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Avia Travel, Asia and Around-the-World Specialist
Avia Travel was established in 1987 by VIA (formerly Volunteers in Asia), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Asia. Since 1963, VIA has provided Americans with an opportunity to work and live within an Asian culture while meeting the needs of Asian host institutions. VIA also offer a wide range of short-term, international study programs between the U.S. and Asia and among Asian nations. For more information please visit www.viaprograms.org.
Avia Travel began as VIA's travel desk, located in its Stanford University offices. Eventually Avia Travel moved off-campus to better serve students, faculty and the general public seeking creative, affordable fares. Avia Travel is now independent of VIA though we still support VIA's mission in spirit and continues to work with many educational as well as non profit and non governmental organizations making their individual and group travel arrangements.
We offer much more than creative airfares. We work directly with clients on custom programs designed to fit their travel interests, style and budget. We are particularly proud of our work with helping groups and individuals to travel responsibly and sensitively with regards to the local environment. Together with our trusted land operators in Asia we offer many years of expertise, competitive rates and service especially for travel to Asia, specifically China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Our international staff and management are well traveled, and are ready to assist you with all aspects of your trip. In this age of Skype, instant messaging, Face book, etc, the physical location of a travel agency is far less important than its ability to provide knowledgeable, prompt and caring services.
Finally we would like to express our sincere appreciation to many of our clients who have so graciously contributed towards more than 90% of the photos on this website. We love sharing these snapshots of the world through their eyes.
We look forward to working with you on your travel plans.