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Editor's review Page 2 of 3

Published 20 Jan 2013

[cont'd] to donate their brand to the new project hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. The proposal was approved by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees in October 2012. The site was moved over to the Wikimedia Foundation servers in November of 2012, where it has been in Beta. The purpose of the Wikivoyage Association is to promote education and knowledge of all countries and regions in the world, as well as understanding among nations. "As contributors to Wikivoyage, we work hard to create high-quality content, written by travelers, for travelers, in their own language," said Peter Fitzgerald, an administrator on Wikivoyage. "We're very excited to be part of the Wikimedia community, and we invite travelers to join us in creating an independent, non-commercial, online travel guide for the world. We are confident that it will become the number one travel resource on the web." Wikivoyage is currently available in nine languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish and there are already approximately 50,000 articles up and running. These are edited and improved by a core group of approximately 200 volunteer editors.
 
Despite the naysayers, Wikipedia and all of its derivatives, have become the benchmark for quick research on the net whether we like it or not. While we are aware of the possible incorrect entries at times we are generally well prepared to put up with the odd blemish for the solid information and links that the sites' provide. If it goes...