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Project logo: a red, green and blue arrows pointing different directions, similar to compass

Wikivoyage is the travel guide anyone can edit. After a period of beta starting 10 November 2012, we formally launched on Wikimedia Foundation servers on 15 January 2013.

Wikivoyage brings 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. We look forward to continuing 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.)


LoungeEdit

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

Mailing listEdit

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

Currently going onEdit

Monthly reports from the various language versions can be found on the Summit page.

LanguagesEdit

There are currently 21 language versions of Wikivoyage:

CreationEdit

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

Date Language Code
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

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.

StatisticsEdit

  • Statistics at 00:00, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 29958 152661 4047134 47 2237496 536 1576
2 German Deutsch de 18824 88644 1308962 14 40309 140 691
3 Polish Polski pl 10261 12557 104325 2 9689 28 0
4 Italian Italiano it 9016 34210 655077 6 25663 68 0
5 Persian فارسی fa 8561 26333 111164 2 12168 22 23
6 French Français fr 7780 23322 473602 6 41011 53 54
7 Russian Русский ru 6146 26239 383046 5 29060 74 10282
8 Chinese 中文 zh 5039 22139 159408 6 12827 39 126
9 Dutch Nederlands nl 3706 11725 136017 7 11266 16 0
10 Portuguese Português pt 3647 7831 129888 3 11838 12 0
11 Spanish Español es 2608 9774 162317 2 20646 53 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2274 14685 231697 2 8256 20 120
13 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1850 57359 95594 1 6669 14 0
14 Finnish Suomi fi 1782 3882 55342 1 2295 11 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1523 10495 84310 3 8103 6 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1417 2723 24852 2 3843 9 1
17 Romanian Română ro 907 2631 20613 1 2538 6 1
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 905 2732 26944 2 4860 8 5
19 Bengali বাংলা bn 830 2028 16764 2 1645 9 0
20 Pashto پښتو ps 315 877 6606 1 476 4 0
21 Hindi हिन्दी hi 104 484 6327 1 1364 4 0

Grand TotalEdit

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
117,453 513,331 8,239,989 116 2,492,022 12,879


Listings Wikidata integrationEdit

  • 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.

Wikivoyage AssociationEdit

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

How do I learn more?Edit

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.

CategoryEdit


SubpagesEdit

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

ProposalEdit

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

ChallengesEdit

  • 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.
  • Copy editing is relatively poor across the project, due to a high number of contributors writing in a language other than their native one.