Travel phrases

Well, once again, summer is inevitably coming and for most people, it means setting out to travel after two long years of pandemic halt.

Some travelers will choose domestic destinations, just changing the scenery but others will explore other countries and cultures and travel abroad. 

Those who are fluent in English will not think too much about obstacles a foreign language can impose on a traveler’s self-confidence and enjoyment in their holiday.

No doubt it could be scary just imagining what can happen if you get yourself in a situation where you can’t express yourself clearly, even regarding common things, like shopping, ordering food, etc. Even if you aren’t going to vacation in an English-speaking country, you probably already know that English is the language of tourism and everywhere you go, it is a must to know it.

If you don’t speak it well or want to brush up on the most useful and most common travel/tourism phrases we have gathered a list that will make your life easier and give you one less thing to worry about during your relaxing getaway.

Now, it is clear that it is not enough to know ONLY these sentences and phrases because you will find yourself in trouble in the case of an answer or counter-question but it is a good start and a good review sheet before your trip.

Here they are, divided into groups

At the airport

I would like to check in my bags

What time is my flight?

Where is my gate?

Where is the toilet/restroom?

In the plane

May I have something to eat/drink?

Can you help me with this?

May I buy…_

At customs

I am traveling for leisure/business.

I will stay for … days.

I don’t have anything to declare./I have something to declare.

How much is a duty on this item?

At the hotel

I have booked a room in your hotel.

What floor is my room on?

Where is the elevator?

What is the wifi password?

I would like my room cleaned, please.

Do you have a map of the town?

Getting around

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