Wikitravel:Awards and mentions
If Wikitravel wins an award or mentioned in other media, this is place to list it. Formal awards and prizes should be added to Wikitravel:Awards.
Prix Ars Electronica
Highest Google Position?
I haven't done any research on this myself - yet - but just wanted to pose the question: What's the highest position a Wikitravel article has yet achieved on Google? Anyone got any insights into this one? Would be an interesting indicator for our progress..... Pjamescowie 13:39, 31 Jul 2004 (EDT)
I know Wikipedia is slightly obsessed with Alexa ratings - this is Wikitravels if people are interested: http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?q=&url=wikitravel.org Caroline 16:26, 31 Jul 2004 (EDT)
There seem to have been a lot of new users recently. The Alexa daily reach has gone from a max of 20 per million at the end of Jan to 60 at the end of Mar and the traffic rank from 70,000 to 20,000. We've almost caught up with world66.com DanielC 22:23, 30 Mar 2005 (BST)
New users on Sep 7
There seems to be a (comparatively) huge flood of new users today — where was Wikitravel linked/mentioned? Referrer logs, anybody? Jpatokal 12:56, 7 Sep 2004 (EDT)
These new folks seem to have enormous collections of relevant extlinks to share with us :-). If we were a web-only guide, that would be a good thing. -- Colin 11:46, 9 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Gangsters in Osaka and Wikitravel
On October 8, Wikitravel's Osaka page got hit 25,000 times on one day — I tracked it down to an article (in Japanese) in Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan's biggest newspaper, on a report analyzing Osaka's image in foreign media and guidebooks. Links were provided to three places: Yahoo Japan, Wikitravel, and Lonely Planet, in that order. Osakans duly attempted to excise all negative comments about Osaka in the article, but evil ex-Tokyoite that I am, they're all back there now... Jpatokal 13:45, 10 Oct 2005 (EDT)
World's gone wild
This article, which talks about Wikitravel in its first three sentences and quotes Colin later on, was syndicated by Knight Ridder and thus plastered all over the US press. Jpatokal 01:35, 3 Jan 2006 (EST)
Although we didn't win the open-voting People's Choice award in the category, the panel of apparently more-discerning judges chose Wikitravel as the best Travel Website. - Todd VerBeek 09:17, 2 May 2007 (EDT)
This isn't an article about Wikitravel, but a simple reference to it, quoting from our Svalbard article "according to Wikitravel" without explaining what that is, no different from citing Some Other Guide.  - Todd VerBeek 07:43, 1 June 2007 (EDT)
Wikitravel:es appears on the news
In case you're able to understand the Spanish language, I guess you'll love to read the piece of news that a very important newspaper in Spain El País has published this moorning. Please, visit the Spanish Portada and clik in to the link to the article. Nanow jesús madrid 06:50, 26 July 2007 (EDT)
Just to update here: Since these two articles came out last week, we have seen a huge increase of traffic to es:. Over 600 new registered users and a lot of anonymous edits as well. We can hardly keep up with the welcome messages! Texugo 23:48, 29 July 2007 (EDT)
Wikitravel propaganda en español
Shortly after our publicity in El País some local tv station in Spain aired this one-sidedly positive advertisement for our guides, featuring our Spanish celebrity, Jesús. If you are interested, here is the youtube link. Note: it's in Spanish. --Peter Talk 03:40, 7 August 2007 (EDT)
Swept in from the pub:
I just wanted to send out a big thank you and congratulations to the Wikitravel community. As you may have seen, Wikitravel has been nominated for a ! The site is up for a Webby in the Travel category as well as the "People's Voice" category. This is a testament to all the hard work you do and the strong spirit of collaboration you foster here on Wikitravel. So, congratulations! And don't forget to vote! JuCo 21:03, 14 April 2008 (EDT)
Swept in from the pub:
YAY! Edmontonenthusiast 20:09, 22 October 2008 (EDT)Edmontonenthusiast
Travel Guide about Barcelona on About.com written by Damian Corrigan who says When I visited a new city or country, I usually check the Wikitravel page first. I like its single-page guide to all the basics and its consistent layout. But as anyone can edit Wikitravel pages, they can be inaccurate and biased and they often become so long that they cease to be useful.
Wikitravel's article United States of America was mentioned multiple times as a great source of information for all the travelers planning to come to USA.
Wikitravel was described as a great source of information when planning a trip. We read: I took a look a WikiTravel’s page on New York City and there is a ton of all encompassing advice ranging from street food recommendations to safety to city economy information. If you want to be a smart tourist and by smart, I mean really know the place you’re visiting, give WikiTravel a visit. It’s a work in progress, but you can already tell that plenty of effort has gone into this site. Thank you!
According to the author The most collaborative platform of all is the wiki...The most famous wiki of all, Wikipedia, is a crowdsourced encyclopedia, but there are wikis dedicated to travel (Wikitravel), medical reference (Ganfyd), and even network names (Naming Schemes). Wikitravel was mentioned as the most famous travel wiki.
Mentions about our Birmingham (Alabama) article which was updated right after the article.