Wikivoyage in beta

By Andrew Hudson Published: November 10, 2012 Updated: August 8, 2016

Wikivoyage — a new travel site by Wikipedia — has gone live as a beta.

Here’s some text from, appropriately, Wikipedia.

Wikivoyage is the amazing travel guide anyone can edit. Wikivoyage launched on WMF servers November 10, 2012 bringing together the former Wikitravel community (in several languages), who grew tired of their commercial hosts, and 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!We are in beta—to be emailed when images are in place and we are ready for publicizing, sign here.”

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is an American non-profit charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States of America. It operates several online collaborative wiki projects including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikimedia Commons, Wikispecies, Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikivoyage, Wikimedia Incubator, Meta-Wiki.

Wikitravel is a web-based collaborative travel guide project, based upon the wiki model, launched by Evan Prodromou and Michele Ann Jenkins in 2003. In 2006, Internet Brands bought the trademark and servers and later introduced advertising to the website. This move met opposition from users, with many German and Italian editors leaving for a newly-established wiki, Wikivoyage.

Sources: Wikimedia.

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