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I am looking for some kind way of replying to an email when the other person is saying that he will be traveling and asks for more time to complete something.

It appears that "Have a nice day" could have some negative connotations (https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/57692/what-s-wrong-with-saying-have-a-nice-day), so I am wondering whether saying "Have a nice travel" is a good idea?

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  • I think your question is kind of unclear. Since you say "... the other person is saying that he will be traveling and asks for more time to complete something." So I think you are looking for a phrase that can be used in this situation whether sarcastically or not. – haha Dec 9 '15 at 16:01
  • Is it even correct to say it? – edmz Dec 9 '15 at 18:19
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    You could say, "Travel safely." Or, "I hope you enjoy your travels." Or, "I hope you enjoy your trip." – Baodad Dec 9 '15 at 20:12
  • Have a nice journey. – user13267 Dec 10 '15 at 0:26
  • If you read the answers to the question you linked, I think you'll see essentially unanimous agreement that there's nothing wrong with "Have a nice day". That being said, it's not really applicable when someone's going on a trip that will last more than a day. – DCShannon Dec 10 '15 at 1:04
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'Have a safe journey (or trip)' is one common phrase

Have a safe trip or Have a safe journey
Be careful and assure that your journey is safe. (Said as someone is about to leave for a trip.)

Bill: Well, we're off for London.
Sally: Have a safe trip!

Bill: You're driving all the way to San Francisco?
Bob: Yes, indeed.
Bill: Well, have a safe trip.

www.thefreedictionary.com

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How about, "have a nice trip"?

It sounds more natural, as a native English speaker.

  • I prefer having a nice trip to having a safe trip, myself. – DCShannon Dec 10 '15 at 1:05
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You can use "Have a safe journey" or "Have a nice trip"

"Bon voyage" is also a great phrase to use. It originated from French.

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I will go with Bon voyage!

interj. Used to express farewell and good wishes to a departing traveler. AHD

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If it is a business trip, which sounds likely in the case given, I prefer "Have a safe trip" or "Safe travels".

If its is a holiday/vacation, I go with "Enjoy your trip" or "Enjoy your holiday".

If it is a business trip and I know the person really well then I might also use "Enjoy your holiday" in a jocular sense.

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