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STA Travel and Announce Exclusive Visa Services Partnership

STA Travel, Inc. and, Inc. announce a new partnership, which makes the exclusive visa services provider for STA Travel. The new service becomes available today at

Washington, DC, June 29, 2007 --( STA Travel, Inc. and, Inc. are excited to announce a new partnership, which makes 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

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 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 is a leading online passport and visa services company assisting retail and corporate clients in the United States. Headquartered on Embassy Row in Washington DC, uses cutting-edge online technologies to offer unmatched electronic travel management solutions, unparalleled embassy and government connections in the US capital, as well as access to the most comprehensive in the world visa requirements database and the largest Embassy and Consulate online directory for its customers.

For more information about, please visit or contact Anna Balishina at 202-558-2216 or

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 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.

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Anna Balishina
202 558 2216

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