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Wikitravel:Awards and mentions

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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.

BBC Persian[edit]

Wikitravel is the featured site of the week on BBC Persian. --Evan 14:25, 27 Apr 2004 (EDT)

Prix Ars Electronica[edit]

My congratulations to Evan and all of the Wikitravel team for winning an honorary mention in this year's Prix Ars Electronica. --Earle 09:54, 4 May 2004 (UTC)

Thanks, Earle. Just to set the record straight, it was Maj who did most of the hard work applying for the Prix. And, of course, it's the hundreds of Wikitravellers who make this digital community a success. --Evan 09:34, 4 May 2004 (EDT)

Highest Google Position?[edit]

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)

Search for "Geneva travel guide". -- Mark 16:42, 31 Jul 2004 (EDT)
discount airlines europe. -- JanSlupski 18:03, 10 Feb 2005 (EST)


I know Wikipedia is slightly obsessed with Alexa ratings - this is Wikitravels if people are interested: 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 DanielC 22:23, 30 Mar 2005 (BST)

Rank of the day is 9,506. This seems to be the first time Wikitravel's made it into the top 10,000, and we've squeaked past World66 (#10,950) to boot. They're putting up a good fight, but our growth rate is clearly higher... [1] Jpatokal 10:14, 29 Jul 2005 (EDT)

New users on Sep 7[edit]

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)

New users appear to be German. I also notice they're more clueful than most new user deluges we get. -- Colin 18:25, 7 Sep 2004 (EDT)
There's an article in Der Spiegel about wikis, and it mentions Wikitravel. Also, you can always see the Wikitravel referrer [sic] statistics at --Evan 11:41, 8 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)

Wikitravel mentioned[edit]

Hi, Wikitravel is mentioned here. Yann 06:15, 27 Sep 2004 (EDT)

Gangsters in Osaka and Wikitravel[edit]

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)

Alexa rating[edit]

Alexa Looks good. What happened at the end of september? --elgaard 10:29, 22 Nov 2005 (EST)

World's gone wild[edit]

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)

2007 Webby[edit]

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)

CNet mention:[2]. Maj 10:03, 3 May 2007 (EDT)

Simple reference[edit]

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. [3] - Todd VerBeek 07:43, 1 June 2007 (EDT)

Wikitravel:es appears on the news[edit]

Swept in from the pub

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)

Direct link:
Pero para guías viajeras, Wikitravel. Nada mejor que los consejos de quienes han viajado para saber cómo realizar el viaje, qué es lo que hay que ver, cuánto cuesta comer, dormir, entrar en un museo o tomar un café. Los escritores especializados en viajes siempre han sido los encargados de facilitar esa información. Ahora, los wikiviajeros comparten sus conocimientos y experiencias a través de Internet.
Looks really good! Positive tone and no mistakes as far as I can see. Jpatokal 07:18, 26 July 2007 (EDT)
Congratulations! That looks like some of the most high profile publicity for Wikitravel (and certainly for Jesús) that I have seen—and it is overwhelmingly positive! --Peter Talk 13:21, 27 July 2007 (EDT)
Hey, congratulations! Lot's of good news about Es lately! – cacahuate talk 00:45, 28 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)

In the torrent of new edits on :es, I saw at least one comment saying that the contributor found out about Wikitravel after hearing about it on the television—has there been even more fantastic press recently in Spain? --Peter Talk 01:27, 30 July 2007 (EDT)
Yes, a local station did a story about it after seeing it in the newspaper. NJM told me he's going put the coverage on YouTube so we can watch it. Texugo 03:06, 30 July 2007 (EDT)

Wikitravel propaganda en español[edit]

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)

That's awesome! -- Tim (writeme!) 12:20, 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 [4]! 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:

Wikitravel has been named one of Time Magazine's 50 Best Websites for 2008! Thank you and congratulations to the Wikitravel community for all your amazing work.JuCo 14:09, 18 June 2008 (EDT)

YAY! Edmontonenthusiast 20:09, 22 October 2008 (EDT)Edmontonenthusiast

Barcelona Wikitravel-Style Guide[edit]

Travel Guide about Barcelona on 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.

The Atlantic: "Welcome to America"[edit]

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!

How to Collaborate in the Cloud[edit]

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.

Birmingham Business Journal[edit]

Mentions about our Birmingham (Alabama) article which was updated right after the article.