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Wikitravel: Free Worldwide Travel Guides

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Wikitravel is a free resource using wiki technology to provide a world-travel guide. Operating under the assumption that travelers can provide first-hand information about their trips in a more timely and reliable fashion than travel books, Wikitravel offers over 15,000 destination guides and other articles in English, with additional articles in 16 other languages.

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Licensing

Because travel information is so often utilized away from computers, Wikitravel articles has an emphasis on presentation that allows them to be easily presented in other formats, particularly in print. As such, Wikitravel's content is provided free of charge under the Creative Commons by-attribution, share-alike license.

Guides and Structure

Travel guides on Wikitravel include destination guides and itineraries, with articles containing not only information about the city or region it's describing, but also helpful tidbits on traveling to and from the location, getting around, what to see and do, and places to stay or eat, all contributed by other travelers and their experiences.

Because of their contents, Wikitravel tends to be more highly structured than a variety of other wikis, with an internal Manual of Style with information on structure as well as how to format and write articles.

History

Founded in 2003 by Evan Prodromou and Maj Jenkins-Prodromou, Wikitravel was acquired along with World66.com -- another travel wiki -- by Internet Brands in April of 2006. Internet Brands specializes in consumer information websites including CarsDirect.com, Autos.com, Loan.com, WikiCars.org, and DoItYourself.com. After the acquisition, it was announced that Internet Brands planned on continuing Wikitravel's focus on collaborative, objective travel guides, while World66.com would begin to focus more and more on personal experiences and reviews. Both Evan and Maj remained with Wikitravel after the acquisition

On May 1, 2007, Wikitravel was honored with the prestigious Webby Award for Best Travel Website.

See also Wikitravel's Milestones page.

Languages

Wikitravel is available in 17 different languages, click on a link to go directly to the Wikitravel page for that language:

Other Language-related Resources on Wikitravel

  • Wikitravel Shared -- Image depository for all Wikitravel language versions, and the community collaborating place for cross-wiki discussions and issues.
  • Phrasebooks -- Wikitravel also includes phrasebooks for various locations, allowing for various dialect and derivations of language based on region.

Wikitravel in the News

Address

1481 rue Rachel E
Montreal QC H2J 2K3 Canada

Contact

Evan Prodromou and Michele Jenkins-Prodromou
+1 514 525 0620
3102451 Nova Scotia Company
+1 514 525 0620, Fax: +1 514 525 0620

Community Reviews

The best travel resource on the web!

It'a a wiki, so everyone collaborates -- truly the wisdom of crowds.

A great, independent travel guide

Lots of information there, even has an article on space flights.


WikiTravel still the best.

Especially their coverage of Ireland and Dublin and remains my favorite travel website on the internet today.

Discussion

Featured Page Nomination

WikiTravel.org was formerly nominated to be a featured wiki page. After a few months of discussion (see below), there still needs to be work done on the page. If you plan to work on this page and re-nominate it to be featured, please do the following:

  1. Copy {{:WikiTravel.org/FeatureDiscussion}} and add it to the relevant section on Under Discussion page in alphabetical order.
  2. Edit this page and replace {{FeatureMeOld}} with {{FeatureMeCurrent}} in the discussion section.
  • First nominated on 1-March-2007.
  • Thanks for nominating the page. We're trying to Feature pages that are good examples of a full wiki pages, beyond just featuring good websites. This is a great page/organization to keep on our radar, but the article itself needs work. Suggestions for edits might include:
    • A fuller explanation about Wikitravel.
    • Testimonials
    • Pictures/logo
These are just my thoughts. I know we've got some major Wikitravel enthusiasts in our community, let's start building this page into a flagship example of how cool an AboutUs article can look! --TakKendrick
agree! - Ray
  • Taken off nomination on 4-June-2007. It's been a few months with no comments and the page hasn't really been updated. Feel free to make a few changes and re-nominate. It's a shame, because we all love Wikitravel.org on staff here, and I'd love to feature this if just a little more love could be put into this WikiPage. -- TakKendrick
  • I re-worked the text here, adding in a bunch of information from a variety of sources as previously the text here was largely pulled directly from the About info on the page. Would still like to invite people from the Wikitravel community to add their insights to this article. -- TakKendrick 02:06, 25 June 2007 (PDT)
  • After the update and in correspondence with their anniversary tomorrow, we featured Wikitravel.org today. -- TakKendrick | Talk 17:47, 23 July 2007 (PDT)

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External Links

  • Alexa: Wikitravel.org
  • Austria Travel: [1]
  • 5 Reasons Wiki Travel Guides are Better than Guidebooks: [2]


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