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File:Karachi district map.png[edit]

I am the creator of this map and I want this to be deleted . I created this map for other travel guide wiki. since WT is not attributing properly to other travel guide wiki when copy paste material from that site to here, I don't want my map to be used here...—The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Hello Ip! The map cannot be deleted because it's uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (not Wikitravel Shared) with Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license that allows to share it on other wiki- projects. Karachi district map is properly attributed on Wikitravel which means that WIkitravel does not breach any right to feature it in our Karachi article. Warm regards, IBAlex (talk) 06:03, 7 January 2014 (EST)


Alton Towers[edit]

As a rule, restaurants, hotels, bars and sights don't get their own articles on Wikitravel. -- 17:24, 15 February 2014 (EST)

  • Keep see exceptions in Wikitravel:What is an article? - "Big free-standing theme parks...". Alton Towers is one of the biggest theme parks in the UK, and most visitors spend a full day there. So I think that it qualifies for an article. If you disagree please explain, and identify where you wish to merge the existing content to. AlasdairW (talk) 13:20, 16 February 2014 (EST)
  • Keep. The theme park/resort is a major attraction, and many visitors stay overnight or visit the area just for Alton Towers, so I believe it qualifies as a full article - see the exception note above. Ogp (talk) 17:11, 16 February 2014 (EST)
I see that you are developing the article now so that I hope in future it is less touty and conforms more closely to our Mos. I'll withdraw my nomination in the hope it becomes a better article. -- 18:52, 16 February 2014 (EST)
  • Keep, for the reasons already mentioned above. Since is withdrawing his nomination, the Vote for Deletion message can be removed from the article, no need to wait the full 2 weeks. Adzas (talk) 10:34, 17 February 2014 (EST)


Kolleru Lake[edit]

Per Wikitravel:What is an article#What does not get its own article? insignificant bodies of water like this one in India don't usually get their own articles - especially if the creator just intends bringing in huge chunks of copypasta from Wikipedia! Redirect to the nearest settlement we have an article about. --Ttcf (talk) 17:33, 24 February 2014 (EST)

  • Comment: Admins may want to keep a special watch on the contributions of User:Satyam555 since he has also created Dindi(కోనసీమ) which is a (wrongly named) unattributed copy-pasta job from Wikipedia about a delta... --Ttcf (talk) 17:59, 24 February 2014 (EST)
  • Deleted. IBAlex (talk) 19:49, 24 February 2014 (EST)
Query: I hope you won't think it a frivolous quibble but, according to policy, shouldn't there have been a pause of 14 days to hear counter-arguments before deleting this article? --Ttcf (talk) 19:22, 11 March 2014 (EDT)

Vacation photography[edit]

This seems to be an article created with the sole intention of getting a link to the TripShooter Photographers business by User:UnrulyLouise. No harm in that you might say, if it also benefits the traveller. The difficulty that I have is that, apart from wedding photography (which is already covered, I think), it must be a very small subset of travellers that, rather than take their own pictures, ask a professional to come along and document their holidays. Indeed I very much question the accuracy of the current lead definition "Vacation photography is the use of professional photographers to take photographs of people on vacation." I can't really see that this stub article contains valuable material and, presumably now that User:UnrulyLouise's marketing efforts have been noticed, I doubt she (or anyone else) will have any interest in developing this article beyond the "embarassing stub" stage. If they do, I would suggest this vfd be without prejudice to the re-creation of a genuine travel topic article. --Ttcf (talk) 19:20, 11 March 2014 (EDT)

  • Keep. Vacation photography is a new and emerging service for tourists and travelers and there are many (hundreds) of photographers who offer this service around the world. They may easily be found with a simple google search. There are also many recent articles on the growing trend for vacation photographers which may be found in the same way.The assumption that it is a very small subset of travelers that ask a professional to document their holidays is an entirely subjective statement of the voter, with no understanding of the market and no evidence to support him.. UnrulyLouise (talk) 02:29, 12 March 2014 (EDT)
    • Questions: 1) Is it really such a complex and nuanced topic that it needs an article to explain the whole concept to travellers and, if so
      2) Why is it necessary to list "vacation photographers" in this article (or in multiple individual destination articles) when, by your own admission, "They may easily be found with a simple google search"?
      3) You're presumably in the industry; do you have any objective figures? --Ttcf (talk) 04:58, 12 March 2014 (EDT)
The topic itself could be a nice travel topic, but in my opinion that would be about how to take great vacation pictures, and great photo opportunity locations, but the current definition that is used seems incorrect, as also mentioned above by Ttcf. I suggest to remove the current content completely and start with adding new content that does benefit the traveler. Adzas (talk) 10:59, 12 March 2014 (EDT)
Tctf it clearly is a complex and nuanced topic that requires clarification for Adzas's following comment that it would be akin to a piece on how to take good travel photos. One is called "travel photography" and this is very different to "vacation photography". Have a cursory look at the classification of a travel photographer vs a vacation photographer. A travel photographer is akin to a street photographer - they take images of locals in exotic locations. A vacation photographer takes photos of people travelling to a foreign place, with their consent. With respect, you do not ask a Wikitravel entry on something such as "tours" to be redefined as "ways you can walk around a city yourself". Clearly they are two different things. In terms of objective evidence, I refer you to Google because I am not able to provide links in this forum. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by UnrulyLouise (talkcontribs) 05:43, 13 March 2014‎ (EDT)
UnrulyLouise: Although we call this page "Votes for deletion", we've traditionally operated more like a hanging judge here with articles presumed guilty until proven innocent and then, unless a consensus is reached to retain an article within 14 days, it being deleted. That's one reason each editor doesn't usually "vote" more than once - so I'd be grateful if you would remove your second, emboldened "Keep" heading immediately above... --Ttcf (talk) 20:24, 13 March 2014 (EDT)
  • If we want an article about using professional photographers on vacation, then it would have to say how to contact a photogapher without using an agency. This is similar to our tour policy where we prefer people to be able to walk around themselves: "If a traveller could fulfil the substance of the tour on their own, the tour should not be listed!" I would be much more interested in seeing an article on how to take such photos so that two couples could arrange this at breakfast and then spend the morning taking photos of each other. AlasdairW (talk) 19:56, 13 March 2014 (EDT)
There might be scope for a tiny update to our Travel photography article then Alasdair? --Ttcf (talk) 20:24, 13 March 2014 (EDT)
Further to UnrulyLouise´s comments, when I google "Vacation photography" and "Travel photography", similar articles come up, about how to take great vacation/travel pictures, I feel both terms can be used when it comes to taking pictures yourself, and as a travel topic it would be interesting in my opinion to know how to take such photos, as I mentioned above. I checked the travel topics before to see if we already had an article about this, but somehow I didn´t see it, but it seems we do have an article already about this so why not work on that one, we can even add a small section there about the availability of professional photographers for those interested. Adzas (talk) 05:59, 14 March 2014 (EDT)


Creme de la Cream[edit] - This dessert restaurant no longer exists. Listing should be deleted. Tourismintel (talk) 13:29, 25 September 2014 (EDT)

Thank you for the heads up! Deleted. IBcaldera (talk) 14:39, 25 September 2014 (EDT)



Deleted IBcaldera (talk) 14:27, 31 October 2014 (EDT)


  • Nonsense, vandalism. Already blanked it because I thought that was the way to delete it, oops :) CheeseCrisps (talk) 12:43, 31 October 2014 (EDT)
Deleted IBcaldera (talk) 14:27, 31 October 2014 (EDT)

James Blume[edit]

Not a travel topic. CheeseCrisps (talk) 12:48, 31 October 2014 (EDT)

Deleted IBcaldera (talk) 14:27, 31 October 2014 (EDT)

Liquid By Hangsen[edit]

Deleted IBcaldera (talk) 14:27, 31 October 2014 (EDT)

Dr Andrew Ting Product Review: Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea And Sleepytime Added Tea[edit]

Deleted IBcaldera (talk) 14:27, 31 October 2014 (EDT)

Trade Conference[edit]

Can Digital Cigarettes Help You Stop Smoking[edit]

Cigarette Brands For 2014[edit]

Wayfair Coupons Price cut And also Promo Code[edit]

China Healthcare Supplies For Sale From Shenzhen Hangsen Biotech Co. Ltd.[edit]

Free Transport 5ML[edit]

Spam. CheeseCrisps (talk) 15:25, 31 October 2014 (EDT)

Welcome To Flickr[edit]

Spam. CheeseCrisps (talk) 15:26, 31 October 2014 (EDT)

Cigs Are Simply Cooler Than Other Inhalers[edit]

  • Title of the article says it all. Spam. CheeseCrisps (talk) 15:46, 31 October 2014 (EDT)

Increased Ranges Of Poisonous Metals In E[edit]

Spam. CheeseCrisps (talk) 15:48, 31 October 2014 (EDT)


Evaness island[edit]

  • Auch, this has been here for over a year, but it's nonsense... CheeseCrisps (talk) 08:21, 1 November 2014 (EDT)
Thanks for spotting that one, the article has been deleted. For the other spam pages there is no need to add them on the Votes for deletion list, those are deleted daily. We appreciate all your work! Adzas (talk) 09:53, 1 November 2014 (EDT)
Okay, good to know. You're welcome :) CheeseCrisps (talk) 11:20, 1 November 2014 (EDT)

Download Shopping Grocery List Widget Apk File[edit]

Spam. CheeseCrisps (talk) 08:58, 1 November 2014 (EDT)


Arora travels amritsar[edit]

  • Auch, this page has been here for a year :) CheeseCrisps (talk) 14:01, 23 November 2014 (EST)
Page has been deleted. Thanks for spotting that one. Adzas (talk) 15:57, 23 November 2014 (EST)
Thanks to both of you! --Ttcf (talk) 17:48, 23 November 2014 (EST)