Founder’s Stories – Ashot Ghazaryan of Apricot Voyage
…we help people experience the true beauty of a country, which is steeped in history and culture while thriving on a more simple way of life.
What’s your company name?
In what year did you run your first tour?
What did you do before starting Apricot Voyage?
State Advisor. Government of the Republic of Armenia
Why did you start Apricot Voyage?
Create and develop family business, help foreigners discover my homeland and get positive emotions.
What makes your trips unique?
We’re keen and able to help people see the real Armenia, while your recognition of our professionalism and traditional hospitality would yield our proper gains.
But we do more than just organizing tours and customer-centred trips to Armenia, we help people experience the true beauty of a country, which is steeped in history and culture while thriving on a more simple way of life. We want each and every visitor to leave having experienced a truly unforgettable journey and we do that every single time thanks to our focus on quality and service.
What your favourite part of running Apricot Voyage?
Meet people, see their admiration and at the same time get income.
How do you think travel can change someone’s life?
When you visit a destination with a culture, lifestyle and environment different from your own, you’ll become more open to all the world’s treasures.
What’s one thing you recommend a traveller bring with them on one of your tours?
Open-mindedness, willingness to perceive the millennium history
What’s one thing you recommend a traveller NOT bring with them on one of your tours?
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Canada and Alaska
What’s the best piece of travel advice you’ve ever received?
Eat only local foods, participate in a local ceremony and enjoy the place.