Omega World Travel will be taking over the subcontract
JLab's Travel Agency Contract: Omega World Travel will be taking over the subcontract by Aug. 1, 2016
Jefferson Lab’s Travel Agency contract was recently sent out for rebid. We are pleased to announce that Omega World Travel was awarded the subcontract as the Lab’s official travel agency. We plan to go live using Omega World Travel by August 1st. In the interim, MAKE NO CHANGES - continue to utilize CIAZ Travel for all travel arrangements until further guidance is provided.
Omega currently provides travel management services to Fermi, Argonne, and Brookhaven National Labs and they have provided positive feedback about Omega.
One difference you may notice is that we will no longer have a travel agent on-site. We have been fortunate over the years to have this luxury however, the cost coupled with the industry trend of in-home agent operations has driven this change and we feel confident that customer service will not be compromised.
A transition team will begin the transition process on June 1st. Two advantages to selecting Omega is that they utilize Concur as their reservation booking tool, so there should be little to no learning curve, and JLab will incur much lower booking fees.
Open training and informational meetings will be held for all interested employees prior to final transition.
Again, until the announcement of the final transition is complete, please continue to utilize CIAZ Travel for all travel arrangements.
To learn more about Omega World Travel visit their website at www.omegatravel.com