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

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Topic: Getting established in the translation industry

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Start time:Feb 7, 2014 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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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.



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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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 – Leopard® or newer
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 4.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better recommended)

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• Required: Fast Internet connection (700Kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

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

Alena Klimtcova Identity Verified
Russian Federation
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Problems with paymentFeb 7, 2014

I have paid 55USD for the package of 3 trainings:
7 Translation in Travel & Tourism: Is it really that simple?
February 21 Applying for a Job Posting – How can I get more positive replies?
On-demand training Starting your translation business: Your Business Plan
But i didn't get reference for Translation in Travel & Tourism seminar. On the Attendees desk I marked as "registered", but not paid attendee.
Why?


 

Irene Koukia Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Problems with paymentFeb 7, 2014

Good morning Alena,

You appear as "Registered & Paid" on my list for today - so everything should be fineicon_smile.gif

"See you" tonight,
Best regards,
Irene


 

Paul Dixon Identity Verified
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VideoFeb 7, 2014

I could not make the webinar because an urgent job came up, but I remember reading that if I could not attend I could download the video recording to listen to, within a week after the event. However, I can't find the link. Why?

 

Irene Koukia Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:51
Member (2008)
German to Greek
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VideoFeb 7, 2014

Hi Paul,

the Webinar was today so you would receive the link to the Video and the related materials next weekicon_smile.gif

Best regards,
Irene

Paul Dixon wrote:

I could not make the webinar because an urgent job came up, but I remember reading that if I could not attend I could download the video recording to listen to, within a week after the event. However, I can't find the link. Why?


 

Fanny De Monte Identity Verified
Italy
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VideoFeb 8, 2014

Thank you Irene!
I had the same problem as Paul.

Can't way to see the video!!

Best regards,
Fanny


 
VideoFeb 11, 2014

Fanny De Monte wrote:

Thank you Irene!
I had the same problem as Paul.

Can't way to see the video!!

Best regards,
Fanny


Dear Fanny,

You should find the video at http://www.proz.com/videos/my_videos

If you have not received a link to training materials, please feel free to submit a support request http://www.proz.com/support/ Thank you.

My bests,
Helen


 

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