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World Travel Guide


Editorial Foreword

  The World Travel Guide (WTG) is the flagship digital consumer brand within the Columbus Travel Media portfolio. Available in English, German, French and Spanish versions, the WTG provides detailed and accurate travel content designed to inspire global travellers. It covers all aspects, from cities to airports, cruise ports to ski and beach resorts, attractions to events, and it also includes offbeat travel news, stories, quizzes and guides for adventurous travellers.

Travel Features


Colombia’s coffee paradise

Rumour has it that Colombians love their coffee more than anyone else, so the team at goes to Zona Cafetera (Coffee Zone) to investigate

City Highlight: Kuwait City

With its stunning skyline, a plethora of fabulous restaurants and cultural hotspots, Kuwait City is definitely a top contender within the Arabian Gulf

Top 10 Christmas markets in Europe

Do you love everything about Christmas? Head to one of these markets in the run-up to the big day and experience all the delights the season has to offer

Where to go on holiday in December 2017

Whether it’s snow or sun, there are plenty of options for a December holiday

City Highlight: Hanoi

Teeming with culture, history and fantastic street food stalls spilling out across the street, Hanoi offers an eye-popping introduction to Vietnam

Food and Drink


New York City food & drink guide: 10 things to try in New York City

New York City is packed with restaurants from around the world, from delis to diners, street vendors to celebrity restaurants, here are the top 10 things to try

Red wines in the Mosel

Henry Jeffreys tries Spätburgunder - Pinot Noir - from German wine region Mosel, and recommends the best supermarket and specialty wines

Soho Vs Mayfair

Jostling against each other like spirited siblings, Soho and Mayfair are as distinct as you could wish, yet you can stagger between them in moments

Heston Blumenthal's next challenge

The world-renowned chef plans to tailor-make dishes that will connect with personal memories

Sister Act: the amazing winemaking McBrides

Like a vinous Disney tale, two sisters who grew up on different continents, unaware of the other’s existence, are now making wine together

City Guides



Gritty, no-nonsense, and unassuming it may be, but Cleveland has grown beyond its blue-collar image as an industrial hub, to become a vibrant and ethnically diverse metropolis


Your first thoughts might be of abandoned neighbourhoods and derelict car plants, but Detroit will surprise you with its flourishing cultural scene and buzzing revitalisation projects

Kuwait City

A small city-state perched on the northern end of the Arabian Gulf, Kuwait City is blessed with a beautiful coastline, impressive architecture and a plethora of places to eat

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is an awe-inspiring city; its stunning tropical setting is matched by its fun-loving residents. Sheer granite peaks rise from the ocean between glorious stretches of sand.


The national beauty sweepstakes may have been won by Cracow years ago, and Gdańsk still claims the endless Baltic Sea, but neither matches Warsaw for its culture, verve and variety

Country/ State/ Region Guides



Bahrain means ‘Two Seas’, a fitting name for an archipelago of 33 islands in the Gulf, which defines itself in relation to the water that surrounds its shallow shores


You could spend a lifetime’s worth of holidays in France and still not feel you’d done the country justice. It remains one of the planet’s most visited tourist destination


Madagascar floats off the coast of Mozambique, in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, and is home to some of the weirdest, most wonderful wildlife in existence


Tucked away in the heart of South Africa sits the Kingdom of Lesotho, known to locals as the Kingdom of the Sky


With its reputation for violence and political instability, many travellers opt to give Venezuela a wide berth