SOURCE: CIBT Global Holdings, Inc.

December 20, 2007 11:41 ET

CIBT Providing Customized Passport Reminders to USTOA Members for Travelers Going Outside United States

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2007) - CIBT, Inc. (, the nation's largest passport and visa expediter, announced new PASSPORT AWARENESS REMINDER cards at the recently concluded USTOA annual conference in Cancun, Mexico.

According to Steven Diehl, CIBT Vice President of Business Development, "In preparation for the final phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), CIBT and its leisure subsidiary Zierer Visa Service (ZVS) will make the cards available to any USTOA member. The four-color postcards feature eye-catching graphics and assure travelers that assistance is conveniently available to obtain passports before their trips.

"The custom-made reminder cards are designed for travelers notifying them that their confirmed trip will require a valid passport," continued Mr. Diehl. "The cards are created by CIBT and are tailored to each tour operator's needs, available to be sent months in advance of a trip. CIBT has created special pricing and can turn most of these requests around in less than 2 weeks," he said.

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.

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. For more information about CIBT, please visit

CIBT is a registered trademark of CIBT, Incorporated.


USTOA's more than 130 member brands are responsible for the vacations of 11 million people yearly. To qualify for USTOA membership a company must meet the travel industry's toughest requirements, including participation in the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program. Among other things, the program requires each USTOA corporate member to set aside $1 million in security to protect consumer payments in case the company goes out of business. More information on USTOA as well as a Travel Agent's Room is available at or Or phone 1-800-GO-USTOA (468-7862).

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