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

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Topic: Translation in Travel & Tourism

Course summary
Availability:This training is available on-demand

Duration: 80 minutes

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Language:English
Summary:Having almost twenty years in tourism I have noticed a lot of mistakes in material, such as 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 to 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 that 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

At the end of the presentation there will be plenty of time for questions on any topic in tourism since this is a great opportunity to receive tips from first hand. You may also post questions on the forum provided below the course description in order to have them discussed in the Q&A part of the webinar.


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Target audience
Linguists who intend to translate travel & tourism-related content
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
At least basic linguistic experience
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

At the end of the presentation there will be plenty of time for questions on any topic in tourism since this is a great opportunity to receive tips from first hand. You may also post questions on the forum provided below the course description in order to have them discussed in the Q&A part of the webinar.
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Price: 25.00 USD

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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?

billhill Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:21
Member (2013)
Spanish to English
travel and tourism webinar 12sep 2013 - cost of handouts/videoSep 12, 2013

Hi, I attended Irene's webinar this morning and would like access to the handout material and maybe video. Having paid to attend, do I still have to pay for this?
thanks
Bill


 
travel and tourism webinar 12sep 2013 - cost of handouts/videoSep 12, 2013

billhill wrote:

Hi, I attended Irene's webinar this morning and would like access to the handout material and maybe video. Having paid to attend, do I still have to pay for this?
thanks
Bill


Hello Bill,

Thank you for your interest in the training.

As it has been mentioned, a link to the video and handouts will be emailed to all participants once they are ready. Once the video and handouts are released you will have unlimited access to them. Also, the video will be available from your My videos page at http://www.proz.com/videos/my_videos

Thank you for your patience in advance;)

My bests,
Helen


 

Renata Marini Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 10:21
Spanish to Portuguese
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travel and tourism webinar 12sep 2013 - cost of handouts/video 09:44 Sep 12, 2013

Hi i have paied but i couldn't attended ,will I receive the vídeo as well?
Thank you
renata


 

Sonia Lo Conte Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 13:21
English to Italian
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Next travel and tourism webinar?Mar 27, 2014

Hi! I read the program of this webinar and I am interested in attending it! When do you think next session will take place?
Thank you
Sonia


 
Next travel and tourism webinar?Mar 28, 2014

Sonia Lo Conte wrote:

Hi! I read the program of this webinar and I am interested in attending it! When do you think next session will take place?
Thank you
Sonia


Hi Sonia,

Thank you for your interest in the session. We have just announced a webinar on this topic for May 2014, http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/10106

Hope this helps.

My bests,
Heelen


 

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