. Read more

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Plan Your Trip to… Brazil

Posted on February 17, 2016

Brazil is the fifth-largest country in the world. It's known for its friendly people, vibrant culture and stunning scenery, so it's little wonder it's on many travellers' bucket lists. You can have any type of holiday you want here – you could hike through the Amazon, explore Brazil's many fascinating cities, or simply relax on the beach and drink cocktails. It really is up to you! Read more

Destination - Reykjavik Iceland

Top Reasons Why You Should Definitely Visit Iceland [Guest Post]

Posted on February 10, 2016

Iceland has it all - dramatic rainbow arched waterfalls, mountains with snowcapped peaks, all juxtaposed with lush valleys and countryside around the corner. Whether you're searching for the elusive Northern Lights, or fancy getting into a bit of hot water at the Blue Lagoon, check out our guest post Read more

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Is It Time to Take a Digital Detox?

Posted on February 03, 2016

For most people, the mobile phone, laptop or tablet is a travel essential. Keeping in touch with those back home, checking work emails or browsing social media posts has become the norm for those heading abroad on holiday. Read more

Destination - Mt Fujiin Japan

Plan Your Trip to… Japan

Posted on January 27, 2016

To us foreigners, Japan can seem like a whole different world. Year after year, tourists from all over the globe are drawn to the country to see its stunning landscapes, visit its historic temples, taste its unique dishes, and experience its incredible technology. Read more

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