Fairfax. Va., September 5, 2006 –
Travel management company Omega World Travel is celebrating its 34th anniversary
with a recent cruise giveaway, and 34 years as a respected member of the
Fredericksburg, Va., business community, where it all started. The leading
travel organization is also introducing a new leisure travel Web site
dedicated to Fredericksburg area residents.
Judy Graham of Aquia Harbor, in Stafford County, Va., is the winner of
the free Carnival Cruise Lines vacation-at-sea. Judy described herself
as “flabbergasted” to have won a cruise. “This is especially
exciting,” she said.
“We’re celebrating our 34th anniversary and the launch of
the original Omega World Travel location,” said Gloria Bohan, Founder
and President of Omega World Travel. “The greater Fredericksburg
area has been good to us. We couldn’t have picked a better business
environment to begin our successful run as a now-global travel management
company, and look forward to many more years of serving the community.”
Now the second largest private travel management company in the U.S.,
Omega World Travel (OmegaTravel.com) began its inception in 1972 as an
independent travel agency in the then-sleepy city of Fredericksburg. Since
then, like the region, Omega Travel has grown exponentially and led the
way with a well-earned reputation as an industry innovator in travel technology,
on-demand online services, and customer service.
Omega World Travel now offers a Web site dedicated to serving the Fredericksburg
area community. OmegaFredericksburg.com offers an abundance of helpful
travel tips, convenient online booking tools, travel resources, community
links, and exclusive, weekly deals from Cruise.com.
The friendly, experienced staff at Omega World Travel in Fredericksburg,
at 3406 Plank Road, is available online, over the phone (1-800-582-1048),
or in person to help plan a leisure vacation, holiday getaway, business
trip, or group tour. They can answer simple travel questions, as well
as help with complex travel needs.
With her husband’s military career taking her family all over the
country, Judy Graham has a lot of travel experience, but had never used
a travel agency to book a trip, until now. “Most of our vacations
have been ‘pack-up-the-kids-and-visit-the-grandparents’ trips,
which don’t typically require an agent,” she said. “I
didn’t know much about Omega Travel and how helpful a travel agent
can be, but I’m finding out now.”
Judy is no cruise novice. “My first cruise was five years ago,”
she said. “While I initially had reservations—what was I going
to do on a boat for 48 hours?—my husband and I had such a wonderful
time, we are now planning a seven-day cruise with our three sons, for
our 25th wedding anniversary.”
The three-day cruise-for-two that Judy won includes passage on either
the Carnival Sensation, Carnival Fascination, or Carnival Paradise cruise
liner. The sights of the beautiful decor, delightful smells and tastes
of Total Choice Dining, exciting sounds of the ship's nightlife, and the
relaxing touch of Spa Carnival all make up the wonderful experience that
is a Carnival cruise.
A 14-year resident of the Fredericksburg, Va., area, Judy works as a real
estate agent specializing in rentals and property management for a national
real estate company.
“The staff at Omega has been great,” she said. “They
were even gracious enough not to laugh while I regained my composure after
finding out I had won three wonderful, relaxing days on a Carnival cruise.”
About Omega World Travel
Recognized in the diversity field as the nation’s top woman-owned
business, Fairfax, Va.-based Omega World Travel (OmegaTravel.com) was
launched by Founder and President Gloria Bohan as an independent travel
agency in 1972. Now ranked by Business Travel News as the number two private
travel management company in the U.S., over 1100 employees provide online
travel solutions—as well as personalized service at 200 locations
in 70 countries worldwide—to a diverse clientele: from individual
leisure travelers to Fortune 500 enterprises and the federal government.
Omega World Travel owns TravTech Inc. (TravTech.com),
a travel technology provider, and Cruise.com, one of the Internet’s
largest cruise specialists.