Escort interpreters are most commonly used for delegation trips and visits. They accompany and/or travel with clients to events such as trade shows, guided tours, cultural events, dinners or city tours. In addition to assisting with language they can help in understanding cultural aspects. Depending on the situation and size of the group, either a portable interpretation system is used or the conversations and discussions are interpreted consecutively.
Escort interpreting assignments can involve several days of intensive interaction with the client. The advantage is a more in-depth understanding of the needs and interests of the delegation. In addition, escort interpreters often assist with some of the challenges that can arise in the course of the trip in dealings with hotels, restaurants, transport agencies etc.