SOURCE: CIBT, Inc.

September 18, 2008 15:14 ET

CIBT, Inc.'s New Atlanta Visa and Passport Office to Serve More Than 2 Million International Travelers Departing Annually From World's Busiest Airport

MCLEAN, VA and ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2008) - CIBT (http://www.cibt.com), the largest provider of expedited visa and passport services in the United States, today announced the opening of an office in Atlanta, Georgia, effective October 1, 2008. CIBT Atlanta will be located at 3340 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 1800, Atlanta, GA, 30326; telephone (800) 929-2428.

"With the opening of our new location in Atlanta, local business leaders can now travel at the speed of global business," said Jeff Fine, CEO of CIBT. "CIBT is now offering localized service to global travelers throughout the southeastern United States with fast turnaround of visas and passports."

Atlanta's global reach is significant. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport is the worlds' busiest and 6th largest U.S. departure point for international travel, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration. Atlanta is also home to the 5th largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the nation, is host to 49 foreign consulates and 31 foreign-American Chambers of Commerce, and 26 trade/tourism offices.

Ronald L. Hollis, Ph.D., President, CEO and co-founder of Atlanta-based Quickparts.com, Inc., said, "As one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States, we are constantly in motion obtaining the best resources to provide custom parts to our online customers. Quick turnaround is a hallmark of our company -- when we need rapid visa service for international travel, we can rely on CIBT."

"CIBT has built a worldwide reputation for quick turnaround of travel documents, including 24-hour processing in special cases," continued Mr. Fine. "At the same time, the company has invested in state-of-the-art data systems and procedures to protect confidential client information. In these days of skyrocketing identity theft, passport security is a major concern of international travelers. All CIBT employees are subject to extensive background checks; passports and visas are only handled by CIBT employees -- the company does not use couriers or temporary employees," he said.

About CIBT, Inc.

CIBT, Inc. is the largest and best-known professional source for helping travelers easily and quickly procure the documents needed for international travel including expedited visas and passports. With a diverse client base including 75% of the 500 largest companies in the United States, global travel management companies, tour operators, cruise line, airlines and government agencies, CIBT assists over one million international travelers each year. CIBT has 25 offices worldwide with strong presence in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, and Australia. For more information about CIBT, please visit www.cibt.com.

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