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


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Omega World Travel Extends Global Travel Reach

FAIRFAX, VA - January 15, 2013- Omega World Travel, a fast-growing, award-winning leader in the travel management industry, announces that it has joined the GlobalStar® international business travel consortium of travel management companies.


GlobalStar is a dynamic, flexible network of more than 80 travel providers, representing $13 billion in sales, in 75 countries that span the globe. The consortium provides local presence, expertise, strength and global network commitment to deliver  multinational travel management solutions through an innovative technology platform.  As a Tier One consortium member, Omega will have a seat on the GlobalStar board.

Through GlobalStar, Omega enhances its capabilities for providing premium, culturally sensitive services in each country and to bring together all the elements of its high-touch service worldwide. "Partnering with GlobalStar will enable Omega to enhance its already robust global reach and deliver the responsive services across borders demanded by today's market conditions," explained Joan Meagher, Omega's National Director of Business Development and Client Services.  

One of the largest travel management companies in the U.S, with more 30% of its business international in scope, Omega already has unparalleled  experience and expertise in managing worldwide travel. The company's international consultants are highly experienced and knowledgeable, with its international rate desk specializing in optimizing complex, multi-leg international reservations. Omega also partners with CIBT, the world's leading visa and passport specialist and expediting service, to offer its travelers the best travel document services at the most competitive rates. 

Through GlobalStar, Omega clients will be linked to all the consortium's key reservations and data programs, and thus will benefit from their best-in-class reservation and reporting packages. The consortium's HotelStar program will provide Omega access to more than 160,000 hotels worldwide, in addition to extensive industry relationships, negotiating power and content diversity. GlobalStar's FareStar program will offer Omega travel consultants access to a vast array of local market fares, and DataStar technology will provide comprehensive travel financial data from any network location.


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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.