TransPerfect to Localize Marriott.com for a Global Audience
Enterprise Technology and Services to Support
Booking Capabilities and Property Content in Multiple Languages
NEW YORK, NY (07 December 2009) –TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and related technology, today announced it has been chosen by Marriott International for an ongoing technology and services agreement that supports Marriott’s international websites.
As one of the world’s largest and most respected hotel companies, Marriott has been communicating with customers in a range of languages for many years. By deploying TransPerfect's GlobalLink™ Localization Suite technology, Marriott is able to provide a robust booking experience for international markets in a cost- and time-efficient manner.
According to TransPerfect CEO Liz Elting, “With 17 years of travel industry translation experience behind us, we’ve seen how offering high-quality content in multiple languages helps to enhance the customer experience, improve brand loyalty, and drive revenue in the global marketplace. We are honored to have been selected by Marriott for this engagement.”
Marriott’s ongoing online global strategy includes expanding its international websites by translating millions of words for markets in Germany, China, Latin America, Japan, Korea, Brazil and France. Today, Marriott's website is the world’s seventh largest online consumer retail site.
With revenue of over $200 million and more than 1,100 full-time employees, TransPerfect is the largest privately held language services provider in the world. From 57 offices on 4 continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in over 100 languages to multinationals worldwide. With a global network of over 4,000 linguists and subject-area specialists, TransPerfect is the largest translation company to be fully ISO 9001:2008 and EN 15038:2006 certified. TransPerfect is headquartered in New York and has regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at www.transperfect.com.
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,300 lodging properties in 68 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, The Ritz-Carlton Residences and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2008, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $13 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com. For an interactive online version of Marriott's 2008 Annual Report, which includes a short video message from Chairman and CEO J.W. Marriott, Jr., visit www.marriott.com/investor.