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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.

Gallery Voyager[Enter]

Matterhorn. sv en fr ru uk
Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay. en
Jura (Kanton). de
Berlin. es de en fr nl pt ru uk zh


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

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.)

Lounge

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

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

Mailing list

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

Currently going on

Languages

There are currently 22 language versions of Wikivoyage:

Creation

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
22 2020-08-27 Japanese ja

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.

Statistics

  • Statistics at 12:02, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 30117 153708 4093536 48 2242458 410 1594
2 German Deutsch de 19004 90054 1334133 14 41235 142 698
3 Polish Polski pl 10842 13152 105905 2 10141 28 0
4 Italian Italiano it 9367 35116 674085 6 26279 49 0
5 Persian فارسی fa 8574 26651 112256 2 12429 22 24
6 French Français fr 7828 23471 481715 7 41861 67 56
7 Russian Русский ru 6231 26676 403663 5 30159 103 10403
8 Chinese 中文 zh 5057 22286 162579 6 13089 21 138
9 Dutch Nederlands nl 3716 11756 136549 7 11563 21 0
10 Portuguese Português pt 3648 7852 130056 3 12196 17 0
11 Spanish Español es 2638 9926 165378 2 21239 40 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2292 14975 235206 2 8415 23 122
13 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1860 57377 95772 1 6949 9 0
14 Finnish Suomi fi 1787 3896 55472 1 2343 12 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1524 10512 84660 3 8413 15 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1420 2724 25014 2 3932 12 1
17 Ukrainian Українська uk 907 2744 27226 2 4954 10 5
18 Romanian Română ro 906 2633 20647 1 2573 9 1
19 Bengali বাংলা bn 852 2088 17289 1 1768 16 0
20 Pashto پښتو ps 315 878 6633 1 499 6 0
21 Japanese 日本語 ja 173 1453 12208 3 583 20 0
22 Hindi हिन्दी hi 104 485 6356 1 1411 5 0

Grand Total

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
119,162 520,413 8,386,338 120 2,504,489 13,042

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.

Wikivoyage Association

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?

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.

Category

Subpages

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

Proposal

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.