The ASLA Travel Group was established in May 1991 with the primary aim of servicing the requirements of tour operators seeking a reliable supplier of hotel accommodation, inclusive land tours, river cruises, shore excursions and ancillary travel services inside Russia, Ukraine and the states of the C.I.S. In support of these objectives we established our own dedicated Visa Service for our tour operator partners and for all travellers to Russia, Ukraine (now mainly visa-free) and Belarus.
The objective of the group is to provide the highest standards of service throughout the region, together with efficient, reliable and professional levels of operations supported by a full service Visa Department. In fact ASLA were pioneers in combining the warm welcome of the Russian culture with Western service levels. Our Visa Department processes many thousands of visa each year – and has expanded to handle visas for China, Kazakhstan, India, Mongolia and more.
The head office of ASLA Travel Group is located in Huntingdon, England and serves as a sales and operational base, and this is where our dedicated Visa Department is based. The office provides easy access and reliable communications, using the latest technology, for members of the public, tour operator and travel agency partners around the world. Our Visa Department uses a range of secure courier services and Royal Mail Special Delivery for all passports and visas. For full details of our Tour Operator services, please visit: www.aslatravelgroup.com .
We have successfully established a network of associated offices throughout the world. In Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev, with partnerships in Belarus, Kazakhstan and China. We provide ground services for our inbound tour operator and travel agency business in all of our destinations and are able to issue both tourist and business invitations as required by our clients.
Our local offices are fully licensed and accredited with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and we are recognised by all overseas Russian, Belarus, and Belarus Consulates.
In the absence of official Offices of Tourism for Russia and Ukraine, ASLA Travel Group fulfills a role to provide information to the industry and organises media and travel industry visits, in conjunction with hotels and airlines.
The ASLA group of companies currently consists of over 100 permanent members of staff.
As the growth of tourism to the Russia and beyond increases, we are looking forward to welcoming more clients from around the world and to enjoying new partnerships with our industry colleagues.
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