|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2007
CONTACT: Anna Balishina
STA Travel and VisaHQ.com announce exclusive visa services partnership
|Washington, DC - STA Travel, Inc. and VisaHQ.com, Inc. are excited to announce a new partnership, which makes VisaHQ.com the exclusive visa services partner of STA Travel. This partnership allows STA Travel to provide online visa application services to student and youth travelers at competitive rates for virtually any country in the world. The new service becomes available today at https://statravel.visaheadquarters.com/visas.php. STA Travel will utilize VisaHQ's online technology that facilitates application for one or more visas with one universal electronic application. Since the traveler's profile is securely saved in an online account, STA Travel customers will be able to repeat the visa application process quickly each time they need to go abroad. The average application time is between 2 and 5 minutes compared to offline services which average 30 minutes for completion.The online service will allow STA Travel customers to track application status online 24/7 and receive real-time electronic updates. The site will also provide the most comprehensive visa and passport requirements database for citizens of all countries and contains the largest electronic directory of Embassies and Consulates worldwide available online. "We are looking forward to working with the largest student travel organization in the world and making travel arrangements fast and easy for young people going abroad for study, work or pleasure," commented VisaHQ.com CEO Alexander Yaroshenko. "We are excited to offer the most advanced and progressive online visa service available in the travel industry today to student and youth travelers exploring new cultures through international travel." "Our goal is to make planning memorable trips as simple as possible. This addition of the online visa service allows STA Travel to provide everything a student and youth traveler needs in one place to ensure a smooth journey," said Kristen Celko, vice president of marketing and e-commerce for STA Travel.
About STA Travel
STA Travel is a full-service travel agency with over 70 retail locations in the United States and can be reached by calling (800) 505-1940. Students can also access the latest student airfares, packages and trips and other valuable information at https://www.statravel.com. With over 400 branches in over 90 countries and serving over two and a half million students each year, STA Travel is the world expert in travel for students and young adults. STA Travel is the exclusive distributor of ISIC identification cards throughout the U.S. North American Corporate Offices: 750 State Highway 121, Suite 250, Lewisville, Texas 75067.