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To help further the goals laid out in the Tourist Bureau Expedition this page will help direct tourism professionals to related Wikitravel policies and explain any questions.
How can my bureau help?
Any help on Wikitravel is greatly appreciated and a good place to start about what kind of help we’re looking for is Ways to help Wikitravel. Additionally, we’re always looking for help with adding tourist maps and images to Wikitravel, however, we need all materials uploaded or shared with Wikitravel to be compliant with our copyright policy and image policy.
Every month we feature some of our best guides on the front page of Wikitravel, viewed by hundreds of thousands of visitors every month. That could be your destination! However, this requires you taking the time to carefully construct a complete guide in line with our policies and our tone, but considering the costs of reaching a global audience the size of Wikitravel's through advertisement, it could easily prove more economical, more effective and more fun!
The Colorado hotel Wine Country Inn  spent a month building up a guide for its home region, Colorado's Wine Country, which was featured on the front page in August 2009. You can read about his experiences with the process in the related press release here.
Furthermore, as destinations guides grow into well developed articles, they tend to begin attracting a larger number of contributors who update, upgrade and improve the content constantly. As Wikitravel's content is provided under a free license, you can take the new information, reviews, etc. back into your internal information ecology, provided that you release it under a similar license (no copyright).
How do we edit Wikitravel?
The first thing option is to plunge forward and do your best to follow our manual of style. Don’t worry about the little mistakes, because we’ll help you out and fix any mistakes. To make your Wikitravel editing experience more enjoyable and less hassle free please read over several of the policies listed below. We know, from personal experience, that using wiki markup is confusing, but reading our wiki markup will help you.
Creating a new guide
Guidelines for listings
Currently, Wikitravel is in the process of converting to using new listings. It’s recommended that staff members of CVBs use these listings for ease of use. For an example on how these listings are used please see Singapore or Cincinnati.
Also, please read over the following policies: