Wikitravel received a Webby Award for Best Travel Website in 2007. 6 The similar 12 months, Wikitravel’s founders began Wikitravel Press, a now-defunct undertaking which published printed travel guides based on the web site’s content. 7 The first print guides were released on February 1, 2008.
Alternatively, we may have taken the approach that PediaPress does on Wikipedia and allowed users to construct their own custom guides , however this could have required installing a customized extension onto Wikitravel. Alas, the site was and stays absolutely below the management of Internet Brands, who have been exceedingly reluctant to do even fundamental maintenance, much much less set up experimental extensions to help someone else’s backside line.
This is to not say it’s all peaches and cream, as the site remains a work in progress. For example, while merging Wikivoyage’s picture backend with Wikimedia’s Commons allowed entry to a wealth of recent … Read more