Travel the World Via Wikivoyage.org
For those of you who dream of trotting the globe, we’d like to draw your attention to the new Wiki travel site that launched today. Whether you crave hiking through Bhutan, or veg-ing on the beach at Kailua, you can now visit Wikivoyage.org and see what others have to say about your favorite destination, or use it to plan your next trip. According to an article on nbcnews.com:
The site, which originally launched as Wikitravel in Germany in 2006, joined the Wikimedia family in October 2012 and has been in beta since November. Launching on the 12th anniversary of Wikipedia’s own debut, the site currently features approximately 50,000 articles on destinations, itineraries and other travel topics. As with its sister site, it relies completely on user-generated content, allows anyone to edit that content and accepts no advertising.
That combination, say observers, could present a powerful tool for travelers and a serious threat to traditional guidebook publishers. In fact, it’s not hard to imagine Wikivoyage having the same impact on guidebook publishers that its sister site has had on encyclopedias.
If you want to chime in yourself, you can go to your favorite hot spots in the world and comment on the best places to eat, sleep, and see. Once you drill down deeper on the site, there are still plenty of blanks that need to be filled in. Here is the Wikivoyage.org entry for Davis. What do you think of it? Does Tandem Properties deserve a mention?