Translations for tourism

Expert translations for hotels, attractions and tourism associations

Do you work in the tourism sector? Are you looking for ways to make your hotel, restaurant or tourist attraction stand out? Do you want to get more bookings from international tourists?

Based in York, LEaF Translations is a friendly translation company specialising in translations for the tourist industry. So, whether you’re a restaurant in need of a menu translation, a hotel in need of a website translation or an attraction looking for multilingual marketing materials, LEaF translations is here to help.

Pro tip: If you want to show up on your potential guests’ Google, your hotel website needs to be available in their language.

Travel and tourism translation services

LEaF Translations regularly translates the following types of documents for the travel & tourism industry – from hotel websites to guide books to entire marketing campaigns for regional tourism associations, LEaF is your experienced translation partner for the tourism sector.

hotel website translations

websites for hotels & guesthouses

tourism translations

marketing for tourist attractions

restaurant menu translation

restaurant menus

translate press releases

press releases

marketing translations

marketing for local events & festivals

In 2019, just over 37 million people visited the UK from all over the world. Although many of these people spoke English as a second language, many of them did not. Businesses without multilingual websites or materials lose potential customers if they do not cater to them in their native tongue.

Whether you need translations of physical documents, such as guidebooks and marketing pamphlets, or a translation of your website, call us on 01904 373077, or email us at hello@leaftranslations.com to see how we can help.

A word from our clients

Caphenia recommends LEaF Translations

Recommended for reliable, fast, high-quality and fairly priced translations! LEaF Translations is our partner of choice.

– Dr Mark Misselhorn, Caphenia

VIVANI recommends LEaF Translations

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the really fast turnaround and the thorough translations, which were perfect for our requirements. It was a pleasure to work with LEaF. We are very happy customers!

– Alexander Kuhlmann, VIVANI chocolate

I worked with Lucy as part of a full German to English website translation project for a shared client. She was very easy to work with and very professional. The translations were excellent and were a perfect match for the specific voice of the company in question. I would definitely recommend LEaF Translations!

– Suzanne Frankenfeld, Kleine Prints

shesmile recommends LEaF Translations

I am really happy with the work. LEaF delivered precisely what I needed in a very short space of time and in a way that I could easily fit into my existing documents. And all of this at a really amazing price. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending LEaF!

– Elisabeth Steger, shesmile

Check out some of our previous translation projects >>

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Put your name on the map for international tourists

At LEaF, we’re passionate about language and travel, and we’re experts in translation – we know just how important high-quality and effective translations are for the tourism industry. British tourists often expect to find an English translation of information and menus in hotels and restaurants abroad, but what about when our foreign friends visit us from other countries? How much of the information provided for tourists is available in French, Spanish, German, Italian and so on? 

Speaking to international tourists in their own language is a fantastic way to convince them that your hotel, your restaurant or your tourist attraction is the best option for them – that you care about their needs and that they will be welcomed with open arms.

With years of experience within the translation industry, we know how tempting it can be to use free apps and machine translation services like Google Translate. Sadly, the translations provided by these free services are incorrect at best and misleading at worst. Bad translations look unprofessional, can confuse potential customers and can often do more harm to your brand than good. 

As a small York-based translation business, we operate lean and flexible services to ensure the best and most competitive prices. What’s more, as well as offering expert translators, we also offer SEO expertise for website translations, which means we can help boost your performances in local searches, so that you can make the most of every opportunity.

Language combinations

Take a look at our languages

Every single member of our team is hand-selected based on their experience, background and passion for language – in short, we have built a translation team that caters to every need and goal of your business. With such a varied ensemble of skilled translators, we’re delighted to offer translations for the tourism industry in a range of languages, including:

We also have lots of experience working with German tourist associations and hotels to help translate their websites into English. If you’re a business based in the tourism industry from outside the UK, we’re more than happy to work with you to translate your materials into English.

With native speakers and translators from a range of countries, we offer a highly flexible service that provides intelligent and flawless translations every single time.

In fact, every single word is proofread by a second expert before delivery to the client. What’s more, you will be provided with a profile of the person working on your project, and our founder, Lucy, will be in touch every step of the way to ensure that you are never out of the loop.

Did you know…

…that our translations are carbon-neutral? We work together with the good people at Ecologi to help fund climate projects around the world and to plant the equivalent of 50 trees a month.

LEaF Translations – a proud member of Visit York

Here at LEaF Translations, we are very proud to be based in York – a stunning city famous for its Roman walls, medieval streets, Viking connections and its hugely impressive cathedral, York Minster.

We are extremely passionate about our hometown – so passionate, in fact, that we are on a mission to help some fabulous local businesses reach out to new international markets. In short, we want York’s great hotels to be fully booked and for York’s other businesses to enjoy a roaring trade with non-English speakers.

We are a proud member of Visit York and offer special discounts to other members. Please email hello@leaftranslations.com for more information.

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People search Google in their native language.
Does your website show up?

Aside from making a good impression to potential customers and helping them to enjoy their stay or their visit to the full, there is another key reason to have your website translated: international SEO.

When we search online, we search in English. As such, the websites that Google displays in the search results are also in English. But what about when a German tourist looks for accommodation in York online? You’ve guessed it, they will search in German. If you have not translated your website, it will not contain the German word for accommodation – “Unterkunft” – and your website won’t show up. Google will present them with a list of websites containing their German search term – in other words, a list of websites that have been translated into German. Simply put, if you want to attract French or German or Spanish tourists, you need a French, German or Spanish website.

And Google search results are not the only factor to consider here: studies show that people pay more attention to websites and materials that are written in their native language when abroad. Only around 50% of those surveyed pay the same amount of attention if the information is written in another language. So, if you want to make an impression on your international guests, providing information in their language should be one of your key priorities.

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Dedicated translations for the travel & tourism sector

As a small, agile translation company, we’re proud to offer translation services for a range of documents and materials, including:

  • translations of newsletters, emails and digital marketing materials
  • translations of websites, blogs and news articles
  • translations of brochures and leaflets
  • translations of travel guides
  • translations for museums and tourist attractions

Of course, this list is not exhaustive – if you are in need of translations for other types of materials or documents, just give us a shout and we will let you know how we can help.

VILLINO German English website translation

Case study: website translation for the boutique VILLINO hotel

In 2020, we worked together with the Berlin-based advertising agency Männer & Müller to provide a full website translation for the VILLINO – a stunning boutique hotel, complete with Michelin-star restaurant, set high above Lake Constance. While Männer & Müller focused on the website redesign, we focused on our area of expertise: German to English translations.

The result: a fantastic new English-language website showcasing the very best side of the VILLINO and making it look simply irresistible to English-speaking tourists – so irresistible in fact, we are desperate to go there ourselves!

Would definitely recommend: LEaF are fast, friendly and proactive!

Mona Breulmann, Männer & Müller

LEaF Translations carbon neutral

Why choose LEaF as your translation company

With skilled translators with backgrounds in tourism, we provide personal, intelligent and peerless translations for the tourism industry. In fact, we have worked with several tourist associations across Europe, including the EU-funded Terroir Moselle project and several regional tourism associations in Germany.

Some of our largest projects also include a number of hotels throughout Germany, such as the beautiful hotel Villino near Lake Constance, the Mirabell and Metropol hotels in Munich, and the prestigious Resort Mark Brandenburg.

We are also a lean company and work with businesses of all sizes – as such, our quotes are always competitive and are designed to work with just about any budget. What’s more, LEaF is also a carbon-neutral company and has recently partnered with Ecologi to ensure that no matter what, we’re leaving a positive impact in everything we do.

Do you have a translation project you would like to discuss?