Ireland’s nickname, the ‘Emerald Isle’ should be enough to sway you into visiting its endless rolling hills and greenery. It’s a country memorable for the character, the friendly locals, great nightlife and landscapes that’ll take your breath away.Read more
Whether your New Year's resolution was to save up for that big thing, stop spending money on coffee every day or just budget better this year - we’re here to help you not just become a savvy traveller, but a savvy spender too! We’ve broken down the most budget-friendly places to visit, how long to stay and how to explore them for next to nothing!
And if you use code *Winter20 at checkout, then we'll give you 20% off your next policy with us.Read more
The Novel Coronavirus has been causing serious problems throughout the world as of late, with almost 10,000 cases confirmed, and 213 deaths caused by the outbreak. Due to the concerns being raised by holidaymakers about how they will be affected, we here at Alpha have compiled your frequently asked questions into one place, to give you peace of mind when travelling to an affected country.Read more
In this day and age, living sustainably is incredibly important. Over the last few years, many of us have made small changes to our everyday life in order to do our bit for the planet, but there’s still loads more to be done. One area that we may not instantly consider making changes to, but would make a huge difference, is how we travel. With global tourism at a record high, doing small things we consider harmless could end up being very costly for the environment. But if you’re travelling for the first time, you may not necessarily know what these things are, and they may even surprise you. So, we’ve put together twelve of the most common mistakes travellers make, and how you can avoid them in order to make your travels not only a memorable experience, but also an eco-friendly one.
Although people are a bit hesitant to travel at the minute, there are still some incredible places to see. Whether you’re planning your travels this year or currently on the go, you can look into ways to help out different locations you’re visiting - like volunteering and supporting local communities, businesses and charities. Here are some destinations to add to your list in 2020.
As we become more aware of the environmental impact that factory farming has, more of us are making the switch and going meatless. However, when the festive season hits it can be hard to know where to look for veggie options. We’ve taken a look and the top 10 festive treats for you to try on your travels - so whether you’re in the northern Alps at Salzburg’s Christmas Market or exploring the birthplace of ‘Good King Wenceslaus’ himself in Prague, there’s plenty of veggie options to try that will look great on the Insta feed.
Tis’ the season for comfort food, watching reruns of Love Actually and endless hours roaming around the shops for the best gifts. Although Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, it can also be one of the most wasteful, leaving a huge impact on the environment.
Alpha has joined forces with global marine charity, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), to raise awareness of the shocking impact waste has on our oceans.
Protecting marine life is an important part of sustainability and (if you didn’t know), it’s something very close to our hearts. So far, with your help, we have managed to raise over £12,000 for the WDC, which has gone towards The SEALIFE Trust Beluga Sanctuary Project. For more information on this incredible mission to relocate two whales from captivity, click here. Read more
October is no longer just the month of Halloween – it’s also Unblocktober (you heard it here first!).
You’re probably wondering – what is Unblocktober? It’s actually pretty cool. It’s a new awareness month and national campaign which aims to help stop fatbergs from destroying the sewer network and save marine life from plastic pollution. So, if you haven’t already guessed – this is right up our street. Read more
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