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General Travel Advice

As well as a wealth of advice in our Single, Multi and Backpacker sections, here you will find a range of other helpful information and advice to prepare you for your journey. Below we have covered a wide range of topics including how to book cheap flights, travel documents and driving overseas. Take a look at the sections below to get started!

Preparation

From travel documents to booking a flight, this section is packed with useful information to help plan the perfect trip.

Why Should I Worry About Visas? - There are lots of things to think about when planning a trip abroad: flights, accommodation, travel insurance, passports... the list…

Help for Applying for a Passport - If you intend on going on a trip abroad, you will need a passport... it is your golden ticket to…

What Does an EHIC Card Cover for Travel? - Thousands of people each year apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to assist them on their travels, but…

ATOL Certificates for Travel Operators - With the recent recession causing companies to fall in to administration and companies ceasing to exist with little protection for…

How to Book Cheap Flights - Holidays can be expensive; booking the flights, accommodation, entertainment... the costs can rack up quite quickly, especially if you have…

Things to Consider Before Driving Overseas - If you're planning on renting, borrowing, hiring or ever bringing your own car with you on your trip abroad you…

Preparation

Travelling

This section holds important information that you can apply whilst travelling.

10 Travel Quotes that Will Make You Drop Everything - Who can deny they love an inspirational travel quote. Here at Alpha we love feeling the motivation that comes from…

Airport Parking - Millions of people fly out of British airports every year, and seeing as public transport can be both an unreliable…

First Time Flyer Guide - If your travel plans involve you flying on an airplane for the first time, you might feel daunted, confused and…

Lost and Stolen Passports - Having your passport stolen or lost while away can not only ruin your holiday but cause a lot of additional…

Travelling

Travel Insurance Guides

Buying a travel insurance policy can be confusing for many, especially when there are so many different elements covered! Our guides below will help to make things a little bit simpler for you.

Explaining Holiday Cancellation Insurance - You have decided on where you want to go, how long you want to go for and what you are…

Understanding Worldwide Travel Insurance - It is now so much easier to travel the World. Cheaper air fares and faster trains have brought distant lands…

What is European Travel Insurance? - Are you one of the surprisingly large number of travellers who believe that you do not need to buy travel…

Have I Got the Correct Cover? - Travel insurance is an important addition to your trip; without it, you could potentially be faced with costs for delayed…

Travel Insurance Guides

Staying Social

For more helpful tips and advice or to watch our videos, keep in contact with us through our social media channels below!

Alpha on Twitter - For the social media savvy individuals out there who know the difference between a hashtag and a re-tweet, why not…

Alpha On Facebook - Here at Alpha we love all things both travel and social, so why not give us a 'like' on Facebook…

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