Gloria Bohan
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Gloria Bohan

President and CEO – Gloria Bohan launched Omega World Travel in 1972 as a small-town storefront travel agency. Today, Omega is the top woman-owned business in the U.S. Gloria is a very hands-on owner, focusing on strategic partnerships and long term direction of the organization. Gloria is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, where she also serves as a trustee and holds an honorary doctorate.

Gloria's many business accolades include:
  • 2023 - Receives Lifetime Achievement award from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
  • 2021 - Receives Lifetime Achievement award from Travel Weekly Magazine
  • 2018 - Honored as Godmother of Riviera Cruises Robert M. Burns ship
  • 2018 - Receives ASTA’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2018 - Inducted into BTN Hall of Fame
  • 2016 - Named Entrepreneur of the Year by Million Women Mentors
  • 2015 - Honored as Godmother of Windstar Cruises' Star Legend
  • 2012 - Gold Award in the 2012 Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly Magazine
  • 2012 - “Top Business” Recipient in five categories by
  • 2011 - Inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame
  • 2011 - Featured in the November 2011 issue of The Washingtonian
  • 2011 - Executive Women's Forum Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2010 - Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award
  • 2009 - NDTA Distinguished Service Award” from the National Defense Transportation Association
  • 2009 - ‘Outstanding Woman Business’ at the National Minority Business Council’s (NMBC) 29th Annual Awards Luncheon held in New York City
  • 2009 - The Society of Government Travel Professionals (SGTP) recognized Omega with a Professional Development Award for MIS during the ANCON Government Travel Conference
  • 2005 - Inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame
  • 2004 - Named Office Depot's Businesswoman of the Year
  • 2004 - Named Travel Agent of the Year by The American Society of Travel Agents
  • 2003 - Honored by her alma mater, Marymount Manhattan College with a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

> Omega World Travel's milestones

Updated 5/5/23