There are plenty of people flocking abroad for business and for pleasure, and language can be the biggest barrier, and it can have a detrimental affect on your holiday, especially if you’re relying on the locals to speak English.
It can be seen as ignorant to go to another country and expect them to speak your language, however, it happens a lot and it can be beneficial to have your own control. To fully be able to overcome language barriers a translation briefing is required. It’s a way of learning basic but vital aspects of a different language (of the country you’re visiting).
A briefing can overcome language barriers by helping you get the basic right. You can then communicate with non-English speaking people in cases of emergency and just to be more polite. Ordering at a restaurant, seeking medical help and finding directions are important in terms of travelling and by learning the fundamentals you can have a much more enjoyable trip.