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*[[Wikitravel:Goals and non-goals|Goals and non-goals]] — What the Wikitravel community is trying to do (and ''not'' trying to do)
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*[[Wikitravel:Goals and non-goals|Goals and non-goals]] What the Wikitravel community is trying to do (and ''not'' trying to do)
* [[Wikitravel:Help]] - the entry point to our documentation.
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* [[Wikitravel:Help]] the entry point to our documentation.
*[[Wikitravel:Namespace index]] — An index of all the pages in the Wikitravel: namespace
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*[[Wikitravel:Namespace index]] An index of all the pages in the Wikitravel: namespace
*[[Wikitravel:Logbook]] — Recent events and milestones
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*[[Wikitravel:Logbook]] Recent events and milestones
*[[Wikitravel:Technical details|Technical details]] — For the geeks in the audience, a description of the software behind Wikitravel
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*[[Wikitravel:Technical details|Technical details]] For the geeks in the audience, a description of the software behind Wikitravel
*[[Wikitravel:Terms of use|Terms of use]] — using the Wikitravel service.
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*[[Wikitravel:Terms of use|Terms of use]] using the Wikitravel service.
*[[Wikitravel:20 April 2006]] — announcement of Wikitravel acquisition.
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*[[Wikitravel:20 April 2006]] announcement of Wikitravel acquisition.
 
*[[Wikitravel:List_of_related_projects|List of related projects]]
 
*[[Wikitravel:List_of_related_projects|List of related projects]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 17:55, 17 July 2013

Wikitravel (http://wikitravel.org) is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide. It is built in collaboration by Wikitravellers from around the globe.

Wikitravel is built with the spirit of sharing knowledge that makes travel so enjoyable. Whenever travellers meet each other on the road, they swap info about the places they came from and ask questions about places they're going. We want to make it easy to share that knowledge and let others share it; our copyleft license means that the facts you know can spread far and wide.

The project was begun in July 2003 by the two founders, Evan and Maj and inspired by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and by the needs of travellers for timely information that long book-publishing cycles can't seem to meet. In April 2006, Wikitravel was acquired by Internet Brands, Inc., an operator of consumer information Web sites.

To create Wikitravel we use a tool (or a process, or a technology) called Wiki which lets any Internet reader create, update, edit, and illustrate any article on the Web site. We all share our pieces of knowledge, edit them, distill them, and assemble them into a pleasing and cohesive whole. The more people that use the Edit link, the better Wikitravel becomes.

We've achieved some milestones, but we still have a long way to go. If you're new to Wikitravel, feel free to plunge forward and help us!

The Wikitravel universe also includes Wikitravel Shared — Wikitravel's image repository and cross-language coordination site (bugs, feature requests, language versions, etc).

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