2014.08.06【英译中】天灾人祸反而促进了旅游(1)

发表于:2014-08-06 20:19 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

For all the natural and man-made disasters of the past year, travelers seem more determined than ever to leave home.

 尽管去年发生了种种天灾人祸,但人们离家旅行的决心似乎更强烈了。

Never mind the tsunami devastation in Asia last December, the recent earthquake in Kashmir or the suicide bombings this year in London and Bali, among other places on or off the tourist trail. The number of leisure travelers visiting tourist destinations hit by trouble has in some cases bounced back to a level higher than before disaster struck.

不管是去年十二月亚洲的海啸灾难,最近克什米尔的的地震或今年伦敦和巴厘岛的自杀式爆炸事件,还是发生在其他旅游景点附近的灾难,人们统统不在意。前往受灾旅游景点的游客数量有时候反而变得比灾害发生前还要高。

“This new fast recovery of tourism we are observing is kind of strange,” said John Koldowski, director for the Strategic Intelligence Center of the Bangkok-based Pacific Asia Travel Association. “It makes you think about the adage that any publicity is good publicity.”

“我们观察到旅游业复苏得十分快速,这很新鲜,也很奇怪,”总部设于曼谷的太平洋旅游协会战略情报中心负责人约翰.可多斯基如是说,“这让你不禁会想,或许任何能把某旅游景点宣传出去的方式都是好的,哪怕是一场灾难。”

 

It is still too soon to compile year-on-year statistics for the disasters of the past 12 months, but travel industry experts say that the broad trends are already clear. Leisure travel is expected to increase by nearly 5 percent this year, according to the World Tourism and Travel Council.

虽然现在还无法确定过去一年内灾害对旅游业的影响与上年同期相比的数据,但旅游业的专家们称大趋势已然明了。世界旅游委员会预计,今年节假日旅游将增长近5%


 

Tourism and travel now seem to bounce back faster and higher each time there is an event of this sort,” said Ufi Ibrahim, vice president of the London-based World Tourism and Travel Council. For London, where suicide bombers killed 56 and wounded 700 on July 8, she said, “It was almost as if people who stayed away after the bomb attack then decided to come back twice.”

总部位于伦敦的世界旅游委员会副主席尤菲.易卜拉欣说道:“每次发生这类灾害后,旅游业就会回升地更快,且达到的水平更高。”比如伦敦,78日的自杀式爆炸致56人死亡,700人受伤,她说“就好像那些在爆炸发生后离开伦敦的人还准备再回来看看。”


 

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