Wikivoyage:Migration to Wikimedia
Wikivoyage was formally started in 2006 when a group of editors formerly on Wikitravel decided to move their editing activities and current content to a new site, in accordance with the site license, a procedure known as "forking".
The first languages moved were German (in 2006) and Italian. The English version of Wikivoyage was founded in August 2012. Wikivoyage migrated to the Wikimedia Foundation in November 2012.
Merging former accounts
To merge your old account from Wikitravel (or Wikivoyage if you didn't opt to transfer your account during the data migration) into your new one:
- merge your current account with a Wikimedia global account
- Verify that you are the same person
- request that your old account be merged into your new one.
Perform these tasks in that order, and a bureaucrat will perform the merge.
For more information on ways to help out, see the Cleanup page.