Wikitravel was designed on the motto of online encyclopedia, the Wikipedia - that is anyone can edit the content of the website. And, this works out to be a magnificent design as this website has become a must for anyone who is taking a travel to a place where he has never been before. The website is contributed by more than 40,000 authors and what's more, there is special compiled place from travel enthusiasts and known personality.
This is the seventh year of its existence and hence, it has become quite comprehensive. The English version of this website alone comprises more than 24,000 entries which can help people travelling to any place on this planet Earth.
The huge desire of travelers to share their experience is the backbone of this website, as it publishes mainly those articles which are based on personal experience. Review article based on personal experience is always considered as the best and have more trustworthiness because of its very personal nature. That is the main attraction of this platform.
Whereas wikipedia has been criticized for letting anyone edit anything - the same motto is the strength of this website. Though, we should stay away from comparing this website to that of wikipedia. Both of these are behemoth in their respective areas.
This website is also started to publish travel book for those who cannot have internet connection every time. The wikitravel has already published more than 5 books entirely based on the content of this website.
If you have decided to travel to any corner of this Earth, do check wikitravel to learn more and have authentic information about that place. This will certainly help you out and will make you aware of any problem that you may face there, since it is mostly based on personal experience.