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Limitless Travel
Easily unlock new places and experience...

Booking.com and ili, the world’s fastest offline translation device designed for travelling, have come together in a collaboration to empower travellers to break down language barriers on vacation, helping them with simple interactions, even when completely off the grid.

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Travel broadens the horizons. We travel because we want something different; we travel miles physically because we want to journey emotionally. We want to see new things, feel new things, and try new things.

As the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, Booking.com believes in limitless travel. Travel that fulfils all dreams, explores all experiences, walks all paths, and tries all tastes and textures. Limitless travel means coming back from a trip fulfilled, having missed out on nothing, with no regrets.

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However, research with 20,500 global travellers found that a significant two thirds (63%) of today’s travellers don’t believe they are making the most of their travel opportunities and one in five (20%) have never felt ‘limitless’ while on vacation. Travellers are held back by easy to overcome trepidations such as a language barrier.

With its website, mobile apps and customer support available in 43 languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Booking.com already helps connect people who speak different languages and bridges geographies seamlessly. We hope this further supports people to make the most of their travel experiences.

Nothing should hold us back from trying something different, from exploring off the beaten track and from having a conversation with someone new. Booking.com and ili are passionate about helping travellers confidently and easily unlock new places and experiences.

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How it works

Ili is the world’s fastest offline translation device. The one-way translation device it is designed to help travellers translate simple phases while on the go. Unlike mobile translation apps, ili doesn't require internet connection, is easy to use and can translate words in up to 0.2 seconds. Simply push a button and within seconds you can start using ili to translate your words, with the output speaker facing towards the person you’re talking to, making it easy for them to hear.

As light as a passport, the ili device only weighs 42 grams and the ergonomic design with rounded corners fits comfortably and naturally in your hand. It also comes with a strap that allows you to keep it around your neck wherever you go.

About ili

ili allows users to create on-the-fly translation, with no need for an internet connection. Available in the US, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, the device can enrich communication in travel situations such as asking for directions, ordering food in restaurants, going shopping, and seeking recommendations from locals.

Developed by Logbar, a Japanese startup, ili has already been used by over 50,000 travelers around the world.

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