Wikitravel is a growing concern -- as a project and as a travel guide. This page is for recording some milestones in Wikitravel's history (or future), and for setting up some milestones along the way of where we want to go. It's for gauging our progress, looking forward and looking back.
Figures below refer only to the English version of Wikitravel. See
Multilingual statistics to track totals across all language versions.
Domain name registered February 19, 2003
MediaWiki software installed and operational July 24, 2003
First major crash Database crashed February 20, 2004
Main Page, July 24, 2003
100th article ? (sometime in early August, 2003)
North Dakota, January 16, 2004
Suzdal, August 3, 2005
Loveland (Ohio), July 12, 2006
50,000th article (across all language versions)
Khancoban, August 20, 2009
50,000th article (English) ?
100,000th article ?
Last CIA World Factbook 2002 disclaimer removed from a country article June 5, 2006
Every UNESCO World Heritage Site covered ?
First user July 24, 2003
100th user November 7, 2003
500th user April 15th, 2004
1000th user November 4th, 2004
5000th user March 20th, 2006
10,000th user November 2006
First report of someone using Wikitravel article(s) for travel
Talk:Taiwan#Thanx for the guide, September 23rd, 2004
First report of someone using Wikitravel article(s) exclusively for travel "I think printing out excerpts from wikitravel and bring them along from the trip should suffice."
, March 28, 2006
First paper publication of a Wikitravel article ?
First inclusion of Wikitravel content in a paper travel guide
JetAway magazine, Issue 5 (May/June 2006), "JetStar Asia Destinations" pp. 60-68
First travel guide with only Wikitravel content
by Wikitravel Singapore Wikitravel Press, soft launch November 2007, public launch February 2008
First violation of the Wikitravel copyleft Detected March 29th, 2004, see
Wikitravel talk:Non-compliant redistribution
First #1 Google hit
Apo Kayan, See , Detected April 21st, 2004
First blog entry about Wikitravel
Logical Disconnect, August 15, 2003
First Slashdot article mentioning Wikitravel
Wikipedia Criticised by Its Co-founder, January 5, 2005 (indirect reference)
First mainstream press article about Wikitravel
The Hindu ("India's National Paper"), September 15, 2003
First external Web site about Wikitravel (e.g., "ihatewikitravel.org") ?