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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 12:00, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 29898 152231 4019961 46 2235924 457 1572
2 German Deutsch de 18786 88276 1301495 14 40058 135 691
3 Polish Polski pl 10083 12378 103782 2 9622 25 0
4 Italian Italiano it 8998 34106 649775 6 25545 67 0
5 Persian فارسی fa 8628 26324 110815 2 12096 32 23
6 French Français fr 7770 23283 472394 6 40748 59 54
7 Russian Русский ru 6135 26181 377689 5 28958 109 10263
8 Chinese 中文 zh 5036 22009 158652 6 12760 44 125
9 Dutch Nederlands nl 3706 11724 135973 7 11206 18 0
10 Portuguese Português pt 3645 7828 129811 4 11781 19 0
11 Spanish Español es 2577 9700 161092 2 20489 60 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2273 14677 230976 2 8214 20 120
13 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1848 56998 95168 1 6624 18 0
14 Finnish Suomi fi 1782 3878 55220 1 2275 9 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1523 10495 84248 3 8059 9 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1417 2722 24779 1 3820 12 1
17 Romanian Română ro 905 2628 20553 1 2524 9 1
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 905 2732 26930 2 4837 14 5
19 Bengali বাংলা bn 798 1994 16388 2 1610 17 0
20 Pashto پښتو ps 315 878 6605 1 469 3 0
21 Hindi हिन्दी hi 104 483 6317 1 1344 4 0

Grand TotalEdit

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
117,132 511,525 8,188,623 115 2,488,963 12,855


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.