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Omega World Travel Celebrates 34th Anniversary,
Awards Free Cruise to Local Virginia Resident

FAIRFAX, VA - September 5, 2006- Travel management company Omega World Travel is celebrating its 34th anniversary with a recent cruise giveaway, and 34 years as a respected member of the Fredericksburg, Va., business community, where it all started. The leading travel organization is also introducing a new leisure travel Web site dedicated to Fredericksburg area residents.

Judy Graham of Aquia Harbor, in Stafford County, Va., is the winner of the free Carnival Cruise Lines vacation-at-sea. Judy described herself as "flabbergasted" to have won a cruise. "This is especially exciting," she said.

"We're celebrating our 34th anniversary and the launch of the original Omega World Travel location," said Gloria Bohan, Founder and President of Omega World Travel. "The greater Fredericksburg area has been good to us. We couldn't have picked a better business environment to begin our successful run as a now-global travel management company, and look forward to many more years of serving the community."

Now the second largest private travel management company in the U.S., Omega World Travel (OmegaTravel.com) began its inception in 1972 as an independent travel agency in the then-sleepy city of Fredericksburg. Since then, like the region, Omega Travel has grown exponentially and led the way with a well-earned reputation as an industry innovator in travel technology, on-demand online services, and customer service.

Omega World Travel now offers a Web site dedicated to serving the Fredericksburg area community. OmegaFredericksburg.com offers an abundance of helpful travel tips, convenient online booking tools, travel resources, community links, and exclusive, weekly deals from Cruise.com.

The friendly, experienced staff at Omega World Travel in Fredericksburg, at 3406 Plank Road, is available online, over the phone (1-800-582-1048), or in person to help plan a leisure vacation, holiday getaway, business trip, or group tour. They can answer simple travel questions, as well as help with complex travel needs.

With her husband's military career taking her family all over the country, Judy Graham has a lot of travel experience, but had never used a travel agency to book a trip, until now. "Most of our vacations have been 'pack-up-the-kids-and-visit-the-grandparents' trips, which don't typically require an agent," she said. "I didn't know much about Omega Travel and how helpful a travel agent can be, but I'm finding out now."

Judy is no cruise novice. "My first cruise was five years ago," she said. "While I initially had reservations—what was I going to do on a boat for 48 hours?—my husband and I had such a wonderful time, we are now planning a seven-day cruise with our three sons, for our 25th wedding anniversary."

The three-day cruise-for-two that Judy won includes passage on either the Carnival Sensation, Carnival Fascination, or Carnival Paradise cruise liner. The sights of the beautiful decor, delightful smells and tastes of Total Choice Dining, exciting sounds of the ship's nightlife, and the relaxing touch of Spa Carnival all make up the wonderful experience that is a Carnival cruise.
v A 14-year resident of the Fredericksburg, Va., area, Judy works as a real estate agent specializing in rentals and property management for a national real estate company.

"The staff at Omega has been great," she said. "They were even gracious enough not to laugh while I regained my composure after finding out I had won three wonderful, relaxing days on a Carnival cruise."

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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.


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