|Type of site||Wiki|
|Available language(s)||18 languages|
|Owner||The copyright of the content is owned by the individual authors, but the domain, server, and trademarks are owned by Internet Brands. Uniform Resource Locator is an URI which also specifies where the identified resource is available and the protocol for retrieving it A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content using a simplified Markup language. In the Philosophy of language, a natural language (or ordinary language) is a Language that is spoken or written in phonemic-alphabetic or phonemically-related Internet Brands ( is a company based in El Segundo California that operates online media, community and E-commerce|
|Created by||Evan Prodromou, Michele Ann Jenkins|
Wikitravel is a Web-based project "to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable worldwide travel guide. The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked Hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. _____ __ / ___/ / /_ ____ ____ \__ \ / __/ / __ \ / __ \ ___/ / / /_ A guide book is a book for Tourists or travelers that provides details about a Geographic location, Tourist destination, or Itinerary. "
Although it uses a wiki model to create the guide and to deliver it on the World Wide Web, Wikitravel content is also used in printed guides published by Wikitravel Press. A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content using a simplified Markup language. The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked Hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. Wikitravel is built through collaboration of Wikitravellers from around the globe. Articles can cover any level of geographic specificity, from continents to districts of a city. These are logically connected in a hierarchy, by specifying that the location covered in one article "is in" the larger location described by another. The project also includes articles on travel-related topics, phrasebooks for travelers, and suggested itineraries.
Wikitravel is a multilingual project available in 18 languages, with each language-specific project developed independently.
Wikitravel was started in July 2003 by Evan Prodromou and Michele Ann Jenkins, inspired in part by Wikipedia . July 2003: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - ***************************************************************************************** * * The project uses the MediaWiki software, which is also used by Wikipedia. MediaWiki is a web-based Wiki software application used by all projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, all wikis hosted by Wikia, and However, Wikitravel is not a Wikimedia project; it was begun and is operated independently. The Wikimedia Foundation Inc is a Non-profit charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, Unlike Wikipedia, it uses the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license rather than the GNU Free Documentation License. Creative Commons (CC is a Non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share The GNU Free Documentation License ( GNU FDL or simply GFDL) is a Copyleft License for free documentation designed by the Free Software Among other things, this more easily allows individuals, tourism agencies, etc. to make free reprints of individual pages. Although both Wikipedia and Wikitravel are free content resources, because of the incompatible licenses, content cannot be freely copied between them. _____ __ / ___/ / /_ ____ ____ \__ \ / __/ / __ \ / __ \ ___/ / / /_ Wikitravel's different objectives have also resulted in different policies and content guidelines. For example, Wikitravel eschews a neutral point of view requirement, as it is written from the point of view of a traveler, and instead encourages editors to "be fair. "
On April 20, 2006, Wikitravel announced that it and World66 – another open-content travel guide – had been acquired by Internet Brands. Events 1303 - The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. World66 was a Dutch company which embraced the Open content idea and tried to transform it into a profitable business Internet Brands ( is a company based in El Segundo California that operates online media, community and E-commerce  The new owner hired Prodromou and Jenkins to continue managing Wikitravel as a consensus-based project. They explained that Internet Brands' long-term plan was for Wikitravel to continue to focus on collaborative, objective guides, while World66 would focus more on personal experiences and reviews. As a result many authors of the German language community decided to fork the German Wikitravel, which was released on December 10, 2006 as Wikivoyage. In Software engineering, a project fork happens when developers take a copy of Source code from one software package and start independent development Events 1041 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Wikivoyage is a free web -based Travel guide for both travel destinations and travel topics written by voluntary authors On April 1, 2008 Internet Brands added Google advertising to Wikitravel, with an opt-out mechanism for registered users. AdWords is Google 's flagship advertising product and main source of revenue ($16
On May 1, 2007 Wikitravel received the Webby Award for Best Travel Website. Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
On August 3, 2007, Prodromou, Jenkins and long-time contributor Jani Patokallio started Wikitravel Press, a company that produces and sells print guidebooks based on material contributed to Wikitravel. Events 8 - Roman Empire General Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The first Wikitravel Press guides, Chicago and Singapore, were officially launched on February 1, 2008. Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common  Content in these guidebooks is available under the same Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license that Wikitravel material is licensed under. Creative Commons (CC is a Non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share