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Last updated on December 19th, 2023 at 01:08 pm

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Tourism Translation Services Improve Travel Experiences

Let’s go around the world!

Multilingual communication is an intrinsic element of travel and tourism. To facilitate the activities of your travelers and customers you need to assist them in their language. As a natural consequence, language translation services are an essential part of the tourism industry.

Travelers from around the world spend billions of dollars every year, in the United States alone- in 2018, international travelers spent 156.3 billion dollars in the U.S. Additionally, a  great number of jobs are created and supported by the travel industry, from booking agent to restauranteur to hotelier.  Delays and confusion experienced by travelers are often caused by lack of translation or by not using professional translators to ensure accurate content translation .

For instance, the Chinese government, tired of too many botched translation jobs, rolled out a comprehensive guide for Chinese to English translation in 2017, focused on improving the quality of English translations in several public arenas.

JR Language is a translation company that strives to help people tour the world confidently.  We have worked on multilingual brochures for museums, translated website content for travelers of different languages in Europe and America. We have also provided interpreters for travel businesses and groups.

Let’s look at how translation and interpretation services work in the tourism and travel industry.

Professional Tourism Translation facilitate Interactions from Pole to Pole

Translation services help travel services function effectively in multiple aspects.  Here are a few instances of how travel translation services can boost effective interaction between travelers and resorts and all other parties within the tourism industry.:

  • Language interpreters at guided tours enhance the experience. Tour guides provide an important service, they show travelers where to go, and explain the significance of landmarks, buildings and more.  What may look like an unremarkable house might actually be the birthplace of someone’s favorite author, thinker, or scientist.  Without a multilingual tour guide or professional interpreter present, they might walk right past something without understanding its significance.
  • Professional translation for Travel agencies help clients get to their destination. When there is a language barrier, a travel agency benefits from the help of a translation agency in order to fully explain the attractions of a location to someone or help them set an itinerary.  I was very lucky to connect in Turkey with a travel agency that was able to provide me with English language content, be it through email or itineraries. Additionally, I was assigned tour guides who were proficient in English so I did not feel lost while touring Ankara, Ephesus and Cappadocia.
  • Translation of Content for Airlines gives travelers peace of mind. Many thousands of people travel by plane every day.  An airline uses professional translation services in multiple languages to sell tickets, provide terms of service, guide passengers around the terminals, and keep people informed.  Language is so important in the air that you’ll often find that the crew speaks different languages (usually the language of the destination or point of departure). The airplane instructions are in at least 2 languages and the same is true for safety instructions, magazines and entertainment offerings. A mundane flight can turn frightening quickly if someone cannot understand the safety instructions, or requires medical help and there is a language barrier.
  • Translation for Hotels help keep visitors happy and satisfied. From the most luxurious resort to the most basic hostel, hospitality providers should have access to professional translation services to function as a safe, friendly place for travelers to rest.  Hospitality providers give tourists a secure base of operations, as well as directions, recommendations, and advice.  By using professional translation services, hotels, inns, lodges, B&Bs, can help ensure that travelers get the most out of their journey by having access to maps, sightseeing tours, menus and basic instructions in their native language.


Getting the Most Out of Your Trip with the help of Tourism Translation Services

By having access to information in their language, visitors can appreciate what they’re seeing, and find out  which local spots are the most suitable for their needs and interests.  Translation and customer service provided in your native language can make the difference between having to settle for participating in activities you are not comfortable with or eating a meal that you didn’t know you were ordering.  A translation company can help resorts, hotels and locales give their visitors that perfect feeling of being at “home away from home”, and not lost in translation.  Word of mouth is powerful advertising, and when people across the world praise the experiences they had, that helps bring in more visitors.

Professional language services also make traveling more convenient.  Imagine trying to order airline tickets in a language that you don’t speak, or find your way around a strange city with no translated directions.  It’s enough to make you want to stay home.  Why should we miss out on our big, beautiful world because of language barriers?


Translation for Personal Safety

There are international signs around the world to indicate that a beach is not safe to swim at or that a bridge can be slippery. On the other hand the Translation for brochures, plaques, signs, and more can tell someone that a plant is poisonous, or give them a guide in their to be safe around ruins, caves and unknown territory , or not to feed the animals.

If someone needs medical help, translators and interpreters can begin the critical process of making sure that the sick or injured person gets the help they need without delay.  Language translation services help people move about without getting lost and wasting time trying to find their way back.


Information in Your language – the best ticket to the World

By breaking down a language barrier, a path is opened to making memories, making business connections, and making friends.  JR Language is proud to serve each part of the tourism industry from coast to coast, using only the best professional translators and interpreters skilled in the source language, target language, and content expertise necessary for the project.  We not only make communication accessible and accurate, but ensure that it is perfectly localized to the dialect and culture of the area.  If your business is in or has ties to the tourism industry, make sure to use a professional translation agency to translate and localize your content, from brochures, transportation guides, hotel listings, and legal documents to maps, websites, and marketing material.  Open your company’s door to the world today with professional translation services.

Jackie Ruffolo
Jackie Ruffolo
Jackie was born in Venezuela and has a BS in computer engineering. As President of JR Language, she spends time researching new technology and productivity tools for the Company. She holds a certificate of Localization and Project Management- Localization. Through her many years of experience working in multilingual corporate environments, she understands firsthand the value of bridging language barriers in creating smooth communication that allows for productive and happy work environments. She is fluent in Spanish and English, and is a frequent contributor to both our English and Spanish blogs. 20 Years of experience in marketing Jackie loves nature and to be outdoors.