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Omega World Travel has joined worldwide consortium Globalstar Travel Management.
Washington DC-based Omega, which is the fourth largest TMC in the US, was previously a member and “large shareholder” of rival consortium Radius Travel but made the switch to Globalstar at the start of 2013.
Omega, which has a UK office in London, employs more than 720 in 100 locations across the world. It has become a tier one partner in Globalstar which entitles Omega to a seat on the consortium’s board.
Omega’s managing director Goran Gligorovic said: “We considered several other networks but Globalstar definitely is the closest match when it comes to the entrepreneurial spirit of Omega as a company and the direction we are heading.
“We are confident that joining Globalstar will give our clients a fresh approach with the best in class global reservation and reporting packages.
“Globalstar has made great strides in the last few years and has an excellent hotel programme which will complement the Omega portfolio. It is run by a very entrepreneurial group of people who fit well with Omega’s ethos.”
Globalstar president Steve Hartwell added: “Omega World Travel joining Globalstar provides further strength to our partner network and will generate new business opportunities as the United States still are the main driver of new business opportunities globally.”
Both Omega and Globalstar will be exhibiting at next week’s Business Travel Show in London.