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Travel Industry Entrepreneur Gloria Bohan Featured in New Book
Showcasing Successful Businesswomen

FAIRFAX, VA - June 8, 2006– Gloria Bohan, Founder and President of Omega World Travel, is profiled in a new book: The Woman's Advantage: 20 Women Entrepreneurs Show You What it Takes to Grow Your Business." The publication offers a candid look into how 20 women from around the world built successful companies. Distributed by Kaplan Publishing of Chicago, the book is available at all retail and online bookstores.

Author Mary Cantando-a nationally-recognized expert on the subject of women-owned businesses-scoured the world to uncover remarkable women entrepreneurs. Gloria Bohan's tremendous story of business success immediately grabbed her attention.

"I'm honored to be included with so many other successful women entrepreneurs in this exciting new book and hope my story will inspire young women to reach high for their dreams and start their own business," Bohan said.

Gloria Bohan's story about the growth of Omega World Travel is the first chapter and leads off this insightful business management handbook. In an excerpt from the chapter, "Organizing Your Business for Growth," the author explores how Bohan grew her business in the early days.

"As a start-up business, Gloria knew that she had to seek out underserved markets. Wherever a customer expressed a need, she was ready to fill it. When clients asked her to provide service to new locations, she did. Within ten years, Gloria owned 15 travel offices. As she expanded beyond her initial small-town location, Gloria realized that the travel business was different from town to town and that no two customers were the same. She and her staff became aware of regional nuances and customized Omega Travel's solutions to meet local business needs."

Gloria Bohan continues to helm the progressive global travel organization-leading the industry in innovation and technology-in offering travel management solutions like group meeting planning; online booking technology, corporate incentives programs, traveler risk management, and leisure tour scheduling.

Bohan's story of success in the business travel field, as well as the other entrepreneurs featured, is presented as a helpful, informal easy-to-follow guide to business success for anyone launching a new enterprise. "The Woman's Advantage conveys sophisticated business concepts in a format that is like having a conversation with a trusted friend," said Susan Bari, founder and president, Women's Business Enterprise National Council.

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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.

About the Author
Mary Cantando is a nationally recognized expert on the growth of women-owned businesses. She is Founder and Growth Expert of WomanBusinessOwner.com. She sits on the international board of the Women Presidents’ Organization, and serves on the Women’s Leadership Forum of the Women’s Business enterprise National Council. Above all else, Cantado serves as an advisor and cheerleader to women business owners everywhere.


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