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Celebration of 40 Years in Business and Appointment
to Washington Business Hall of Fame Mark Fulfillment
of American Dream for Omega World Travel


FAIRFAX, VA - February 2012 - Omega World Travel, a fast-growing, award-winning leader in the travel management industry, as well as one of the largest woman-owned businesses in the United States, announces today its celebration of 40 years in business in 2012. Founded in 1972 by Gloria Bohan, Omega World Travel has built a consistently strong global presence and reputation for seasoned expertise, quality service, and innovative technology in the government, corporate, meetings and leisure markets since its beginnings four decades ago. Starting with just one employee, Omega World Travel has continually grown over the years – and currently employs over 800 people in 100 locations worldwide including six call centers, on-site offices at corporations and military bases, and full-service, walk-in locations in major US cities. Most recently Omega World Travel opened offices in Bethesda, MD and Raleigh, NC. The Company closed over $1 billion in sales revenues in 2011.

In addition to Omega World Travel's growing business within the government, corporate, meetings and leisure sectors, the company has also earned recognition as an industry pioneer through its early technological innovations (such as being the first to implement online ticketing procedures) and overtime has distinguished itself  as a travel management expert and consultant. Omega World Travel has built a successful reputation based on its ability to leverage its large-company resources, such as industry/vendor connections and expert staff, with the high-level customer service that is typically attributed to smaller companies. During the past 40 years, Omega World Travel has continually diversified its business model to continually offer value-added services to clients across the travel industry. Omega World Travel owns Cruise.com, one of the largest sellers of cruises on the internet, and TravTech, an industry software development company.

Omega World Travel has also achieved numerous accolades and recognitions over its history. Its most recent award was the selection of President and Founder Gloria Bohan to the Washington Business Hall of Fame. Through this recognition, created by Washingtonian Magazine, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, and Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, Ms. Bohan joins this esteemed community of local business giants as a true testament to her constant innovation, persistence and tenacity that has enabled the successful 40-year milestone she celebrates this year.

"I recognize that to grow we need to lead competition with innovation and a skilled staff. Entrepreneurship and quality service as a relentless goal will keep Omega a global leader that others admire. I have a great staff who make the effort to be successful. Our community involvement, training programs and connection with educational institutions are not only, important; but also, essential. We reach out; we learn; we are flexible; we are enthused about our future and that of the USA," says Omega World Travel CEO Gloria Bohan.

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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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