This page describes the criteria for determining the article status of travel topic articles.

Status Name Description
1 Stub An article with little or no information, or not formatted even close to the manual of style. An otherwise-valid article without an article skeleton template may hold this status briefly; adding an appropriate skeleton promotes the article to "outline". A page which has little or no prospect of becoming an article (or being redirected to an article) would be tagged for speedy {{delete}} or nominated for {{vfd}} if what little information it conveys does not meet Wikivoyage's goals.
2 Outline Has at least an introduction (this can be as short as a single sentence explaining what the topic is) and an outline of headers laid out for the article, similar to standard Wikivoyage destination templates. Some of the sections of the outline may have content, but not all of them.
3 Usable Has at least a good overview of the topic, and some useful material under each heading.
4 Guide Effectively covers most aspects of the topic with no obvious omissions. If practical, it should contain a listing of relevant destinations. The format should closely match the manual of style. Should have a custom page-banner.
5 Star Covers the topic fully. Layout and listings either match the manual of style exactly or are the exception that proves the rule. Prose is not only near-perfect grammatically but also tight, effective, and enjoyable. At least one good-quality photo or illustration accompanies the article. If practical (such as for a niche activity), it has a map identifying relevant destinations.

Insert the Wiki Markup listed below in order to display a Wikivoyage Topic's maturity status:

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This article is still a stub and needs your attention. It does not have a template. Please plunge forward and help it grow!

This travel topic about Travel topic status is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!
This travel topic about Travel topic status is a usable article. It touches on all the major areas of the topic. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.
This travel topic about Travel topic status has guide status. It has good, detailed information covering the entire topic. Please contribute and help us make it a star!
This travel topic about Travel topic status is a star article. It covers the topic completely with great information and visuals. If you know of something that has changed, please plunge forward and help it grow!