Translation in Travel & Tourism: Is it really that simple?

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Language:English
Duration:90 minutes
Summary:Having worked for twenty years in tourism, I noticed a lot of mistakes in hotel brochures or excursion leaflets, even in Tour Operator catalogues, that resulted in some occasions in massive refunds to clients. What are the points we need to pay attention to in order to avoid these cost-effective mistakes? What does tourism-related translation involve anyway? What qualifications are required and where can you get them. Where can you find references for travel related content?
Description
All of us do travel. Some of us do travel rather often – others don’t but would like to. Does travelling mean that we automatically qualify as a translator for Travel & Tourism? No, definitely not, but it might help. What does this linguistic work involve, what are the things we need to take into consideration while translating this type of content. What could go wrong and what would the consequences of any mistake be?
Whom would you ask such questions? Right, a travel agent! Here we are: a former travel agent, now a translator, will be at your disposal to answer any questions you wish to ask on tourism, aviation, travel and hotels.

Training program:

  • What do tourism texts include? – Textual analysis/Task analysis
  • Tourism sectors (Aviation, Hotels, Cruises, etc.) and their special requirements
  • Genres available in touristic content, such as marketing, legal, descriptive content, names, etc.
  • Linguistic workflow – where to start and how to proceed
  • Localization of cultural items - sources of trustworthy information
  • Industry Jargon - where to find information and how to use it
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them




The webinar video will be emailed to all registered and paid users within 24 hours after the training. Even if you do not attend the online session you will still have unlimited access to the video recording and training materials within one working week after the course.
Target audience
Any translator willing to specialize in the field.
Learning objectives
This course will provide you with background information, such as information about contracting, legal issues in tourism, handling of information in daily tourism operations that may help you in understanding how this information is used and what problems may arise in case of wrong interpretation.

You will learn how to:
• Breakdown of the material into sections: Descriptions, SEO, software content, terms and conditions, etc.
• Breakdown of the material into tasks: Translation, SEO, Proofreading, Quality Assurance, software code, etc.
• Localize cultural information: identify problems and adopt viable solutions
• Where to find industry jargon for aviation, hotel descriptions, names and descriptions for locations, etc.
• Pay attention to issues in terminology: what are the common mistakes and how to avoid them.
Prerequisites
None.
Program
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• What do tourism texts include? – Textual analysis/Task analysis
• Tourism sectors (Aviation, Hotels, Cruises, etc.) and their special requirements
• Genres available in touristic content, such as marketing, legal, descriptive content, names, etc.
• Linguistic workflow – where to start and how to proceed
• Localization of cultural items - sources of trustworthy information
• Industry Jargon - where to find information and how to use it
• Common mistakes and how to avoid them
• Opportunities
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• Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer
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Trainer
 Irene Koukia    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Irene Koukia was born in Germany.

She obtained the Travel and Tourism Consultant Diploma from IATA/UFTAA in 1992 and successfully completed the One-year translator training program at meta|φραση School of Translator Training in 2010. She also obtained a diploma as a Personal & Business Coach from ILS GmbH in April 2015, and she is studying Business Administration at the Hellenic Open University.

She is working as a Technical Translator, mainly from German/English to Greek, at her own company, Metafrasma Ltd, since 2008. She also works as a Trainer for ProZ.com since 2011, and as a Tutor for meta|φραση School of Translator Training since 2015. She is the National Representative of STEMG for Greece, following the nomination by the HASDIG, providing training and certification for ASD-STE100.
Comments about this course

Translation in Travel & Tourism: Is it really that simple?

manisha singhal
India
Local time: 18:53
English to Hindi
Freelance Translator Nov 28, 2018

I want to join

 
Freelance Translator Nov 28, 2018

manisha singhal wrote:

I want to join


Hello Manisha,

In order to attend the training please purchase it as suggested at the scrreenshot below:


My bests,
Helen


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Robert Rietvelt Identity Verified
Local time: 14:23
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Is it really that simple?Nov 28, 2018

As globetrotter, former travel agent and travel guide worldwide I can tell you it is not! Tourism is a totally underestimated subject (to answer the question).

Valérie Ourset
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Philipp Reinhold
Chiara Sodi
Elena Aclasto
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Natalie Luigs
Netherlands
Local time: 14:23
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JoinNov 29, 2018

Would love to join

 

Ines Cunha Jorge Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 13:23
Member (2005)
English to Portuguese
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All travel platforms are different...but the mistakes are similar...Jan 3

I have recently entered the Travel and Tourism field (one year ago) and the challenges and nuances are tremendous.
"See" you all at the trainningicon_smile.gif


 

Taofeek Badmus
Nigeria
Local time: 14:23
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I am interested Jan 14

Quite interested in broadening my expertise.

 

Eva Stoppa Identity Verified
Germany
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English to German
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Definitely an interesting topicJan 15

I would have joined, but in the announcement, there was talk about a "visual part". I am blind so wouldn't enjoy this one.

 

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