SOURCE: CIBT Global Holdings, Inc.

May 14, 2007 08:54 ET

CIBT Expands Into European Union (EU) With Acquisition of Visum-Centrale, Germany's Largest Visa Expediter

MCLEAN, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 -- CIBT, Inc. ( announced today it has acquired Visum-Centrale (, the largest visa expediter in Germany. CIBT Inc. is the world's largest visa and passport expeditor.

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

Growth of German Outbound Travel Market Fuels Expansion

Jeffrey Fine, President and CEO of CIBT, Inc., said, "The acquisition of Visum-Centrale adds to CIBT's expanding operational footprint in Europe, enabling the company to better serve corporate and leisure travelers globally. Visum-Centrale has offices in Bonn, Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich making it the largest consular service in Germany. With a staff of 60 professionals, Visum-Centrale enables CIBT to enter the largest European travel market with a well-trained team. Visum-Centrale will continue to be managed by Jochen Mesenberg based in Bonn."

The urgency of executive travel often requires fast turnaround of visas and other travel documents. For travelers who reside in Germany, Visum-Centrale offers the most reliable expediting service as the company maintains relationships with all diplomatic missions throughout the country. CIBT, through its international network of expediters, has rapidly become the "go-to" source for the many executives worldwide who need to travel on short notice.

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.
    Email Contact
    Tel (415) 962-4989


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