How have language or cultural barriers impacted your business or leisure travel experiences?

As an avid traveler, language barriers have impacted me in both a business and leisure context. 

In leisure travel, my inability to communicate in the native language precluded me from truly experiencing a country and culture to its fullest and in one case, I received inadequate medical attention at a time of need (check out this video). 

In a business context, I’ve missed business development opportunities and had challenges offering the best service to my customers. This is exactly why I founded VerbalizeIt.

In a world in which we increasingly engage with a global customer-base and diverse cultures, I’d love to learn how language barriers have impacted you and how you plan to navigate them in the future. Join the conversation on LinkedIn.

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