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Tourism BC Chooses Translations.com


Monday, 17 November, 2008

British Columbia’s Official Travel Planning Site Implements GlobalLink Project Director to Manage its Multilingual Web Content

NEW YORK, NY (November 12, 2008) – Translations.com, a world leader in enterprise translation services and globalization management system (GMS) technology solutions, today announced that it has been engaged by Tourism British Columbia, the province's official tourism organization, to support localization of HelloBC.com, its consumer-oriented travel planning website, in preparation for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

In addition to engaging Translations.com to perform localization into three languages (Japanese, Chinese, and Korean), Tourism British Columbia selected Translations.com's GlobalLink Project Director to help manage translation workflow. Further, in order to allow Tourism British Columbia's in-country reviewers to approve all content before it goes live on the web, Tourism BC is also implementing GlobalLink Online Review – a collaborative tool that allows translators to review content in a user-friendly environment.

"According to Holly Cuny, Online Programs Manager of Tourism British Columbia, "Translations.com did an excellent job collaborating with our marketing teams in Asia. They provided training, coordinated the review process, and performed the testing of the software to ensure everything was running smoothly. We were very impressed with the high level of service they provided."

Tourism British Columbia plans to launch a German-language website in early 2009. Phil Shawe, Translations.com's President and CEO, added, "This is a prime example of how best-practice translation-related technology can be used to drive efficiency in the translation and review process. We were honored to be selected by Tourism British Columbia for this project and look forward to working with them on their German website in the coming year."

About Tourism British Columbia
Tourism British Columbia is a Crown corporation that operates under an industry-led board of directors and is responsible for marketing the Super, Natural British Columbia® brand to the world. For comprehensive information about the business of tourism in British Columbia, please visit www.tourismbc.com.

About Translations.com
Translations.com is a leading provider of software, website, and enterprise-wide localization services, as well as localization-related technology products. Translations.com solutions allow customers to conduct business more effectively in international markets. The company has a global presence on four continents and services a variety of clients with dedicated practice groups for every major industry. Translations.com is part of the TransPerfect family of companies. For more information, please visit www.translations.com.