How to re-use Wikipedia content
This guideline tells you how to re-use Wikipedia content on Wikitravel. Many of the contributions to any language version of Wikipedia may be re-used on Wikitravel, thanks to the fact that the content on both sites works under the same copyleft license.
Am I free to take ANYTHING from Wikipedia and post it on Wikitravel?
Basically yes, but there are a few things you need to think about before you start re-using anything from Wikipedia:
How do I follow the copyleft license?
If you post text from Wikipedia on Wikitravel, you are required to post a specific template on the talk page of the guide on Wikitravel. The template should go at the very top of the talk page and may not be removed (unless the Wikipedia content is removed from Wikitravel, that is). Add the template according to the instructions here. This way, you attribute the contributors who participated to the work on Wikipedia. Please note that if you want to copy something from Wikipedia (in your language version) to Wikitravel in the same language (if there is one), you have to create a template in the actual language. Use the template here on Shared and translate it.
Remember that Wikitravel is a project wholly independent from Wikipedia, and one of our principal goals is to enrich the world through that ever elusive online original content. Copy-pasting blocks of text from Wikipedia is very much discouraged, and will often be reverted. The best use of text from Wikipedia (or any other source with a compatible Creative Commons license or Public Domain status) is when you are having a mental block and grab phrasing from elsewhere.
If you want to post a Wikipedia illustration of some kind in a Wikitravel guide, you do not have to use the template. Instead, upload the illustration here on Shared and use the special template for illustrations from Wikimedia Commons.