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Travel Tips & Advice

Whether you're jetting off on a holiday, planning to globe trot across the world, or you're an adrenaline fueled sports enthusiast, this section will be useful and helpful in providing answers to your travel related questions.

Our Single Trip, Multi Trip and Backpacker sections have some fantastic advice for those planning annual holidays, gap years or backpacking trips. From packing tips and destination ideas, to safety advice and Wi-Fi hotspots, we've got everything covered here.

If you're worried about travel sickness or falling ill abroad, take a look at our Medical section; for a stress-free holiday and how to keep the kids entertained whilst travelling, check our Family section; and for the adrenaline junkies, our Sports and Winter sections provide a range of advice from waxing your skis to mountain safety.

For all other travel information, head over to our General section for advice on passports, EHIC Cards, visas and much more!

 

Single Trip Travel Advice

Planning a holiday, short break or day trip abroad? From destination ideas and choosing the right hotel to scoring a discounted flight, we’ve got it covered.

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Single Trip Travel Advice
Multi Trip Travel Advice

Multi Trip Travel Advice

If you’re taking two or more trips abroad this year, our Multi Trip section has ideas on where to go plus money-saving tips to ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

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Backpacker Travel Advice

Our Backpacker section provides a wealth of information on gap years, volunteering, money saving tips, hostel etiquette and how to stay safe as a solo traveller.

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Backpacker Travel Advice
Sports & Activity Travel Advice

Sports & Activity Travel Advice

If you’re a regular adrenaline junkie or simply looking to indulge in a new activity whilst on your trip, make sure you visit this section first!

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Winter Travel Advice

From skiing to snowboarding, ice skating to tobogganing, check out our Winter sports equipment maintenance and safety guides.

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Winter Travel Advice
Medical Travel Advice

Medical Travel Advice

This section is for guidance and support whether you have a pre-existing medical condition, need vaccinations, or if you are concerned about emergency medical assistance abroad.

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Family Travel Advice

What better way to spend quality time with the ones you love than on a family holiday. Travelling with kids should be an enjoyable experience; our family advice will make your trip less stressful.

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Family Travel Advice

General Travel Advice

If you haven’t been able to find what you’re looking for, our General Travel Advice section has information to suit all kinds of trip; from passports to EHIC Cards, driving overseas to staying in contact.

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Know Before You Go

Alpha Travel Insurance is a proud member of the FCO’s ‘Know Before You Go’ campaign, which means we advise our customers not to travel against the advice of the FCO. This section highlights everything you need to know including local laws, safety information, entry requirements and general advice about your destination.

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Travel Insurance Glossary

For explanations on common travel insurance terms, take a look at our glossary page for all your answers.

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