CIBT Adds 4 New Partners to Hotel and Tourism Division in China

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - CIBT Education Group Inc. (NYSE Alternext and
TSX.V symbol: MBA) ("CIBT") is pleased to report that its hotel and tourism
training division in China has signed cooperative joint program agreements
with four additional partners in China since the company's recent news release
on January 15th 2009. The new joint program partners include a university in
Fujian province, two hotel chains in Beijing and Shandong province, and an
education consulting company in Guiyang province, China. The agreements range
in scope from providing professional certification in the American Hotel
Lodging Association programs, delivery of hotel management programs, flight
attendant programs, and Hospitality English training programs, to senior
management training seminars.
    These cooperative agreements will further CIBT's expansion efforts and
provide a pipeline for programs to be introduced into these new markets, which
may also serve as recruitment and job placement centers for other CIBT
programs in the future. Upon the successful implementation of these joint
programs in various cities throughout China, CIBT will then assess and
determine further investment or other joint venture opportunities in these
    CIBT has signed cooperative joint program agreements with the following

    Institutions                                       City         Province
    Sunlight Building Co.                             Gansu          Guiyang
    Beijing Yansha Centre Co. - Kempinski Hotel     Beijing          Beijing
    Shandong Blue Sea Hotel Group                    Yantai         Shandong
    Zhangzhou Normal University                   Zhangzhou           Fujian

    "We are excited that many schools and industry players are eager to join
our hotel management training platform in China," commented Toby Chu,
Vice-Chairman, President and CEO of CIBT. "These industry players will provide
our graduates with practical work experience, while our education partners
will provide solid academic credentials. We will continue to recruit new
academic and industry partners to expand our hotel management training
programs with the intention of adding more programs and potential investments
into the Asian market."

    About CIBT Education Group Inc.

    CIBT is an education management and investment company with a special
focus on the global education market. Its subsidiaries, CIBT School of
Business & Technology Corp., Tourism Training Institute, Concordia Career
College, Modus International Language College and Sprott-Shaw Degree College
Corp., which is comprised of Sprott-Shaw Degree College, Sprott-Shaw Community
College (established in 1903), Sprott-Shaw International Language College,
possess a combined operating history of over 118 years in China and Canada's
education sectors. CIBT owns and operates a network of business, technical and
language colleges with presence at over 40 campuses and teaching centers
including Canada, China, Vietnam, Jordan and the Philippines. CIBT delivers
North American and Chinese accredited business and management degree programs,
automotive, and diesel maintenance programs, IT programs, travel and tourism
programs and career/vocational programs through its network of campuses across
China and Canada. In 2006, CIBT initiated plans to aggressively expand its
business presence across China and to establish schools in other parts of Asia
including South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and India. CIBT
also owns Irix Design Group, a leading full service design and advertising
company based in Vancouver, Canada. In 2008, Irix Design was ranked 15th in
the list of Biggest Ad Agencies in Greater Vancouver by the Business in
Vancouver newspaper.

    CIBT Education Group Inc.

    "Toby Chu"

    Toby Chu
    Vice-Chairman, President & CEO

    Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: "Forward-looking
Statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
may be included in this news release. These statements relate to future events
or CIBT's future financial performance. These statements are only predictions
and may differ materially from actual future results or events. CIBT disclaims
any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements whether
as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. There are
important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those
contained in forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to risks
associated with changes in general economic and business conditions, actions
of CIBT's competitors, the extent to which CIBT is able to develop new
services and markets for their services, the time and expense involved in such
development activities, the level of demand and market acceptance of their
services and changes in our business strategies.

    The TSX Venture Exchange and the NYSE Alternext US have not reviewed and
    do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news
    release. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
    solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction.

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