Congratulations to my dear company
Today Asia Mountains celebrates its birthday – we are 22 years old! It is symbolic that when the company was born, I myself was 22 years old. Such a parallel scares me a little and does not fit in my head. Frankly saying, at my 22 it was a little scary to start this project - Commercial Tourism was completely disorganized in Kyrgyzstan, there was no infrastructure, no developed tours.
Tour industry concepts and standards were absent. There was no internet, no social services, and no global networks. There was nothing that we use now to promote ourselves to the world market. But we had some very decent examples of tour companies those days: companies like Tien Shan Travel, Edelweiss Travel, ITMC Tien-Shan. At the age of 22 everything seemed easy and doable, and of course I had very cool mentors like Sasha Gubaev and Sergei Dudashvili.
Was it difficult for us to go such a long way through? Yes, it was, but only in 2020 when the borders were completely closed and all tourism froze. But we did not allow ourselves to freeze. We did not give up and didn’t leave the market. We worked even when everything was closed and there was no hope. It was difficult to fulfill all the financial obligations to the tourists who believed us; to fulfill financial obligations in front of the office team, which also needed support.
But now it's 2021, and I honestly admit that emotionally it was one of the best travel seasons. This was the season that made it clear to us - we are doing the best thing on Earth. People need us!
Dear friends, I wish you to have great travel and opened borders! The Asia Mountains is waiting for you! More information about the company read here
P.S. Friends, write what connects you with the Asia Mountains. It is interesting to remember what happened during these 22 years!