FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:  Goran Gligorovic - Omega World Travel - ggligorovic@owt.net


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Omega Ranked Largest Woman-Owned Company
in the Washington, Dc Metro Area

FAIRFAX, VA - July 17, 2000- Omega World Travel, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, has been ranked the largest woman-owned company in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by the Washington Business Journal. Omega has earned the number one ranking for the last 10 years. The ranking was published in the June 16-22, 2000 issue of the Journal.


Omega was named the largest woman-owned business in the Washington, D.C. area based on the company's 1999 annual sales revenue of $612 million. Omega, founded by Gloria Bohan in 1972 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is a high-tech, full-service travel management company serving corporate, government, and leisure clients throughout the United States and the world. Omega has approximately 200 company-owned offices located throughout the United States and abroad in Guam, Okinawa, Japan and the United Kingdom, and approximately 1,000 employees.

Omega is a leader in on-line travel services and provides airfare, hotel, car rental, and cruise reservations through its Web sites, including the Omega company site OmegaTravel.com, Cruise.com, a separate company founded by Omega that has become the Internet's largest cruise seller; AirDeals.com, which offers discount airfares on major carriers; and TourDeals.com, which offers discounts on tours worldwide. The latest Omega Web site success is Top9.com, a Web ranking and search directory.

In other Omega news, in April 2000, Omega President and CEO Gloria Bohan received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Business Women's Network and the National Foundation for Women Legislators, both headquartered in Washington, D.C. Bohan received the award for her success in growing a business that is known worldwide, demonstrated community and business leadership, travel sector leadership, and active mentoring of other business women.

Gloria Bohan is an expert in all areas of the travel industry and is eager to comment on the latest trends in the business. She can provide information on corporate and meeting travel, travel reservations booked through the Internet, starting up an Internet company, the latest cruise news, travel to space, airline travel, the latest travel technology, leisure travel, and much more. In addition, Gloria can provide insight into successfully running a company for more than 25 years, especially during the new age of E-commerce over the Internet.


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About Omega World Travel
Omega World Travel is a woman-owned, diversity supplier, and one of the largest travel management companies in the US. With worldwide headquarters in Fairfax, VA, Omega serves corporate, government, meeting, and leisure clients throughout the US., Europe, and the Middle East. Omega World Travel also owns Cruise.com, one of the largest sellers of cruises on the Internet, and TravTech, a software development company and Omega Meetings and Conference services.