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This page contains lists of articles and images which are recommended for deletion. Any Wikitraveller can recommend an article or image for deletion, and any Wikitraveller can comment on the deletion nomination. Articles and images are presumed guilty until proven innocent. After fourteen (14) days of discussion, if a consensus is reached to retain an article, it won't be deleted. Otherwise it will be deleted by an administrator. Please read the Nominating and Commenting sections prior to nominating articles/images or commenting on nominations.

See also:


The basic format for a deletion nomination is the following:

* '''Delete'''.  Not a valid travel article topic. ~~~~

Please follow these steps when nominating an article or image for deletion:

  1. First read the deletion policy and verify that the article or image really is a candidate for deletion. If you are unsure, bring up the issue on the talk page.
  2. For the article or image being proposed for deletion, add a {{vfd}} tag so that people viewing the article will know that it is proposed for deletion. The {{vfd}} tag must be the very first thing in the article, right at the very top, before everything else.
  3. Add a link to the article or image at the end of the list below, along with the reason why it is being listed for deletion. Sign your vote using four tildes ("~~~~"). List one article or image per entry.
  4. If you're nominating an image for deletion, make sure it's actually located on the English Wikitravel - images that are located on Wikitravel Shared must be nominated for deletion there instead.


All Wikitravellers are asked to state their opinion about articles and images listed for deletion. The format for comments is:

* '''Delete'''.  Not a valid travel article topic. TravelNut 25:25, 31 Feb 2525 (EDT)
* '''Keep'''.  There is a town in [[Alaska]] called Chicken. ~~~~

When leaving comments:

  1. First read the deletion policy and verify that the article or image really is a candidate for deletion.
  2. You may vote to delete, keep, or redirect the article. If your opinion is that the article should be kept or redirected, please state why. If you are in favor of redirection, you may suggest where it should be redirected to. Sign your vote using four tildes ("~~~~").

Deleting, or not

After fourteen (14) days of discussion, there will probably be consensus one way or the other. If the consensus is to keep, redirect or merge, then any Wikitraveller can do it. If you are redirecting, please remember to check for broken redirects or double redirects as a result of your move. Remove any VFD notices from that page, and archive the deletion discussion as described in the next section.

If the result is delete, then only an administrator can delete. Check if any article links to the image or article in question. After removing those links, delete the image or article. However, if the image is being deleted because it has been moved to the shared repository with the same name, do not remove links to the images, as the links will be automatically be pointed to the shared repository.


After you keep/redirect/merge/delete the article, move the deletion discussion to the Archives page for the appropriate month. The root Archives page has a directory. Note that it's the month in which the action was taken, rather than when the nomination was first posted, that should be used for the archived discussion; that way, recourse to the deletion log can lead subsequent readers right to the discussion (at least for the pages that were deleted).

If the nominated article was not deleted, then place another (identical duplicate) copy of the deletion discussion on the talk page of the article being kept or redirected.

September 2012

La Ballue Garden

An attraction rather than a destination so it violates policy. Pashley 03:25, 29 September 2012 (EDT)

Much of it is based on so I would propose

  • Actually, policy is to merge and redirect such articles since someone might search for the term. Pashley 08:34, 28 November 2012 (EST)
  • I've now redirected this to Lower Normandy, although I suspect that we have a more specific destination article where this would be more appropriate. However, France is not an area I'm familiar with. (After 3 months, this VFD was long overdue for action!) --118dot93dot73dot30 03:49, 17 March 2013 (EDT)

October 2012

London 2012

Both the London Olympics and Paralympics are now past and this article is of no further use for travellers.

  • Delete --W. Franke-mailtalk 19:29, 8 October 2012 (EDT)
  • Keep - There was similar vfd a while ago and the consensus was to keep event articles like these. sumone10154(talk) 22:18, 8 October 2012 (EDT)
  • Delete Times change and so does consensus. --118dot93dot73dot30 03:50, 17 March 2013 (EDT)
  • Delete These articles belong to Wikipedia, not to Wikitravel. WindowsNT (talk) 07:14, 30 July 2013 (EDT)
  • Keep (until 2030). Whilst the event is over, the article is a useful guide for somebody creating Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020, Wherever 2024. I think that enough people go to watch the Olympics and Paralympics that it is valid to have a guide to getting there.AlasdairW (talk) 16:01, 2 October 2013 (EDT)
  • Keep- I agree with AlasdairW. Thanks! IBAlex (talk) 19:14, 2 October 2013 (EDT)

Hatma City

Despite persistent questioning of the original author (and sole contributor), I have found no evidence that there is such a conurbation in Indonesia!

(Although there are Hatma's in Turkey and the Lebanon and a Hamra National Park in Sweden )

  • Delete --singaporeAlice 00:44, 26 October 2012 (EDT)

Murree pakistan

We have Murree. If there was ambiguity, we might need "Murree (Pakistan)", but we don't need this. Pashley 17:58, 9 November 2012 (EST)

  • Delete --singaporeAlice 00:30, 10 November 2012 (EST)
  • Deleted IBAlex 14:18, 27 November 2012 (EST)

November 2012

Mayfair palm beach

Incorrectly capitalised and anyway policy is not to do articles on individual hotels unless they are huge standalone resorts. Parts of the content might be added to Grand old hotels or made into listings in Kolkata, but most of it should go. Pashley 11:08, 27 November 2012 (EST)

  • Delete after salvage of any useful parts. (I am a bit surprised that the original sole author did not add an xl but maybe I'm getting cynical... --singaporeAlice 14:50, 27 November 2012 (EST)

Kandyan Art Association

Some of this might be OK in a listing or on a user page. Not as an article. Pashley 16:03, 19 December 2012 (EST)

Deleted. Information merged with Kandy site. thank you, Pashley! IBAlex 18:41, 19 December 2012 (EST)

Dec 2012


  • Delete copy and paste job from article of same name at Wikipedia. No interest whatsoever for the traveller that I can discern. -- 05:53, 31 December 2012 (EST)
Deleted- thank you for notifying our community! IBAlex 18:34, 8 January 2013 (EST)

The leela goa

  • Delete; Hotels do not get their own articles. There may be something worth merging, but it is not worth a rediect because it probably is not aseach term & the title is capitalised wrong anyway. Pashley 07:09, 15 January 2013 (EST)
Deleted! Thanks, Pashley! I will notify the author that he could add a listing to the destination page following our policies. Cheers! IBAlex 13:30, 15 January 2013 (EST)

January 2013

Super bowl

does the community think this big event (attraction?) deserves its own article?

Sabang, san jose, camarines sur

I'm confused. Is it the same as this one- Sabang (Palawan)? Can somebody from that region explain? Thanks IBAlex 17:22, 8 February 2013 (EST)

Entirely different place on a different island, Alex. The naming and the article's a bit of a mess but there are more important matters I've broached at the Pub that need urgent attention from IBadmins before I'm going to start cleaning up any more of our Pacific Rim articles.--118dot93dot73dot30 03:54, 17 March 2013 (EDT)

February 2013

Spam page needs deletion. 22:44, 22 February 2013 (EST)

Thank you for notifying, It's now deleted. Cheers! --OVK 04:16, 23 February 2013 (EST)

No she didnt bitchs be seo consultant lying

Dead na ako hot penny stocks if ever Hahaha

Vandalism? --Danapit 11:56, 27 February 2013 (EST)

Thanks so much Dana! I have just deleted those spam pages! IBAlex 13:33, 27 February 2013 (EST)

March 2013


  • Delete Spam page / not a travel topic Helenst 10:26, 12 March 2013 (EDT)
  • Deleted! Thanks Helenst! IBAlex 13:42, 12 March 2013 (EDT)


  • Delete. Not a valid travel article topic. Nurg (talk) 07:17, 16 April 2013 (EDT)
  • Delete Spam page and not a travel topic --118dot93dot73dot30 08:26, 16 April 2013 (EDT)

Software for travellers

  • Delete. This article is heavily outdated, plus it is unlikely that it will be ever up to date. Nowadays software/gps/maps/travel guides for all smartphones exist and searching in the App Stores will find everything you want. WindowsNT (talk) 03:50, 17 July 2013 (EDT)
  • WindowsNT, do you think that you could help us updated this article as well ? Cheers! IBAlex (talk) 18:53, 12 August 2013 (EDT)
I could, but the information there is overwhelming. There are so many applications nowadays for travellers that such a page would need constant update to be up to date. Besides, for smartphones/tablets there are already "app stores" which can be searched; It's unlikely that a user will find WikiTravel information very much useful. However, I could update it with general information about maps and software restrictions/capabilities/requirements, so it's not a "directory" of software, but a travel topic about software. WindowsNT (talk) 14:01, 14 August 2013 (EDT)
I think that your idea about making this page more general is a great idea! Otherwise, exactly as you said, it would be constantly outdated nowadays. Cheers! IBAlex (talk) 19:48, 14 August 2013 (EDT)
Would you put some images to Software for travellers ? Cheers WindowsNT (talk) 06:24, 21 August 2013 (EDT).
I added one picture of GPS for now. Check it out. Feel free to use Wikimedia Commons to search for pictures. You can use them on Wikitravel as the license stays the same. Just type the key word in Search box. Cheers! IBAlex (talk) 19:33, 21 August 2013 (EDT)

July 2013

Bottle Beach

  • Delete. There shouldn't be an entire article about a beach. Bocablue (talk) 16:38, 23 July 2013 (EDT)
  • Keep. Bocablue (talk) 15:03, 26 July 2013 (EDT)
  • Not sure. Bocablue, I'm not really convinced we should delete it as I see that other articles for beaches in Ko Pha Ngan exist, for example: Haad Yao and Haad Chao Phao. I know that they are more developed and I hope that within time some users will plunge forward and develop Bottle Beach as well. Feel free to convince me to change my mind, I just don't know if there are some bars/ restaurants/ hotels on Bottle Beach that we can write about in the article. Would be great to hear back from you. Thanks! IBAlex (talk) 14:56, 25 July 2013 (EDT)
Well I'm not really familiar with the area, either - I just came across this page on the list of stubs. I do question whether it's necessary for this small island to have a separate article for every tiny beach, but maybe it's ok if they're really like small towns and not beaches as I know them. Bocablue (talk) 15:37, 25 July 2013 (EDT)
I did some small research and I would say that Bottle Beach is more like a small town. I saw many options for hotels/ restaurants/ activities which makes me lean towards keeping the page. Would be great if some of our Wikitravelers could add this information to the page. Cheers! IBAlex (talk) 14:11, 26 July 2013
Seems like you're right, then.Bocablue (talk) 15:04, 26 July 2013 (EDT)
If one day I go to Bottle Beach (I wish), I will update the page with more information:) Cheers! IBAlex (talk) 15:06, 26 July 2013 (EDT)
  • Keep. Just make sure someone has been there and fills some details. WindowsNT (talk) 10:57, 29 July 2013 (EDT)


  • Delete Not a major tourist destination in Jordan, plus empty for a long time. WindowsNT (talk) 13:44, 7 August 2013 (EDT)
  • Ok, I deleted it. Thanks! IBAlex (talk) 18:51, 12 August 2013 (EDT)

Six days hiking on Moskenesøy

  • Delete Article has not been updated for years. The article is still missing central information to make this hiking tour possible, and it is not safe to do this hiking with out this information (eg. where to find boat, bus, where to get key to cabin and what map to bring). Since the topic is more like a personal hiking report, it is not easy to find and fill in this information. The article meet the requirements for deleting a wiki travel article, since it is an itinerary that have been at outline status without being substantially edited within one year.
  • Delete Agree with the above, plus, obvious personal experience articles are somewhere subjective and attached to the author in question, whether physically or emotionally. WindowsNT (talk) 12:40, 22 August 2013 (EDT)
  • Deleted- thank you! IBAlex (talk) 13:05, 22 August 2013 (EDT)

Eastern Desert


  • Delete There is nothing interesting. Ilya Pobelov (talk) 16:36, 1 September 2013 (EDT)
  • Has anybody been there who can help us expand this article? I just don't want delete it in case somebody would work on it in the future. Thank you! IBAlex (talk) 15:33, 5 September 2013 (EDT)
  • I pass Palézieux station twice by day by train. I even have been in Palézieux village, which is not on a main train line. It is an agricultural village of Swiss plateau with absolutely no touristic value. Ilya Pobelov (talk) 03:15, 1 October 2013 (EDT)
  • Ok, then I will delete it so that we don't store skeleton articles on Wikitravel. Thanks! IBAlex (talk) 19:39, 1 October 2013 (EDT)


  • Delete Same as Villars-sur-Ollon. Bits of useful information are transferred to Villars-sur-Ollon. Ilya Pobelov (talk) 16:53, 1 September 2013 (EDT)
  • Do I understand it correctly- is Villars the same location as Villars-sur-Ollon? Thanks! IBAlex (talk) 18:41, 4 September 2013 (EDT)
  • Convert Villars to disambiguation page ? Not exactly. There are few dozens of villages in Switzerland and France called Villars, see e.g. English or French wikipedia. Villars-sur-Ollon is just the most famous because it is a skiing area. But the text on the page Villars is about Villars-sur-Ollon. French wikitravel lists Villars-sur-Ollon and Villars-Colmars, so there is a potential that more places with similar names may appear. There is also chocolate Villars. Ilya Pobelov (talk) 07:40, 5 September 2013 (EDT)
  • Thanks for explaining that. Now things are clear. In order to create a disambiguation page we need to have several different articles with the title "Villars". Right now we have just one Villars-sur-Ollon. This makes impossible for me to create a disambiguation page. Let me ask you, do you know the other Villars destinations, eg. Villars-Colmars? Would be great if you could create pages for them and in this way I would be able to create the disambiguation page. Would it be ok with you? Warm regards, IBAlex (talk) 15:32, 5 September 2013 (EDT)
  • I created page Villars-Colmars, although I have no idea about this place... Ilya Pobelov (talk) 14:20, 29 September 2013 (EDT)
  • Ok. I created disambiguation page for Villars and I would suggest leaving those 2 destinations as the pages have some content. Hopefully users will plunge forward and edit them. Thanks! IBAlex (talk) 17:40, 30 September 2013 (EDT)

September 2013

Residence Treatment For Skin Care

  • Delete Obvious spam Nrms (talk) 12:39, 18 September 2013 (EDT)
  • Deleted- thank you! We are cleaning now spam and blocking spammy users. There are several pages like that. Warm regards, IBAlex (talk) 13:28, 18 September 2013 (EDT)

Immediate Solutions Of Car Insurance - What s Needed

  • Delete Obvious spam Nrms (talk) 12:41, 18 September 2013 (EDT)

Novel Centrifugal Liquid Chromatography Out-Does HPLC for Laboratory and Process Applications

  • Delete Obvious spam Nrms (talk) 12:43, 18 September 2013 (EDT)

Katalog Stron PakietSEM

  • Delete Probably spam, and it's not in English Nrms (talk) 12:47, 18 September 2013 (EDT)

Some Emerging Guidelines On Finding Central Details Of Hot Tub Pump And Heater - A Few Questions

  • Delete Obvious spam Nrms (talk) 12:53, 18 September 2013 (EDT)

Straightforward Guidance On Trouble-Free Products In Hot Tub 3 Season Room

  • Delete Obvious spam Nrms (talk) 12:58, 18 September 2013 (EDT)

A Couple Promising Guidance Hot Tub Use In The Summer

  • Delete Obvious spam Nrms (talk) 13:12, 18 September 2013 (EDT)

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October 2013

Garcinia Cambogia Formula


  • spam Koavf (talk) 00:44, 13 October 2013 (EDT)