With Wikivoyage, Wikipedia makes foray into world of travel guides
Wikivoyage, a crowd-sourced travel site, is expected to officially launch on Jan. 15.
Wikivoyage, which has been in beta for a couple months now, will operate under the motto "the traveller comes first" – the idea being, the organizers of the site write, "that all our work should be guided towards serving the travellers who are our readers."
Travel-news hub Skift reports that the whole operation should go live by Jan. 15, although it may take a bit of time before Wikivoyage develops a comprehensive database of listings and reviews.
The site is currently a relatively bare-bones affair, with a substantial number of pages, from the Turks and Caicos Islands to Krasnoyarsk Krai, in Siberia, and a lot of blanks in the "itineraries" and "phrasebooks."
Of course, Wikipedia started slow, too, and is currently comprised of well over 4 million English-language articles.