Articles tagged “languages”

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British travelers almost completely agree that there’s “no point” learning local languages

The Daily Telegraph

The changing face of tourism means that Mandarin and Portuguese could join English in the next few decades as the lingua franca of the international traveler.

6 years ago

Southwest prepares to go global with launch of Spanish language website

Southwest prepares to go global with launch of Spanish language website

Samantha Shankman , Skift

The launch won’t drive Spanish speakers to Southwest’s website as other airlines and booking sites already offer translated web pages, but it is a sign of the airline’s commitment to expansion in Latin America.

6 years ago

Survey of European travelers reveals that Britons are the worst at speaking foreign languages

The Daily Telegraph

Meanwhile, Americans let out a sigh of relief that this survey did not include them.

6 years ago

Tokyo Narita makes arrivals easier with iPads and foreign-language specialists

The number of iPads on the ground is slim (only 6), but Narita's language and wayfaring apps are impressive, as are the old-school badges that identify staff as foreign language speakers.

7 years ago

Infographic: The world’s most spoken languages of today and tomorrow

It's predicted that the three most common languages today -- English, Chinese, and Spanish -- will still be the most dominant languages in 100 years.

7 years ago