The Wikimedia Foundation has just announced its newest project, Wikivoyage, a free, online travel guide that anyone can edit.

Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, said of the launch:

“There’s a huge global demand for travel information, but very few sources are both comprehensive and non-commercial. That’s about to change,” said Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikivoyage is a great, useful service for travelers, and I’m expecting that with the support of the Wikimedia Foundation and the global Wikimedia editing community, it’s going to get even bigger and better.”

Wikivoyage has been a collaborative wiki-based travel guide since 2006 with communities in both Germany and Italy. Initially supported solely by the Wikivoyage Association, a German non-profit organisation, the content has now been migrated to Wikimedia servers and will benefit from the input of the global Wikimedia Community.

Wikivoyage is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license, which allows anyone the right to read, copy, print, save, download, modify, distribute, sell, and update its content in any way, provided the terms of the free license are respected. This includes giving proper attribution to the creators of the content and ensuring that any reuse or derivative works are also freely-licensed.

To find out more about Wikivoyage and start contributing visit the site here.

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