Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Omega World Travel Introduces Risk Management Solution for Business Travelers

Omega World Travel Introduces Risk Management Solution for Business Travelers

Travel management company Omega World Travel’s strategic partnership with Air Security International provides risk management solutions to corporate travel programs in need.

Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) August 16, 2006

“Terror Plot Foiled,” “Fear in the Skies,” “Travelers Resigned to Tougher Security Measures” -- business travelers can’t escape today’s headlines and face growing, unprecedented threats. Travel management company Omega World Travel has partnered with Air Security International to introduce MegaTrak: a new risk management solution for business people on the move.

“With heightened danger warnings and security concerns, the role of travel agent has evolved into one of protector by providing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week customer assistance wherever they may be, along with help internationally to ensure global safety,” said Gloria Bohan, President and CEO of Omega World Travel. “Both business and leisure travelers want to continue to travel the world safely, and the added assurance that we can offer by phone, virtually, and on location in 70 countries is one role that we gladly fill. Through the cooperation of ASI, our new travel security solution -- MegaTrak -- combines the most advanced security content and communications features in one package for comprehensive traveler safety.”

As the Internet and technology leads to new commercial opportunities in a global economy, businesses expand their markets and more people travel, facing unfamiliar places with hidden dangers.

The MegaTrak solution lends peace of mind in a sometimes perilous world. MegaTrak (Owt. net/megatrak) effectively tracks en route corporate travelers in real-time, wherever they are. The solution combines data from multiple reservation systems, produces special reports when significant events occur, and offers customized briefings for hundreds of business destinations. And Omega’s US-staffed emergency service centers cater to MegaTrak users’ needs 24 hours a day, providing valuable information and assistance when it’s needed most.

MegaTrak is powered by ASI, a leading provider of intelligence and security services. ASI unique security solutions support the corporate executive on-the-go and other travelers around the globe.

“Air Security International (ASI) is proud to be associated with Omega World Travel in assisting and meeting the needs of its travelers who travel domestically and internationally, by air, land, and sea,” said Mark Hall, Vice President of Business Development for ASI. “Omega’s travel professionals and ASI’s security professionals have parlayed their expertise, education, and services in ultimately benefiting the traveler before, during, and after a trip.”

Developed through real-life travel and security scenarios, MegaTrak allows organizations to better manage employees in less time than ever before:

  • Provides travel tracking across the globe
  • At-A-Glance graphical map displays all traveler locations
  • Determines the number of employees on any flight
  • Send briefings, alerts, and emergency contact information automatically
  • Offers travel security policy consulting and benchmarking

MegaTrak is part of a suite of corporate travel solutions at MegaRez Online (Owt. net/megarez), an on-demand self-booking portal for today’s mobile workforce.

Omega World Travel not only leads the corporate travel field in security management with MegaTrak, but also offers robust business solutions like group meeting planning; online booking technology; affinity leisure tours; and corporate incentive programs.

Mark Hall’s team is in the business of spotting risk before it happens and his company knows how to prevent it. “ASI’s goal is to ensure that Omega World Travel’s MegaTrak clients are provided information, data, and intelligence that will significantly reduce the chances of a traveler from becoming a victim of crime, an act of terror, kidnapping, extortion, or industrial espionage,” he said.

“Monitoring and tracking through MegaTrak, along with a caring agent who knows you, is the best traveler assurance that we can provide,” said Bohan.

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 on-demand travel solutions—as well as personalized service at 200 locations 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.

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River Cruising: A New Alternative in Luxury Travel

River Cruising: A New Alternative in Luxury Travel

Perfect for the next vacation, all-inclusive river cruising provides a new alternative to traveling in style.

Houston, TX (Vocus) August 29, 2009

Responding to travelers' desire for a variety of vacation options, Frosch Travel (http://www. froschvacations. com) (FROSCH), a premier travel management company, offers a new alternative: river cruising.

According to the January 2009 Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) report, river cruising is quickly growing in popularity and expected to increase further throughout 2009.

Through its broad network of vendor partners, FROSCH offers river cruise tours with an exceptional variety of travel options. For example, Uniworld (http://froschvacations. com/uniworld/), a FROSCH preferred vendor partner, offers a premier level of comfort, quality, and service with its Boutique River Cruise Collection. Uniworld has been recognized by readers from both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure as one of the world's top ten small cruise ship lines. Tours are available in Europe, Egypt, Russia, China, and the Ukraine.

According to Lara Leibman, Senior Vice President of FROSCH, "River cruising (http://froschvacations. com/specialty/river/) has been around for awhile, but it is quickly becoming a popular new vacation option. With over 500 departure cities and 40 itineraries along the world's most magnificent rivers, Uniworld's all-inclusive packages offer breathtaking river views and fascinating shore excursions for families seeking an unforgettable experience."

Uniworld has released its Great Ways to SAVE special programs, featuring pay-in-full discounts, two-for-one tours, and a single supplement waiver for solo cruisers on select 2009 and 2010 dates. These offers give travelers the opportunity to experience the wonders of river cruising for less.

"English-speaking local guides escort complimentary shore excursions to castles and wineries, and at many ports of call, a city tour is available," adds Leibman. "These excursions enhance the cruise experience, and many of our clients enjoy their tours so much that they can't wait to go again."

To learn more about Uniworld's Boutique River Cruise Collection, travelers can visit www. froschvacations. com. Call 1-866-961-6496 for more information about FROSCH and their extensive lineup of river cruising itineraries.

About FROSCH:

FROSCH is a thirty-seven-year-old travel company based in Houston, Texas. FROSCH is an industry leader, generating over $500 million in annual sales, through its corporate, leisure, incentive, meeting, and group divisions. FROSCH has been owned and managed by the Leibman family since 1977. Today, FROSCH has locations in twelve different states. For more information regarding FROSCH, contact Lara Leibman at lara. leibman (at) frosch (dot) com.

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