December 5, 2022

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101 – Introducing TMG Translations: Multi-Language Review Response

Join Suite Spot host Ryan Embree and Chief Engineering Officer Jason Lee, as they announce the official launch of TMG OneView multi-language translation! 

With this new function, hoteliers who partner with Journey Media Team will have quick obtain to its model-new abilities this kind of as translating on the internet guest evaluations into numerous languages, responding to testimonials in indigenous languages, and providing your lodge voice and tone for international travelers.

Episode Transcript

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Ryan Embree:
Welcome to Suite Location in which hoteliers check out-in and we check out what’s trending in resort marketing and advertising. I’m your host, Ryan Embree. Hi all people. And welcome to one more episode of the Suite Location. Howdy, Bueno Dias, Bonjour, I assume that is pretty, quite telling for what we are about to talk about in this fascinating episode with me now. Really familiar voice and confront Jason Lee, our TMG Main Technology Officer Jason, welcome again to the Suite Location.

Jason Lee:
All ideal. Many thanks for possessing me back again, Ryan.

Ryan Embree:
Commonly, when we hear Jason, this implies that we have obtained an remarkable new feature to announce and speak about, and that is precisely what we’re performing now. We are introducing for the to start with time at any time TMG translations multi-language function within just our assessment reaction system respond and solve. Jason, this is so interesting. This is possibly one particular of the most enjoyable characteristics we’ve ever launched with this, this option. But generally when you come on right here, there is some type of story, ideal? A ton of the opinions and updates that we do in progress that you and your group do Jason, is based mostly on suggestions that we obtain from hoteliers in authentic time. So I have to inquire, is there some sort of story or cause why this upgrade was essential and why your crew decided to start this now?

Jason Lee:
Yeah, so what’s fascinating about language and language translation is that there is a lot of dependencies and those dependencies are on the house itself, right? The language that they speak, the man or woman who wrote the critique and the language that they communicate, the individual who is reading through the evaluation and the responses on the dwell internet site. So there is all of people features that are out there. And on a great deal of the live web pages like TripAdvisor and Google, you can essentially find language and only see assessments in your language. So you could just browse if you were from France and you just preferred to see French evaluations about a assets, you could in fact see that. So getting equipped to credibly translate opinions, create responses and make it all stop to end was definitely important. And so we had factors of that currently carried out, but to make it certainly finish to conclusion exactly where I select up the evaluation in the foreign language, I know the qualities desire of language to be translated into. I know their choice for the real review response. So I know that they want it to be possibly indigenous or I know that they want to have it responded to probably in English, if that is what their preference was. So let us say it is a state of affairs like this. The home is an English speaking residence. We get a Spanish speaking evaluate. Their reaction desire is critique indigenous indicating respond in the language that the evaluation is penned in. Now we reply to that evaluation. Aspect of our evaluation reaction process is that the lodge also picks up that reaction and can approve it and edit it. So we also required a way for the lodge to be ready to edit in the language of the evaluate. So that is what I’m chatting about. Close to end. We decide on up the critique, we react to it in the language desire that the property has. And then we make it possible for the home also to edit that response in that similar desire. And then we publish it.

Ryan Embree:
Yeah. And, that’s so important. I mean, you feel about the last couple a long time we had the international traveler all but disappeared listed here in the United States. And lastly, I believe, consider it was late previous yr when the international journey genuinely opened again up, due to the fact you believe men and women were seeking for a level of comfort and ease right before they were being producing these kinds of a massive excursion, suitable. Even to an additional nation. So if you start off to see testimonials published in your own language, even responded in your very own language, which is heading to give you a feeling of comfort that was not there and could motivate you could be that tipping position to really make that vacation. And when we talk about assessment response, it is so vital to make that link to your guests. So I assume that genuine earth problem that you just gave us of a Spanish speaking guest, leaving that review in their very own language. And then if they ended up to see that response in, in one more language, that link is skipped there. It is not just skipped for the attendees, which we know is so vital with evaluation response, but it is also skipped for the potential traveler that is examining individuals responses that we’ve recognized around the past few several years have been so critical, creating those connections and communicating with company. So, you know, I know you variety of walked via sort of a authentic entire world situation there as we talked about. Why do you believe it’s so crucial for friends to see these critiques and evaluation responses in their very own language?

Jason Lee:
You know, I feel it comes down to no matter whether, a person from one more nation feels welcome at your home and you know, will they experience welcome? Will they be, will they have a good experience? You know? And often there is a degree of insecurity with selected guests that might experience like, hey, probably this house is not gonna, you know, accommodate me. You do not know why a visitor will decide on a house around another house. Occasionally, you know, there is all of all those aspects, but you add to that indigenous review responses in the language that they discuss. And I believe you have a superior shot at grabbing those company. And, and like you stated, not to point out the actual guests who wrote the evaluation, like giving them again, you know, that validation, you know, via composing back again in their personal language is these kinds of an crucial position to be. I consider as a property is demonstrating hospitality, you know, where I consider occasionally we get into these and this is where by I experience like Travel Media Team truly stands out is that we don’t perspective these things as just straightforward transaction. I think in some cases you can get, get into this method of like, perfectly, I have gotta answer to all my critiques. I have gotta reply to all my surveys and I have this just significant list of transactions I have to make. So I’m gonna rapidly knock these matters out, get it off my plate and get back to undertaking other items. And where we actually glow is in digging into these places and generating confident these responses are meaningful to the visitors who wrote them. They’re significant to the visitor who is probably looking through them, who was making a decision to remain at your property. So all of these issues occur jointly and which is why we did not type of rush this element of translation. We could effortlessly have just like translated the overview, supplied the translation back again to the hotel and, and just type of remaining it at that. But we wanted to make certain that the working experience for the lodge was as significant so that they could truly, they can also study it, translate the evaluate, translate the reaction that we wrote and then also put their possess input in.

Ryan Embree:
Perfectly, I think it also you’d be amazed how many of these multi-language evaluations these motels are actually acquiring. We get a whole lot of requests from resorts all the time asking, do you react in this language? Simply because we have a whole lot of global tourists that depart us evaluations there. So that was, I consider a different bit of insight that we came across was the want out there for this function, which seriously I would say is a substantial gap appropriate now. So getting able to present this, which is why it is this kind of a massive, huge characteristic and launch for us at Travel Media Group. I wanna change gears a little bit. I know we have talked about this prior to on the podcast, but I wanna discuss about the big difference between language and voice. And I imagine this is a little something exactly where you described it right before, there’s a, the TMG variation, the answer and resolve difference in between maybe this critique response solution and other people out there. This is where by reply and resolve seriously separates by itself. Could you communicate about the big difference there between language and lodge voice?

Jason Lee:
Yeah, so clearly language is, is language. Language is a mode of interaction in between men and women, correct? But the voice of the lodge is actually the intention at the rear of that language. So it is the intention of each individual response. So how I want to respond to an problem and I may not want to apologize for every little thing. I may possibly wanna clarify the situation at the home, you know, so understanding that voice is a massive element of what Journey Media Team does. So it’s about aiding the hotel type of craft all those points. And if you do not know your voice, if you’re like listening to this at a property and you are like, yeah, which is a excellent concern. I really do not even know. like what? Like perhaps, maybe you can’t articulate it, but it, it has been a element of what you have been creating. We have this like truly great way of receiving this data alongside the highway. So as you begin with us, we check with you a good deal of questions to type of get that ball rolling. But as we react to assessments, you have this option to weigh in on these responses. And we consider a glimpse at that. So as you get started to like modify the responses, we start out to modify the note and make certain that we hit your voice so that it appears like you. And so that, it’s a way, way that you would make clear some thing and we can also assist you type of craft some of these items as perfectly, mainly because it’s not just all about like thanking and apologizing. And I feel that’s the, the mode we get into thanking and apologizing thanking and apologizing. Whereas there, this is a great option to notify the visitor who has, who has created the, this assessment and also for foreseeable future attendees, environment anticipations and aiding them fully grasp what kind of practical experience they could have with you.

Ryan Embree:
Yeah. And I believe there is language within voice. Which is also quite essential as well. And the example that I normally give is in English would be, Hey as opposed to hi there, suitable? That is the a greeting, but those people two points are very unique if you’re coming to the front desk, and you’re educating your front desk people to generally deal with, superior afternoon, howdy, how are you? or it is just, hey, you know, we’re a lot more of a laid again lodge. You know, we, we have got additional leisure guests coming in. You know, we wanna produce a unforgettable practical experience. We want to link with our friends from the pretty beginning. That may well be a minimal bit far more laid again. So which is also created in this translation is what, since there’s that language inside of of voice too. And a large amount of situations resorts organically will find their voice when doing work with respond and take care of, because they’ll begin to create and give us edits to say, you know, you fellas framed it this way. And you know, let’s, let’s it’s possible appear at it by way of this lens. You are apologizing compared to not apologizing good illustration there. So a great deal of the instances our hoteliers stop up finding their own voice and what they’re trying to place out the message, due to the fact a person of the biggest things, that faults that a hotelier can make is if you are sounding inauthentic on-line and they come to the home and they are acquiring a entire other knowledge or voice that does not match up anticipations, and you are truly producing by yourself susceptible there for destructive assessments. So I believe that is a tremendous, tremendous critical piece to all of this. So wanting forward with TMG translations, when you, when you very first make clear it, it may possibly just seem all this is multi-language purpose, but there’s so substantially that goes into it. What type of choices does this open up for hotels that could be employing TMG translations?

Jason Lee:
Yeah, I indicate, so now inside of of our platform, we’re making use of, you know, an, a pure language processor to method language for sentiment, and also for translation, kind of utilizing that to like detect language and so forth. So that language detection element of it, the factor that that’s kind of a critical that opens issues up to a lot more organic and more first kind of responses from indigenous talking writers. So this also, this opens up the possibility for us to deliver in precise native talking writers in these distinctive languages, as a substitute of obtaining a translation of a reaction, we’re composing it natively, but what is neat about some thing like that once again, is that I could be choosing that up and creating it natively, but you however may well want to go through it in English. Appropriate. So possessing all those pieces together, and which is why we built it this way, we created it truly for this growth and definitely, due to the fact you feel about, and we now services, houses internationally, you know, we’re on the lookout to broaden that and improve exterior of in which we’re at and language is definitely the only barrier. Again, I type of go back again to that factor the place I do truly feel like it’s a job vital space since in, if you’re at a lodge, this is a person of mini responsibilities that you have, and it could be your minimum favourite one particular of these jobs, but it is a crucial piece of it. And so we wanna decide on that up and we wanna be the ideal possible partner for you on that piece. So getting able to help you and then getting ready to sharpen that help, it’s like, I start off with this piece and then we just make it far better and much better and better.

Ryan Embree:
Yeah, unquestionably. And anything at all that is gonna yet again, make you a lot more welcoming, to international travelers give you that competitive edge correct now that we know cuz international vacation is only likely to choose up. These testimonials that are coming in, which is only heading one particular way. Men and women are leaving far more and more responses online. We just dwell in a worldwide environment. I suggest, even some of the hotel listeners, that was one particular of the coolest insights that we observed when doing a little bit a lot more study on hitting a hundred episodes was how a lot of hoteliers internationally that we have listening to this podcast. So it’s, it’s definitely, definitely excellent to hear. This is these a neat innovation. I’m so satisfied to have you share it with us. Any ultimate views, on today’s episode, Jason?

Jason Lee:
The one ultimate assumed that I’d have is that what we test to do? And I feel I have mentioned this, you know, perhaps I’m repeating myself on this, but what we consider to do at Travel Media Team and specially on the technological know-how facet is we consider to develop these incredibly easy interfaces that, that do complicated things. And no matter if it is assessment reaction or its social media generation or it is internet site things, or it is reputation, straight status administration, all of the factors that we check out to do in every single element of all those things is to help a hotel to consider these like very important responsibilities that could slow you down, could way down a single member of your crew. It could be your DOS who could be out offering or your AGM who could be inspecting rooms. It could be a single of these folks who are like caught doing details entry, appropriate? And so we’re that’s, that is actually our motivation. Our motivation on the technologies facet is to proceed building this a lot easier and much more available to qualities out there all over.

Ryan Embree:
Properly, time is so treasured for the hotel business. I’m confident our listeners are aware of that. So even just points that give you even an hour back again or a pair hours back again a 7 days, that tends to make a major big difference. You know, obtaining that experience time in entrance of your company. These are some of the items that we’re hearing from hoteliers. You have allowed me now to get at the rear of my pc in my front foyer, conversing to visitors about the expertise. These are the type of time preserving and value saving positive aspects that we’re listening to from from hoteliers. And this piece of comments about multi-language testimonials was just one that was read and your group, Jason, your solution progress team did a great work of answering the bell there. So thank you so much, Jason, for jumping on the Suite Spot. A totally unbelievable episode. Thank you all for listening. And we will speak to you up coming time on the Suite Spot. To join our loyalty application. Be guaranteed to subscribe and give us a 5 star rating on iTunes. Suite Location is produced by Travel Media Team. Our editor is Brandon Bell with go over artwork by Bary Gordon. I’m your host, Ryan Embree and we hope you relished your keep.