NEW YORK, August 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
- "What's the Wi-Fi password?" one of the top phrases travelers want to be able to use in the language of the destination they're visiting
- Booking.com assists travelers by translating the top 10 phrases into some of the most popular languages
Embracing vacations for what they typically stand for - switching off, relaxation and seeing the sights - doesn't appear to be the case for many travelers. When Booking.com questioned over 18,000 people worldwide on what were the top phrases they'd want to know immediately in the language of the country they're visiting, results revealed that we're internet addicts, with "What's the Wi-Fi password?" one of the most popular.
The top 10 phrases most in demand are:
- "What's the best way to get into town / downtown?" (46%)
- "What's the Wi-Fi password?" (43%)
- "What time is breakfast?" (41%)
- "Where can I get the best meal?" (40%)
- "Where's the bathroom?" (25%)
- "Bring me somewhere awesome" (22%)
- "I need coffee" (21%)
- "I can't remember my room number" (11%)
- "Can I request an early check in?" (11%)
- "Where's the closest pharmacy?" (10%)
When looking at gender preferences, we're a predictable bunch, with women far more likely than men to want to know where the bathroom is (29% of women to 21% of men), yet men are more interesting in knowing what time the bar opens (13% of men versus 7% of women)!
Empowering people to experience the world, Booking.com has translated the top phrases into some key languages, to ensure travelers can successfully get their caffeine fix, find something great to eat and stay connected from the moment they arrive.
English Spanish French Italian
Quel est le Qual è il modo
"What's the ¿ Cuál es la meilleur moyen migliore per
best way to mejor manera de de se rendre en raggiungere la
get into town llegar al ville / en città/il centro
/ downtown?" centro? centre-ville ? città?"
"What's the ¿ Cuál es la Quel est le mot "Qual è la
Wi-Fi contraseña del de passe du password del
password?" WiFi? Wi-Fi WiFi"
À quelle heure
est servi le
"What time is ¿ A qué hora es petit-déjeuner "A che ora è la
breakfast?" el desayuno? ? colazione?"
"Where can I "Qual è il
get the best ¿ Dónde se come Où mange-t-on posto migliore
meal?" mejor? le mieux per mangiare?"
"Where's the ¿ Dónde está el Où sont les "Dov'è il
bathroom?" baño? toilettes bagno?"
"Bring me Indiquez-moi un
somewhere Llévame a un endroit "Voglio vedere
awesome" lugar increíble magnifique. un bel posto"
"I need Necesito un Il me faut un "Ho bisogno di
coffee" café café ! un caffè"
"I can't No recuerdo el J'ai oublié mon "Non ricordo il
remember my número de mi numéro de numero della
room number habitación chambre. mia camera"
"Can I "Vorrei
request an ¿ Podría hacer Est-il possible richiedere il
early check el check-in d'arriver plus check-in
in?" antes? tôt ? anticipato"
"Where's the ¿ Dónde está la Où se trouve la "Dov'è la
closest farmacia más pharmacie la farmacia più
pharmacy?" cercana? plus proche ? vicina?"
NOTES TO EDITORS
Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a nationally representative sample, provided by Research Now. In total 18,496 respondents were surveyed (1,000+ from the UK, US, Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, India and Russia and 500+ each from Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Croatia, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Thailand and Taiwan). Respondents
completed an online survey between 27th April and 15th May 2017.
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