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Wikivoyage is the multi-lingual travel guide that anyone can edit.

Wikivoyage brought together the former Wikitravel community and content (in several languages), the German language Wikivoyage community, who had forked from Wikitravel in 2006, and the Italian Wikivoyage community, who had forked from Wikitravel in 2007, with the larger free content worldwide Wikimedia movement community. After a period of beta starting 10 November 2012, we formally launched on Wikimedia Foundation servers on 15 January 2013. We continue our always amazing travel guide writing experience with everyone! Thanks for supporting Wikivoyage!

Wikivoyage/Why? (Go ahead, click on that link and write there why we are here and not at Wikitravel. This story needs telling. And this is a wiki.)

Forums

The Lounge is for general discussion of the Wikivoyage project and matters affecting more than one language version.

The Summit page had monthly reports from the various language versions, but has been in abeyance since 2018.

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Join the Wikivoyage-l mailing list discussing technical and community matters by email.

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A new Wikivoyage logo was selected in 2013. Please replace any references to the old one.

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Are any of the activities above actually still current?

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There are 24 language versions of Wikivoyage.

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Languages created before 2013 forked from Wikitravel. Languages created during or after 2013 were approved from the Wikimedia Incubator.

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1 2006-12-10 German de
2 2007-12-10 Italian it
3 2012-09-23 English en
4 2012-09-29 Dutch nl
5 2012-10-03 French fr
6 2012-10-06 Swedish sv
7 2012-10-18 Russian ru
8 2013-01-07 Spanish es
9 Portuguese pt
10 2013-02-06 Polish pl
11 Romanian ro
12 2013-03-21 Hebrew he
13 Ukrainian uk
14 2013-05-17 Greek el
15 2013-08-11 Vietnamese vi
16 2014-01-15 Chinese zh
17 2014-10-02 Persian fa
18 2016-11-30 Finnish fi
19 2017-09-25 Hindi hi
20 2018-06-07 Bangla bn
21 Pashto ps
22 2020-08-27 Japanese ja
23 2020-12-15 Esperanto eo
24 2021-01-19 Turkish tr

New language versions can be started on Wikimedia Incubator. If they grow large enough and develop a strong community there, they will be moved to their own subdomain. See the list of Wikivoyage projects on Incubator.

Note that Alemannic Wikivoyage is created using a custom namespace within Alemannic Wikipedia, see w:als:Buech:Raisefierer.

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  • Statistics at 00:06, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 30407 155668 4179147 48 2250472 529 1618
2 German Deutsch de 19171 92444 1364198 13 42547 116 699
3 Polish Polski pl 11928 14270 110132 2 10805 37 0
4 Italian Italiano it 9754 36275 695813 6 27411 68 0
5 Persian فارسی fa 8599 27071 113360 2 12753 24 24
6 French Français fr 7889 23689 487759 7 42967 40 57
7 Russian Русский ru 6270 26997 428060 5 30661 61 10554
8 Chinese 中文 zh 5065 22466 166807 6 13516 35 150
9 Dutch Nederlands nl 3716 11766 137030 7 12114 21 0
10 Portuguese Português pt 3653 7895 130433 3 12723 16 0
11 Spanish Español es 2745 10470 171030 3 22177 37 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2353 15218 242284 2 8663 15 123
13 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1852 57412 96283 1 7367 21 0
14 Finnish Suomi fi 1787 3901 55695 1 2442 11 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1524 10514 85037 3 8806 8 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1422 2720 25228 2 4078 7 1
17 Ukrainian Українська uk 958 2810 31035 5 5331 56 5
18 Romanian Română ro 908 2643 20765 1 2642 8 1
19 Esperanto Esperanto eo 888 2707 46003 1 349 19 0
20 Bengali বাংলা bn 848 2196 18844 2 1968 12 0
21 Turkish Türkçe tr 337 1274 6421 3 425 14 0
22 Pashto پښتو ps 317 882 6665 1 539 5 0
23 Japanese 日本語 ja 268 1915 18306 2 1074 27 0
24 Hindi हिन्दी hi 104 486 6412 1 1489 5 0

Grand Total

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
122,763 533,689 8,642,747 127 2,523,319 13,232

Listings Wikidata integration

  • English Wikivoyage: 26128 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • French Wikivoyage: 15334 listings with a Wikidata identifier property, 18571 listings with a Wikipedia identifier property
  • Russian Wikivoyage: 4396 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • German Wikivoyage: 3506 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • Spanish Wikivoyage: 205 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • Chinese Wikivoyage: 135 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • Ukrainian: Wikipedia identifier property present in listing template, not counted
  • Greek, Hebrew, Polish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Vietnamese: No Wikidata property

... as of 2018, counted with the Wikivoyage Listings tool.

Wikidata could be used to:

  • Cross-validate listing details,
  • Factorize listing details,
  • Fill missing listing details,
  • Easily add new listings to articles that have too few (what transvoyage does right now),
  • Generate static information pages for languages that have no Wikivoyage yet, such as Hindi or Korean,
  • And many other things, new mashups appear everyday with Wikidata.

While every Wikivoyage has their own preferences on how far to go with Wikidata, having Wikidata identifier properties in listings helps in all cases.

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The Wikivoyage Association used to host the Wikivoyage project. It applied to become a Wikimedia thematic organization and was approved on 3 May 2017. You can apply for membership to support the association and the Wikivoyage project.

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Start with these to find out more about our project:

  • Goals and non-goals: "Wikivoyage is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide."
  • Lounge – Wikivoyage Lounge on Meta
  • Manual of style: Our Manual of style contains a collection of guidelines for giving our articles a good look and feel.
  • Welcome, Wikipedians: This article was written specially for people who are familiar with the free encyclopedia Wikipedia.
  • Wishlist: A roadmap for Wikivoyage's future.
  • Writing style.

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Because Meta is a vast and wild wiki, we maintain our Meta Wikivoyage specific pages as subpages (e.g., Wikivoyage/Somepage). This makes it obvious they are part of our project and makes it easy to find and update them. All our pages are in English with the exception that translations, when desired, may be created as language code subpages of the respective English page (e.g., in German: Wikivoyage/Somepage/de).

Expand the collapsable box below to see all Wikivoyage subpages. Alternatively, see the equivalent special page.

Subpages of Wikivoyage on Meta

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The travel guide project proposal, formerly on this page, is archived in Wikivoyage/Archive/2012-11-16 and its talk page.

Challenges

  • Copy editing is relatively poor across the project, due to a high number of contributors writing in a language other than their native one.
  • As of 2020, Wikitravel remains a strong competitor to Wikivoyage (at least in English). Although its article quality is nearly uniformly inferior as a result of having almost no community of experienced editors, Wikitravel articles tend to outrank Wikivoyage articles in search results, reducing readership and garnering contributions from casual editors unaware of Wikivoyage.