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Join Me at the PhoCusWright Conference

I’m spending this week at the PhoCusWright Conference in Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. (I know, it’s tough.)

If you couldn’t make it, here are some next-best-thing resources: Continue reading »

Best Global Travel Websites – and Why (free webinar)

It’s a mid-February Tuesday and you’re looking for motivation. Or you’re already motivated but having a hard time focusing. Or you’re focusing just fine, but need answers.

Regardless of your situation, I’ve got great news for you. Our good friend, dynamite speaker and world renowned web globalization expert, John Yunker, will present the results of his recent Travel & Hospitality website study on March 6 in a free Lionbridge-sponsored webinar. Continue reading »

PhoCusWright Conference – November 13-15, 2012

Will you be at the PhoCusWright Conference in Phoenix next week? Lionbridge will be there so please stop by and say hi. And because we know you’ll be very busy, we’re encouraging you to visit by offering a drawing for a $250 gift card! And don’t forget, we’re fun people to talk to. Continue reading »

Olympic Fever

I haven’t been feeling like myself lately. Last Thursday I hurdled over the couch. Yesterday I found myself balancing carefully along the parking lot line at the grocery store, arms straight out and on my tip-toes.  Earlier today I draped my daughter’s old Girl Scout sash around my neck and belted out the national anthem…

I’m starting to think I might have Olympic Fever. Continue reading »

Meet Lionbridge Travel (and win an iPad?) at PhoCusWright Next Week

Seems like we all just got back from EyeforTravel, and now we’re heading out to Ft. Lauderdale next week for the PhoCusWright Conference!

Ah, the life of a Travel and Hospitality professional, am I right?

I’ll have more to say after the show, but for now, I want to make sure you’re all aware that we’ll be giving away an iPad to one lucky visitor at the Lionbridge booth next week. So please be sure to stop by and chat with us for a few minutes.

Besides just entering our drawing, this also means you can talk to me and one of my favorite colleagues, Roberto Sastre from our European office, about translation and localization in the Travel and Hospitality industry.

We’d love to hear and help with whatever’s on your mind, even stuff like:

  • How you might be able to lower the costs or increase the quality (or both!) when translating your website.
  • What you’re doing about translating user-generated content.
  • What ideas we have for making the translation of your mobile site and apps go a little faster, a little smoother.
  • And don’t even get us started on translation for social media, especially in the travel and hospitality space. That is, unless you really want a long conversation on your hands.

So just a reminder: Visit the Lionbridge booth at PhoCusWright next week, so you can enter to win a free iPad! (And talk to us about interesting things.)

Translation of Mobile Websites and Apps in the Travel Industry

As I walked around EyeForTravel’s “Travel Distribution Summit” in Las Vegas last week, talking with people and attending presentations, it was pretty easy to pick up on the three primary digital trends in the travel industry: Mobile, Social and Video. If you were there, I bet you picked up on the same ones.

You probably won’t be surprised to know that the Twittersphere reflected these conversations, 140 characters at a time. Just for fun, a colleague of mine compiled some of the most thoughtful and specific of those in her Storified collection, which I mentioned earlier this week.

There’s a lot there for follow-up discussions, but for today I thought I’d focus on Mobile. Continue reading »

Who Said What about Last Week’s Travel Distribution Summit

Take a look at this Twitter slideshow my colleague put together (using Storify.com) about EyeForTravel’s Travel Distribution Summit last week. I think she pretty much captured the highlights. (Click the forward/back arrows at the bottom to manually advance, or the Play button in the lower left corner to autoplay the whole thing.)

Were you there, and/or watching the Twitter stream? What else would you have added?

More to come soon on specific topics from the show last week, including trends in the travel industry about mobile, video and social.