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Media Contact:  Jackie Olt - Omega World Travel - jolt@owt.net


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National Minority Business Council Honors Omega World Travel
As ‘Outstanding Woman Business’

FAIRFAX, VA – Feb. 20, 2009- Omega World Travel, Inc., has been named 2009 'Outstanding Woman Business' at the National Minority Business Council's (NMBC) 29th Annual Awards Luncheon held in New York City, Feb. 19. The event honored 14 organizations and corporate leaders who have distinguished themselves in their respective industries. Omega was the only travel management company represented.


Over 200 attended the event themed "New Beginnings, New Economy – Making It Work for your Business." Marisa Lago, president and CEO of New York Empire State Development Corp., delivered the keynote address.

"We discovered over 36 years ago, when Omega first opened its doors, that by emphasizing diversity and having the right attitude towards cultural differences, business will flourish," said Gloria Bohan, president and CEO of Omega World Travel. "A diverse workplace with people from different cultures and with different perspectives makes Omega more effective when representing our multinational clients and competing in the international marketplace."

Omega World Travel has grown to be one of the largest woman-owned businesses in the United States with offices across the U.S. and in key regions of the world including Europe and the Middle East. Omega specializes in complete travel management services, as well as incentive and meetings management services, for business, corporate, government and leisure customers.

Among other companies recognized for diversity efforts were CSX; National Grid; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Bartlett Dairy, Inc.; New York Staffing Services, Inc.; Fresh Concentrate Inc.; Amber Worldwide Logistics; Ariel Investments, LLC; CPLC Education Center, Inc.; Minority Diversity Directory; Safe, Healthy, Affordable & Reliable Energy and Entergy Nuclear.


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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.