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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


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. 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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It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

Posted on March 01, 2019

Mental health is never easy. It’s difficult to talk about, it’s difficult to understand, it’s difficult feeling like you’re a little bit different from everyone else. However, the reality is that battles with mental health are extremely common.
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The Impact of Generation Z on Travel

Posted on February 15, 2019

If you were born between 1995 and 2015- then welcome to the Generation Z club. You are (apparently) the group in society who are putting off romantic relationships in pursuit of a fulfilling career, less likely to experience a teenage pregnancy and unlikely to go to the cinema (what’s that about?).
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Top Ski Destinations (according to Insta)

Posted on February 05, 2019

The ski season is upon us, meaning a rush of people wanting to experience the slopes. Whether you’re a beginner, or see yourself as the next Marcel Hirshcer (Google if you’re not in the know), we’ve got the best destinations for you this 2019.

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How to Celebrate Gal-entine’s Day in Style

Posted on February 01, 2019

This year, red is dead. We’re kicking out Valentine’s day (and all its annoying habits) and introducing Gal-entine’s day. The saying ‘Gal-entine’s day’ comes from US sitcom Parks and Recreation and falls on the 13th of February. It is a day to celebrate being an independent woman with your friends.

We’ve found the three most popular ways to celebrate Gal-entine’s day (or weekend) and forget about all that romantic nonsense.

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The #AlphaFoodie Guide to Michelin Star Restaurants

Posted on January 30, 2019

For many, a trip to a Michelin star restaurant is not exactly on their weekly agenda. Rather it’s something to tick off the bucket list, an extreme splurge, a ‘multi-sensory experience’. These restaurants typically avoid a la carte, instead offering set menus, or tasting menus. This is good news for your palette but bad news for your wallet. Read more

What do Chinese Zodiac Animals say about you?

Posted on January 25, 2019

Many of us are intrigued by Western horoscopes and what they say about us, but have you ever considered Chinese zodiac animals and whether they give a more accurate representation?

We are now in the Year of the Pig, just one of the animals within the 12-year zodiac system, which has been an integral part of Chinese culture for the past 2000 years (ages right)!

It is believed that there is a path for everyone to follow to achieve a fulfilled life, decided by your zodiac. This includes compatibility with others, personality traits and fortune, to name a few (takes the pressure off a bit doesn’t it). So, what’s your sign?
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