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Translations.com Named Sole Translation Provider for DiscoverAmerica.com


Monday, 12 November, 2007


In an effort to help increase tourism to the United States, the Travel Industry Association will provide content on U.S. territories, states, destinations, in five languages - English, German, Spanish, Japanese and French.

NEW YORK, NY -- Translations.com, a division of TransPerfect, the world's largest privately-owned translation company, today announced that it has been chosen to be the exclusive translation services provider for the first-ever official travel and tourism website of the United States: DiscoverAmerica.com.

The Travel Industry Association (TIA), through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce, was tasked with developing and marketing the website that will provide important travel information to visitors from the top five inbound markets: Mexico, Canada, the UK, Germany and Japan.

According to Translations.com Founder and CEO Phil Shawe, "Speaking to visitors in their own language is a sign of respect that can go a long way toward helping visitors feel comfortable traveling to the United States. We hope that part of what we accomplish by providing translations for this important new website is demonstrating that the United States is open and welcoming to potential visitors."

Roger Dow, President and CEO of TIA added, "Translations.com was our clear choice for this engagement based on their long and consistent track record of providing successful multilingual solutions to the travel and tourism industry."

The engagement will combine both human translation services and technology tools, which create cost- and time-efficiencies in the translation process. Translations.com's flagship technology products, GlobalLink Content Director and GlobalLink TM Server, will be utilized in the development and management of the website.

To be launched in March 2008, DiscoverAmerica.com will feature information on U.S. states, territories, destinations, and attractions, as well as booking tools, a travel agent directory, official entry information, and an interactive United States map.

About TIA
The Travel Industry Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the $700 billion travel industry. TIA's mission is to promote and facilitate increased travel to and within the United States. TIA is proud to be a partner in travel with American Express. For more information, visit www.tia.org.

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.