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Using abbreviations is encouraged.
These abbreviations should be uniform and consistent.

Note: The abbreviations below are emboldened for clarity of exposition but, of course, we don't use bold face for abbreviations in Wikitravel articles just because its an abbreviation!


  • Building: Bldg
  • 1st floor: 1F, 2nd floor: 2F, etc


  • Wi-Fi is used for wireless internet using access points (hotspots)


In line with our Brevity is Best philosophy, most country abbreviations do not include full stops or periods:

  • United States of America should be abbreviated as US without periods, not U.S.A. or U.S.
  • United Kingdom should be abbreviated as UK without periods, not U.K. (and not G.B. or GB, which is not coterminous with the UK)


See: Wikitravel:Currency

Dates and times

See: Wikitravel:Time and date formats

Streets and roads

  • Avenue: Ave
  • Boulevard: Blvd
  • Court: Ct
  • Drive: Dr
  • Expressway: Expwy
  • Freeway: Fwy
  • Highway: Hwy
  • Jalan: Jl (Road in Indonesia and Malaysia)
  • Lane: Ln
  • Road: Rd
  • Street: St


See: Wikitravel:Measurements

  • kilometre or kilometres: km
  • metre or metres: m
  • centimetre or centimetres: cm
  • mile or miles: mi
  • inch or inches: in
  • Celsius: °C
  • Fahrenheit: °F
  • year or years: yr
  • hour or hours: hr
  • minutes: min

See also