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Our Coronavirus Cover

Posted on June 25, 2020

As life slowly returns back to normal and we start to plan our next adventure, many of us may be tempted to risk travelling without any insurance. After all, there’s no cover for claims related to the coronavirus anymore, is there?

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UK Holidays for Thrill-Seekers

Posted on May 19, 2020

Let’s face it, we are all looking for a huge adventure when the endless lockdown rules have been lifted, but coming to terms with the fact that we may not be able to take our dream holiday after this is all over is starting to sink in, making this the summer one that none of us had planned.

But, don’t lose faith!! Whether you're looking to book a trip soon or wait until next year, we've got some top UK holiday ideas for thrill seekers - because who said that a staycation needs to be boring.

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Flybe Collapse

Posted on March 05, 2020

Following the news that Flybe have ceased all operations and gone into administration, Alpha would like to clarify what steps are available to policyholders.

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Everything to know about Interrailing in Europe and the best places to go

Posted on March 04, 2020

Whether you’re looking for something different to do in your gap year, seeking your next big adventure or would love to experience more of Europe, interrailing is a step in the right direction.

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Win an £150 Virgin Experience Voucher

Posted on February 12, 2020

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1 week in Ireland: Where to go for couples

Posted on February 11, 2020

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.

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Top 5 Budget-Friendly Destinations 2020

Posted on January 31, 2020

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!

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Coronavirus FAQ

Posted on January 30, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: Following the Government’s national restrictions in England, we will be unable to provide cover for any trips which fall between 5th November – 2nd December 2020. You can however still purchase cover for future trips from 3rd December 2020 onwards. Please note, we cannot provide cover for anyone to travel against the advice of the FCDO. More information on our cover and Coronavirus can be found below.

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Are You Travelling Sustainably? Twelve of the Biggest Makes Made by Travellers and How to Avoid Them

Posted on January 20, 2020


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.

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Best Travel Destinations for 2020/2021

Posted on January 02, 2020

The idea of travelling is quite strange at the moment, on the one hand we're all desperate to escape our lockdown bubbles and explore somewhere different, but on the other hand the concept of going on holiday can feel slightly overwhelming in the current climate.

Whether you're planning to travel this year or next, there is no reason we can't indulge in a little destination inspiration, and we're all entitled to have something to look forward to! Here are some destinations to add to your 'must visit' list, for whenever you're ready to jet off again.

(TOP TIP: Please ensure you check up to date FCDO advice on your chosen destination before booking or travelling.)

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