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Omega World Travel And Amadeus Strengthen Partnership


FAIRFAX, VA - Dec. 15, 2008- Omega World Travel, a global travel management company headquartered in Fairfax, Va., has strengthened its alliance with Amadeus, a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for travel and tourism industry, to become a global reseller of the online booking solution, Amadeus e-Travel Management. 

Amadeus has been a vital partner for Omega in its UK market, Middle East headquarters in Bahrain and in key U.S. offices.  Covering over 215 markets, Amadeus accommodates travelers worldwide.  Amadeus' versatile online travel management solution offers an enhanced booking experience for travelers and greater control and cost savings for corporations.  The fully customizable tool is easy to use; supports 15 major languages; offers 174 currencies; and in addition to U.S. carriers, successfully integrates with most European airlines.    

"Our continued commitment to present our clients with options and flexible travel solutions is very important to us," said Gloria Bohan, president and CEO of Omega World Travel. "We are excited about the new business developments and opportunities that are increasingly available to our valued customers."

In spite of the difficulties in the economy, Omega prospects for continuing growth remain strong.  With the addition of Amadeus, Omega GDS alliances now include all major players: Amadeus, Sabre, Apollo/Galileo and Worldspan, providing a wide-range of choices for comprehensive inventory and online booking integration to customers. 

"Our goal at Amadeus is to enable our customers like Omega to provide the best service to their customers," said Tom Cates, Chief Commercial Officer of Amadeus North America. "We are pleased that the continued evolution of our partnership with Omega will mean even more beneficial outcomes for their clients."

As business travel remains one of the top controllable spend items in every organization Omega strives to explore opportunities to reduce costs and bring the best in technology offerings.  Providing consumers with a broad array of products and choices, Omega aligns with partners that offer compelling new business possibilities in the travel management arena.

For more than 36 years, Omega World Travel has provided a comprehensive range of travel management services, incentive and meetings management and leisure travel for business, corporate, government and military customers all over the world.

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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 Amadeus
Amadeus' corporate travel solution, Amadeus e-Travel Management, helps corporations manage their global travel programs more efficiently and cost-effectively. The solution helps business travellers plan, personalize and purchase their trip while remaining compliant with the global travel policy. Over 2,500 corporations worldwide with more than one million active users utilize Amadeus e-Travel Management to integrate all the elements of their programs into one intuitive and easy-to-administer solution. Customers include Altría, Cemex, Daimler, Ericsson, Huntsman, Nestlé, Total and Thales.
 

 
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