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Gloria Bohan Named Godmother of Riviera’s MS Robert Burns


Gloria Bohan Named Godmother of Riviera’s MS Robert BurnsJanuary 31, 2018 – February 20, 2018 - Riviera River Cruises has announced that Gloria Bohan, Founder, President, and CEO of Omega World Travel, will be the Godmother of their new ship, the MS Robert Burns. The christening ceremony, to be held in Vienna on April 3, 2018, will honor Bohan and her impact on the travel community. The MS Burns will then depart for a FAM cruise to Budapest.

Bohan founded Omega World Travel in 1972 and has transformed it into the largest woman-owned company of its kind, with over $1 billion in vendor sales each year. Gloria Bohan fell in love with the travel industry during her honeymoon cruise on the QE2 and is the Godmother of Windstar Cruises’ Star Legend. Throughout her career, she has earned several other accolades, including induction into the Washington Business Hall of Fame, Executive Lifetime Achievement Award from Executive Women’s Forum, American Society of Travel Agents’ Travel Agent of the Year, one of the 25 Most Influential Leaders in the Travel Industry by Tour and Travel News, one of the Most Powerful Women in Washington by Washingtonian Magazine, and the Lifetime Achievement Award and Doctor of Law from Marymount Manhattan College. She serves as a board member for multiple organizations, including the World Affairs Council, and is a member of The Zenith Group and SmartCEO. Additionally, Bohan is active in various civic groups and sponsors Junior Achievement.

“I wish to thank Riviera River Cruises for naming me Godmother of their newest ship, MS Robert Burns, named for the man known worldwide for composing ‘Auld Lang Syne.’” Bohan said. “I am very pleased to see Riviera's support of the travel agency community, and I am looking forward to participating with them on this exciting inaugural. I wish Riviera great success in entering a new market, and in introducing more travelers to their five-star product and special services. It is indeed a great honor.”


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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 Cruise.com
Established in 1998, Cruise.com offers comprehensive itineraries and ship details for more than 70 cruise lines worldwide at the most competitive prices and is one of the top sellers of cruises on the internet. Travelers interested in booking their cruise can contact Cruise.com at 866-401-0895 or visit their website at Cruise.com. In addition to cruises, Cruise.com’s full-service team offers a wide menu of other services including a variety of land packages and tours, shore excursions, vacation homes, and villas through both Cruise.com and its other websites, LuxuryTravelTeam.com and HomesandVillasInternational.com.

 

 
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