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Do you think "When it comes to" is a formal or informal expression?
I want to use this in the TOEFL writing paper.

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Informal. Use this.

Concerning ...
With regards to..
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I want to say : People tend to make subjective decisions when it comes to traveling. How do you use "with regards to" for conveying this meaning? –  asghar Apr 12 at 18:25
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Maybe try about. –  bib Apr 12 at 18:27
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With regards to travelling, people tend to make subjective decisions. –  Jeroen Apr 12 at 18:27
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Bib's 'about' is the least marked way to state this. 'When it comes to' is semantically equivalent, but has a varying degree of pragmatic flavour. It can be used as a topic-change marker (Although many people look at the hotel reviews before booking, when it comes to travelling, people tend to make subjective decisions.), or a 'crescendo-marker' (Many people say they are in favour of greener forms of energy, but when it comes to having to pay bills twice as big as before, ...). –  Edwin Ashworth Apr 12 at 21:20

Aside from "with regard to," consider "with respect to."

People tend to make subjective decisions with respect to traveling.

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