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MeetingsNet Unveils 11th Annual List of Largest Meeting and Incentive Travel Companies

Omega World Travel named to the 2017 MeetingsNet
CMI 25 list with 1650 meetings and incentives planned in 2016


Fairfax, VA - September 6, 2017 – MeetingsNet today included Omega World Travel on its 2017 CMI 25 list, the meeting industry’s only comprehensive report on the 25 largest meeting and incentive management companies focused on the U.S. corporate market. The exclusive directory of full-service meetings and incentive management companies, now in its 11th year, provides a unique resource for meeting managers, incentive travel executives, and procurement professionals looking for experienced, professional outsourcing partners.


“The 2017 CMI 25 includes extraordinary companies that have succeeded in a competitive and fast-changing business landscape. In a field that requires constant creativity, an unwavering focus on detail, strong partnerships, and an understanding of new technologies, these companies rise to the top,” said MeetingsNet Content Director Sue Hatch. “We’re thrilled to provide corporations with this valuable list, which ranks among the top content on MeetingsNet.com year after year.”

As a group, the companies on the 2017 CMI 25 list executed more than 139,000 corporate meeting and incentive travel programs in 2016—representing over 12.5 million group room nights—and employed more than 9,000 people in the U.S. alone. “As these impressive numbers help reveal, meetings and incentive travel programs are extremely valuable to the businesses and cities that host them and to the participants who benefit from the networking and learning, said MeetingsNet’s Hatch.

The CMI 25 list will be published in the September 2017 issue of the MeetingsNet tablet magazine and, and on the digital edition. Company profiles include statics on business volume, top customer markets, recent company news, leadership, and more.

Omega World Travel was established by Gloria Bohan in 1972 as a small storefront agency in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Ms. Bohan grew her company by diversifying services and opening offices wherever customers needed. Today, Omega is the number one woman-owned travel management company, with offices across the United States and around the world. Its three major areas of business are corporate and government travel management, leisure travel, and meetings and incentives.

“Omega MICE is proud to be named to the CMI25 list for our third consecutive year! It is an honor to be recognized as one of the largest and most influential Meetings and Incentive companies in North America,” said Omega’s Meetings & Events Manager, Joe Margraf.

The MeetingsNet editors selected CMI 25 companies based on several factors, including the number of meetings and incentive travel programs managed in 2016 and the total number of room nights represented by those meetings and incentives. They also considered the number of full-time employees at each company, as well as the percentage of the company’s 2016 revenues that came from organizing corporate meetings and incentives versus association meetings or other sources.

Omega MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events) can help your company maximize the attendance, revenue, and effectiveness of your next meeting, trade show, conference, educational symposia, or training seminar. Our program streamlines the reservation and registration processes, using automated tools to ensure efficiency for all aspects of meetings. Our staff expertise is invaluable in both negotiating and understanding contract details.

Omega MICE services include:
• Sourcing/site selection
• Contract negotiation
• Full event management
• Logistical planning
• Registration services
• Housing management
• Website/Registration site build
• Event marketing
• Group air fulfillment
• Data analysis and reporting
• Vendor selection and management
• Onsite staffing and management
• Strategic meeting management consulting

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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.