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Omega World Travel’s 46th Annual Holiday Client Luncheon


Omega World Travel Client Luncheon December 5, 2018 - Washington, D.C. The Willard Intercontinental Hotel was brimming with holiday cheer and décor, and is the site of Omega’s Annual Holiday Client Luncheon. Omega celebrated its 46th year surrounded by clients, supporters, vendors and friends. This year Omega’s Family of Brands (Omega World Travel, Cruise.com, TravTech and Omega M.I.C.E), has a lot to celebrate. President and CEO, Gloria Bohan, won The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA’s) Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Business Travel (BTN) Hall of Fame. She was also named Godmother of The MS. Robert Burns from Riviera Cruises. Bohan fell in love with the travel industry during her honeymoon cruise on the QE2 and is also the Godmother of Windstar Cruises’ Star Legend.

Omega’s own Joe Margraf kicked off the holiday luncheon and was the emcee for the duration. Margraf also told everyone to download the special luncheon app, so guests could vote in real-time on Omega’s festive-ness (ranging from a lump of coal - not very festive to Buddy the Elf from the movie Elf - extremely festive.) Buddy the Elf won, and Margraf changed into a festive holiday jacket and thanked his team. It is important to note that in 2018, The Omega Meetings and Events team (M.I.C.E) was named to Meetingsnet 12th Annual CMI 25 list. Furthermore, our technology, with Omegalytics and reporting is more advanced than ever with the launch of our Omega Go App and latest Alexa Skills. Omega’s partnership with Million Women Mentors and STEMConnector blossomed and Bohan signed the Paradigm for Parity movement, which commits Omega to Achieving Gender Parity by 2030. Omega is looking forward to hearing about the success of our mentee, The Leading Niche, who also attended the luncheon.

Bohan founded Omega in 1972 and she credits the continued success of Omega by evolving the business to keep up with the times and by staying ahead of the competition through innovation. She aims to foster the entrepreneurial spirit among staff and through her Foundation, The Dan and Gloria Bohan Foundation. Moving forward, there will be lots of upcoming exciting Alexa skills with our technology. Looking ahead, Omega together with Cruise.com will see a rise in Luxury Travel, Luxury Golf Excursions with help from our Luxury Travel Team.

To round out Omega’s Corporate Responsibility and our mission, Omega will be opening a third Junior Achievement storefront in Prince George's county in 2019. Each student who attended the luncheon won a flight courtesy of Delta Air Lines and so did many of the Junior Achievement employees! The luncheon concluded with Delta Air Lines winning Top Vendor Airline of the Year and Enterprise Holdings winning Top Car Vendor of the year.


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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 Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwided

 

 
2019

Women Who Rock - MBE Magazine

Gloria Bohan Named Executive Leader of the Year

Omega to Sponsor and Exhibit at WBENC Conference

Omega Appoints Industry Veteran as Regional Sales Director Covering New York Region

Omega Achieves Top Rankings in 2019 Book of Lists
2018
Gloria Bohan Receives Business Travel Hall of Fame Award
Omega’s 46th Annual Holiday Client Luncheon
Omega Commits to Achieving Gender Parity by 2030
Omega Launches Omega Go App
Omega Named to Meetingsnet's 2018 CMI 25 List
Gloria Bohan Receives Prestigious ASTA Lifetime Achievement Award
Omega Exhibits at ASTA Global Convention
Gloria Bohan Speaks at GWU "Politics of Tourism"
Million Women Mentors with Wells Fargo Launch MWM Entrepreneur Mentoring Program
Omega to Exhibit at GovTravels 2018 Symposium
Gloria Bohan Named Godmother of Riviera’s MS Robert Burns
The Beginning: A Fredericksburg Story
Royal Caribbean Names Cruise.com as its 2017 Online Partner of the Year
2017
Omega's Winter Clothing Drive to Benefit Artemis House
Omega and Delta’s Gift to Junior Achievement Students
Omega Honors Enterprise with Car Rental of the Year Award
Omega Honors Delta with Vendor of the Year Award
Omega Celebrates a Journey of a Lifetime at Holiday Luncheon
Omega World Travel to Sponsor Fairfax Fall Festival
MeetingsNet Unveils 11th Annual List of Largest Meeting and Incentive Travel Companies
Omega World Travel to Sponsor and Exhibit at GovTravels 2017 Symposium
Interview with The Omega Man
Omega World Travel Makes Washington Business Journal 2017 Book of Lists
2012 Omega Extends Global Travel Reach With GlobalStarDelta Named Vendor of the Year by Omega World Travel for Second Consecutive YearOmega World Travel Receives Award for Excellence in Community Involvement ProgramsDC's travel queen talks about building her $1 billion businessOmega Sponsors German School Washington 5K Oktoberfest RunOmega Announces its Participation in the 26th Annual Pakistan Festival 40 Years in Business and Appointment to Washington Business Hall of Fame Omega Selected as a 2012 “Top Business” Recipient by DiversityBusiness.comOmega Named to SmartCEO’s Smart100 List and Hold Luxury Travel and Cruise TradeshowOmega to Celebrate its 40th Year at the Global Business Travel Association ExpositionOmega to Unveil New Agent Desktop Solution at Global Business Travel Association’s Technology SymposiumOmega Announces its Participation in the Society for Government Travel Professionals’ EdCon 2012 Omega to Hold Luxury Travel and Cruise Tradeshow in Bethesda, MDOmega Receives High Rankings from Leading Travel Industry Sources for Success, Fast Growth and InfluenceOmega Awarded UNICEF Travel Management ContractCruise.com Moves to Expand South Florida Headquarters Office in FloridaIndustry innovator created one of nation's largest woman-owned businesses Omega is honored to be named to DiversityBusiness.com’s 2012 List Celebration of 40 Years in Business and Appointment to Washington Business Hall of Fame Mark Fulfillment of American Dream for Omega World Travel