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We’re Drowning in an Unsustainable Ocean

Posted on June 21, 2019

WE’RE DROWNING THE OCEAN. Okay, that got your attention. Right about now you might be thinking “What? Drowning the ocean? The ocean is made of water, it can’t drown.” In fact, you’re beginning to question your entire existence. Is everything you’ve ever been told… a lie!? Most probably not, but if you were ever told that the ocean can’t drown, not only do you have some strange conversations, but yeah, you were lied to. Read more

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Sustainable Tourism Attractions 2019

Posted on June 14, 2019

The world is in big trouble. Climate change, global destruction and unsustainable practices seem to be plastered all over the news every day. I mean, it’s even all over our social media channels. Our Instagram feeds are filled daily with a plethora of accounts looking for likes in exchange for donations, claiming to preserve the rainforest and schemes to rid the oceans of plastic. Read more

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Destinations that might not be around in 2029

Posted on June 01, 2019

Tourism isn’t just hotels, restaurants and tacky souvenir gifts- it’s a fundamental asset in boosting a country’s economy, creating jobs for locals and covering public service costs. So, before we start knocking tourism, let us make this perfectly clear- TOURISM CAN BE GREAT. However, a lack of consideration on sustainability from holidaymakers is having a detrimental effect on many of our favourite holiday hot-spots. Read more

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The Best Places to Spend Your Bank Holiday Weekend

Posted on May 20, 2019

The final May bank holiday is just around the corner, so what better excuse than to get away for a long weekend? There are so many amazing cities just waiting to be explored and to make it even better - it doesn't take a ridiculously long time to get there! Read more

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Eco-friendly methods of transport

Posted on May 16, 2019

With many people reliant on transportation within their day to day lifestyles, the world is under significant pressure to develop new, more sustainable ways to cope with the current demands. The department for transport highlighted how, in 2017, 808 billion kilometres were travelled by passengers in the UK alone – the highest volume ever recorded. So, although some people turn a blind eye and often dismiss sustainable transportation methods, as they’re regularly seen as less convenient or a slower method, it still remains an issue that needs addressing. Read more

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What happens abroad, stays abroad – Our guide to a Lads Holiday

Posted on May 01, 2019

Packing your bags and heading for the party islands abroad has virtually become a summer ritual for most ‘lads’ in the UK. Every summer we see groups of boys setting off abroad full of enthusiasm, who often then return a week later in need of some R&R. Read more

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WDC- The Beluga Sanctuary

Posted on April 30, 2019

As you may know, we are partnered with the amazing WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation). They are a leading, global charity who work tirelessly to protect Whales and Dolphins. So far, as a result of our wonderful Alpha customers donations, we have managed to raise over £12,000 to the charity – money which has been put towards The Beluga Sanctuary project. Read more

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How Students Deal with Stress

Posted on April 01, 2019

Around this time of year, it become apparent to students that they have exams in a matter of weeks, and coursework deadlines fast approaching. The Easter holidays seem less of a relaxing break and more like the last opportunity to get that 20,000-word dissertation finished, or cram in all the revision last minute (don’t worry we’ve all been there).

Everyone in the Alpha team knows exactly what it’s like to deal with stress while studying- so you can relax, you’re not alone. And look at us now- yes, we still deal with stress (travel insurance is no laughing matter) however we survived the challenges of being a student and came out the other side.

So, we’ve put together a list of all the things that the Alpha team did to deal with stress back in the day when we were students (we hope it helps!). Read more

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Adventures with Alpha

Posted on March 21, 2019

Many of us dream of travelling around the world, however instead of taking the plunge, we seem to just make excuses and never quite find the time to fit it in. Read more

An Introduction to Sustainable Tourism

Posted on March 18, 2019

The travel and tourism market is booming, with holidaymakers keener than ever to get away and explore new places. However, with that, comes responsibility in the form of sustainability. Some laugh it off and believe what happens on holiday, stays on holiday. Sadly, this narrow-minded view can cause an array of problems including social dislocation, animal cruelty and ecological degradation. Read more

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