|This page in a nutshell: The core underlying principle of Wikivoyage is that it is written for the benefit of travellers. The question "what is best for the traveller" should always guide decision making.|
"The traveller comes first" is an underlying principle that Wikivoyagers use when making decisions about Wikivoyage. All our work aims foremost to serve the travellers who are our readers.
Some things that evolve out of the idea of the traveller coming first:
- When we review hotels, restaurants, sights, etc., we try to be honest and fair, and not let personal issues or promotional interests color our reviews.
- We make our navigation as intuitive as possible, to help readers find what they're looking for.
- We try not to bore or alienate readers with our personal opinions, beliefs, etc.; instead, we try to help the reader form and explore their own beliefs and ideas about travel.
- We share our excitement about the destinations we cover.
- Regions, price classifications etc are based on the convenience and expectations of travellers, not bureaucratic fiat (administrative districts, formal star ratings and so on).