OMEGA WORLD TRAVEL CELEBRATES THE NATIONAL TRAVEL
& TOURISM WEEK WITH THE SECOND ‘TRAVELGANZA!’
Va. – May 13, 2009 - Omega World Travel’s TravelGanza! kicked
off the National Travel & Tourism week which works to enhance the
country's economy and recognize the cultural and social benefits created
by travel and tourism. TravelGanza!, an annual travel and community showcase
held May 9, 2009 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
at National Harbor featured more than 60 exhibitors representing airlines,
cruise lines, hotels, embassies and tour companies as well as local attractions.
“According to the U.S. Travel Association, travel industry generates
$110 billion in tax revenue for local, state and federal governments and
is one of the largest employers with 7.5 million direct travel-generated
jobs” said Gloria Bohan, president & CEO of Omega World Travel.
“TravelGanza! operates to support and promote local attractions,
cruises, and travel and tourism organizations throughout the world.”
As part of the show, TravelGanza! hosts a silent auction with all proceeds
benefiting local charities including the Fisher House Foundation, an organization
that provides comfort homes for families of wounded soldiers receiving
medical treatment. At the event, TravelGanza! generated nearly $30,000
to benefit charitable programs.
Hundreds of visitors had the opportunity to interact with travel experts,
learn about new trends in travel, explore new destinations or book the
trip of a lifetime right on the spot. Festivities included plenty of giveaways,
entertainment and travel seminars.
“Through the collaboration of Omega’s travel partners and
our knowledgeable travel experts, TravelGanza! offers irresistible travel
deals and big adventures for the wallet-conscious consumer,” said
Bohan. “Right now there are so many great travel bargains both domestically
and internationally, but you need to know where to look. Omega can help
customize a perfect package for any traveler.”
Omega World Travel opened its first office in Fredericksburg, Va., over
36 years ago. Since then, the company has grown to be the largest woman-owned
business in the Washington area with offices across the U.S. and in key
For additional information about ‘TravelGanza!’ visit www.TravelGanza.net
or Omega World Travel at www.owt.net
ABOUT OMEGA WORLD TRAVEL:
Omega World Travel is the 4th largest travel management company in the
country. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., Omega services corporate, government
and leisure clients throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. Omega also owns
Travtech, a technology development company, and Cruise.com, one of the
largest sellers of cruises online.