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Wikitravel is a growing concern -- as a project and as a travel guide. This page is for recording some milestones in Wikitravel's history (or future), and for setting up some milestones along the way of where we want to go. It's for gauging our progress, looking forward and looking back.

Figures below refer only to the English version of Wikitravel. See Multilingual statistics to track totals across all language versions.


Web site[edit]

Domain name registered  February 19, 2003 MediaWiki software installed and operational  July 24, 2003 First major crash Database crashed February 20, 2004


First article  Main Page, July 24, 2003 100th article   ? (sometime in early August, 2003) 1,000th article  North Dakota, January 16, 2004 5,000th article Suzdal, August 3, 2005 10,000th article  Loveland (Ohio), July 12, 2006 50,000th article (across all language versions)  Khancoban, August 20, 2009 50,000th article (English)   ? 100,000th article   ? Last CIA World Factbook 2002 disclaimer removed from a country article June 5, 2006 Every UNESCO World Heritage Site covered  ?


First user  July 24, 2003 100th user  November 7, 2003 500th user  April 15th, 2004 1000th user  November 4th, 2004 5000th user  March 20th, 2006 10,000th user  November 2006


First report of someone using Wikitravel article(s) for travel  Talk:Taiwan#Thanx for the guide, September 23rd, 2004 First report of someone using Wikitravel article(s) exclusively for travel  "I think printing out excerpts from wikitravel and bring them along from the trip should suffice." [1], March 28, 2006 First paper publication of a Wikitravel article   ? First inclusion of Wikitravel content in a paper travel guide  JetAway magazine, Issue 5 (May/June 2006), "JetStar Asia Destinations" pp. 60-68 First violation of the Wikitravel copyleft  Detected March 29th, 2004, see Wikitravel talk:Non-compliant redistribution First #1 Google hit  Apo Kayan, See [2], Detected April 21st, 2004


First blog entry about Wikitravel  Logical Disconnect, August 15, 2003 First Slashdot article mentioning Wikitravel  Wikipedia Criticised by Its Co-founder, January 5, 2005 (indirect reference) First mainstream press article about Wikitravel  The Hindu ("India's National Paper"), September 15, 2003 First external Web site about Wikitravel (e.g., "ihatewikitravel.org")   ?

10 years anniversary[edit]

As of 24 Jul 2013 in all languages Wikitravel has:

Articles 63,617 Total pages 187,174 Edits 3,260,807 Photos uploaded 18,539 Registered users 131,136 Visitors per day 350,000