SOURCE: CIBT Global Holdings, Inc.

November 27, 2007 10:42 ET

CIBT Acquires Thames Consular Service, Ltd., UK's Third Largest Visa Service

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - CIBT, Inc. ( announced today it has acquired Thames Consular Service, Ltd. Serving corporate and leisure travelers, Thames is the third largest visa service in the United Kingdom (

Earlier, CIBT acquired The Visa Service and Gold Arrow, two of its U.K. competitors. The acquisition of Thames makes CIBT the largest visa company in the U.K. and Europe.

According to Jeffrey Fine, President and CEO of CIBT, Inc., "We are excited to be building a world-class consular service in London to assist outbound travelers with their visa expediting needs. As the largest outbound travel market in Europe, the U.K. offers attractive growth opportunities for our company."

Added CIBT Vice President Shawn Hefner, "CIBT is the only consular service able to provide one-stop consular support services to global travel management companies, corporations, tour operators, and cruise lines across the United States and Europe. We expect to see growing demand for business and tourist visas as travelers take advantage of the strengthening Pound and Euro abroad."

CIBT has offices throughout the United States, in strategic cities with large consular representation, and also provides travel document expediting services in Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, and India.

About CIBT, Inc.

CIBT, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide comprehensive visa and passport requirements and support as well as other international document processing on behalf of travel management companies, corporations, government agencies, tour operators, cruise lines, airlines, and international relief organizations. The Company's broad coverage across the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and India enables it to provide prompt, secure travel document processing. CIBT invests in technology and customer service to reduce the time and cost associated with obtaining visas and passports from the issuing authority. For more information about CIBT, please visit

CIBT is a registered trademark of CIBT, Incorporated.

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Frederick Heiberger
    Chief Operating Officer
    CIBT, Inc.
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    Tel (415) 962-4989


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