The Wikimedia Foundation, the organization behind the Wikipedia portal is taking on the travel industry with its new site Wikivoyage.
The site aims to become a resource for travel articles with the option to even create your physical travel guide (something similar to GetYourGuide.com but Wiki-style).
Wikipedia has undisputedly become a household name with countless searches leading to their over 4 million English-language articles. But will Wikivoyage do to online travel guides, what Wikipedia did to the encyclopedia?
The beta version has been online since September, but the official launch of the site is scheduled for January 15 according to various reports.
In their own words:
“Wikivoyage is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide,” well understood – advertising free. “Whenever travellers meet each other on the road, they swap info about the places they came from and ask questions about places they’re going. We want to make it easy to share that knowledge and let others share it.”
Next time you use Google to search for information on your next travel destination, Wikivoyage may just show up in top results. One thing is certain, the travel industry is in for a potential game changer.
What we like
- The aim
- The simplicity
- The Traveller’s Pub
- The pdf download option
What we could do without
- The boring logo
- The wiki look
Here goes the screenshot:
Think Wikivoyages will be the next big thing or something of a Google Wave flop? Let us know, share your thoughts in the comments.
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