BUFFALO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Travel Team, Inc., a premier travel management company and an American Express Representative office, is pleased to announce the launch of INTERPRETRAVEL® for iPhone and Android devices. This much-anticipated mobile application will give travelers the unique opportunity to access a live telephonic Interpreter in a variety of language offerings, eliminating the unnecessary expenses, inefficiencies and conflicts caused by global language barriers. The Travel Team, Inc. will be officially launching this new product at ASTA’s Travel Retailing & Destinations Expo, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from September 7-9, 2012. ASTA conference attendees are invited to visit booth #2814 to see a live demo of the app and to learn more about INTERPRETRAVEL®.
If you’re planning a trip overseas, think of INTERPRETRAVEL® as an extra layer of convenience and reassurance, and an essential component of your travel insurance policy. Suppose you come across a medical or legal situation in a foreign country and a language barrier is affecting your ability to communicate clearly; this can be a very scary and stressful situation. With INTERPRETRAVEL®, you will be able to access a qualified Interpreter within seconds on your mobile device, ensuring that accurate and effective communication occurs between all parties involved.
INTERPRETRAVEL® can be used by any English speaker who visits a foreign country and encounters a language barrier that interrupts the flow of communication. The app will give global business associates the opportunity to negotiate deals and process business transactions in their clients’ native language, will allow leisure travelers to fully experience the local culture and will help remove the unwanted feelings of isolation, disorientation and frustration that study abroad students typically encounter.
“At The Travel Team, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to meet the diverse needs of our customers and to consistently exceed their travel management expectations,” said Jean Covelli, President, The Travel Team, Inc. “We developed this cutting-edge mobile app with our customers in mind. INTERPRETRAVEL® will give global travelers the opportunity to overcome language barriers and communicate clearly and efficiently with people from different cultural backgrounds, ensuring a safer, easier and more enjoyable travel experience when visiting a foreign country for business, pleasure or education.”
To begin using the INTERPRETRAVEL® mobile app, provide contact and billing information to your travel agent or complete the online form at https://go.interpretravel.com. Once processed, you will receive a username and password, as well as links to download the app on your mobile device, via e-mail. After downloading and installing INTERPRETRAVEL®, you will need to open the app, enter your username and password and select your desired language. Within seconds, a qualified telephonic Interpreter will come on the line and will immediately begin facilitating communication between the caller and the non-English speaker. You will then have the option to either dial out to a third party or activate the mobile device’s speaker phone functionality.
INTERPRETRAVEL® is currently available in the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese. For more information on INTERPRETRAVEL®, including a complete list of features, helpful tips for working with Interpreters and an interactive demo video with usage examples, please visit http://interpretravel.com.
About The Travel Team, Inc.
The Travel Team, Inc. was founded in 1989 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rich Products Corporation, a privately held supplier and solutions provider to the foodservice, in-store bakery and retail marketplaces. Rich’s has a strong global footprint, with locations in 100 countries worldwide and annual sales exceeding $3 billion.
The Travel Team, Inc. was developed on the premise that business and leisure travelers need and appreciate highly personalized travel services provided by a company that is locally responsive and internationally strong. The Travel Team, Inc. is one of the largest travel management companies in the United States. The Travel Team, Inc. is an affiliate of the American Express Representative network, the largest travel services management company in North America providing innovative solutions in managing corporate and vacation travel.