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Is It Time We Made Travel Risk Management Sexy?

Travel Risk Management: it’s not the sexiest of topics. When we talk business travel, the online conversation turns to what to pack, which airline to fly with, or how to get yourself an upgrade. In other words, it turns to one thing: the traveller. But what about when...

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Why We Let our Marketing Manager Travel the World

I know what you’re thinking. Why would a startup, already tight on resources, pay for one of its employees to swan around the world? What’s the catch here? Have I missed something? There is no catch. You haven’t missed anything; yet. Who’s idea was it? About 3 months...

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Win a £100 Norwegian flight voucher with whym

Over the past few months we’ve been working hard to improve our translation for travel app for you, and it’s finally arrived! To celebrate the launch of whym version 2.0 in the App Store, we want to give all you travellers out there a chance to do what you do best:...

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We’re releasing whym version 2.0 in the App Store next week!

We’ve been working really hard over the last few months to improve the whym app for our users. We asked many of you for your feedback when we released our first version of the app back in 2015; and we’ve listened. We’re very proud to announce that by next week, whym...

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The Many Faults of Machine Translation

The rise of technology may have made the world easier to navigate, brought it closer together and created the world as we know it today, but there’s one area where technology falls short – and that is translation. Keep reading to discover some of the best fails when it comes to Google translate.

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Top travel bloggers name whym as their must-have travel app

If you're interested in making living in another language easier, be sure to give the whym app a try. whym is taking translation apps to the next level. It’s been a busy couple of months for whym and, boy, have we created a stir! whym was developed with the travel...

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Who are the whym interpreters?

You may be wondering: who are the people at the end of the phone? who picks up my calls day and night wherever I am and helps me out of any tricky situation? If so, read on…

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A chat with the whym team

From trekking Patagonia and watching elephants in Kenya, to (almost) getting arrested in Belgrade and Italy find out what the whym team love, and hope to forget, about travel in their own words.

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10 Tips for doing business in the Middle East

The Middle East is becoming exceptionally wealthy thanks to oil and natural resources, finance and tourism. Every nation has its own identity and cultural practices but there are some fundamental traditions that are common throughout. These simple tips will help ensure that if you are doing business in the Middle East, you will be respecting their traditions and culture.

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How does whym actually work?

It’s magic! No, really, it is. As we launch our translation app into the world, more and more people are asking: but how does the app actually work?

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Win flights for a weekend city break with whym

Fancy bagging yourself two FREE return flights to a European city of your choice? We’ve hand-picked 4 cities - Milan, Berlin, Barcelona and Warsaw - inspired by some of the languages that we offer on our live interpreter app. All you have to do to be in with a chance...

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How many people actually speak English?

On a map of the world, native English speakers seem relatively far spread. From America on the ‘left’, to Britain in the ‘middle’ and Australia and New Zealand on the ‘right’. However there’s a whole plethora of countries in between that speak one of the other 6,500 languages that are currently spoken in the world today.

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Business etiquette around the world

Creating a good impression of yourself and your business is key when trying to develop new supply chains, business contacts or negotiate a deal. Business etiquette is a difficult to understand on an international level, but there are a few things you can easily remember that will help ensure you make a good impression when on a foreign business trip.

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Untranslatable words

Language is a uniquely captivating subject, with vast differences in languages, dialect and accents. sometimes, there are just some words that are untranslatable to the English language. Keep reading to discover some weird and wonderful words that can only be explained in long sentences in the English language.

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The iPhone app that gives you peace of mind this summer

With the summer holiday season in fast approaching, many of you will be getting ready to jet off on an adventure. Here at whym, we want to make sure that the risks of traveling to a foreign country are the last thing on your mind. To celebrate the start of summer, we’re offering iPhone users an extra special offer.

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