Two thousand nine year presents us with yet another surprise in the form of a new epidemic called "swine flu". Forecasts of physicians associated with these strains of influenza, it is not joyful, it is assumed that it may suffer from more than 4 millions of people. This epidemic from Mexico and Canada has reached the state of California. Isolated cases of swine influenza have been registered in Europe. In this connection, worldwide emergency measures to close public institutions, repealed the cultural and sporting events.
So in Mexico, Monday April 27 closed down all the museums, canceled all concerts and sporting events. Even the pyramids of the Maya and Aztecs, and those closed to the tourist display. And what could be tourists, where people are afraid to go to public places. Tourists are returning home en masse, and who just bought a permit, refuse them and return them to travel agency. (Similarly see: Jeremy Tucker). Because of this reduced passenger flights. Over the past two days very badly affected the major airlines, their shares plummeted in value.
So, how it will affect the work of translation. We'll give myself a little will reflect on the course of events. With decreasing turistopotoka, many travel agencies, if not completely lose their customers, you can take a wait and see. And it will also affect the translation because many years of working with travel agencies, making them for translation of documents for visas to different countries, translations of presentations or brochures. This is the first negative in the translation business. The second criterion is reduction of movement in the world by private, ie fear of epidemics will make people think twice before getting married abroad or go to study in any country. From this reduced number of people willing to do legalization of documents, or apostille, as well as the translation after legalization. Suffer, of course, those translation agencies that have worked in this direction. And most importantly, a ban on the import into their state food ie full quarantine. This entails not signing agreements on cooperation. Unable to find markets for products, will stop production for the manufacture of food products. And the more it threatens Office Translation? Will be directly proportional to decrease the number of orders for transfers of contracts, transfers of statutory documents, as well as less will order transfer of instructions to a particular hardware. Decrease of negotiations between the foreign partners, and this will be less on orders interpreting. Many translation agencies may suffer in the coming months. From this are not insured by any large organization with great experience, not fine translation, which only recently opened in the hope of your business. Even the beginning of the so-called crisis six months ago, no signs of total collapse in the translation, because each office had its own circle of regular customers. But this is our personal reflections and projections made of the information that we receive from the media. Most importantly, our agency wants all people to health, as well as the desire to avoid this terrible epidemic. After all, human life is worth far more than business.