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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

Four women in cosplay in Zurich

Where to go on holiday in August 2018

From the largest trumpet festival in the world to the annual wildebeest migration, it’s time to make your August holiday a little more interesting

Landmarks in Europe

Travelling to Europe without a Visa

From January 2020, non-EU visitors to Europe Schengen member countries will need an ETIAS or a Schengen visa, here’s what you need to know about ETIAS

Bare chested Swazi men performing a ceremonious dance

10 reasons to visit eSwatini (Swaziland)

eSwatini is a hidden gem only a few hours from South Africa, here are 10 reasons to visit this exciting holiday destination

City of Edinburgh

City Highlight: Edinburgh

World-class culture, striking architecture and a dazzling nightlife, Edinburgh is a city that will leave you awestruck and wanting more

Britain’s best train journeys

From chugging through the Scottish Highlands, to swooshing along the East Coast of England, here are Britain’s best train rides

Food and Drink

Riesling grapes

Riesling on the rise

Riesling is one of the oldest types of white wine in the world, and the Germans do it better than anyone

Vineyard in Germany

An introduction into German wine

Germany isn’t your typical wine country, but they make some of the best wine in the world

Vietnamese woman sells cocoes on the street

How to eat and drink well in Ho Chi Minh City

For exotic dishes paired with refreshing craft beers, East West Brewing Co. is the best guide to eat and drink well in Vietnam’s capital city


Edinburgh food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland’s traditional dishes are a little unconventional, but they’re definitely worth a try

American food; burgers and chips and soda

Top 10 American dishes to try in London

London may not have the Fourth of July fireworks, but this city has all the classic American dishes you need to celebrate properly

City Guides

Aberdeen University, Scotland


Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city, balancing 8,000 years of history with a modern-day role as an oil industry powerhouse.

Acropolis in Athens, Greece


Greece may be undergoing a difficult period, but Athens will forever remain a European centre of culture, with stunning classical sites and world-class museums

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco


"Why did you have to come to Casablanca? There are other places." Humphrey Bogart's plea to Ingrid Bergman in the classic film Casablanca rings true for many tourists today

Basilica Quito, Ecuador


Once a stepping stone for the Galapagos Islands, travellers are now unearthing the colonial charm and cosmopolitan buzz of Ecuador’s proud epicentre, Quito

False Creek Vancouver, Canada


Urban buzz meets nature in Vancouver, a multicultural oceanside city on the edge of the wilderness of forested mountains

Country/ State/ Region Guides

Caminito, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Spirited Argentina, with its clamouring capital, vast pampas, delicious, food, rolling wine regions and snowy peaks, is a land bursting with adventure

Ocean Bar, Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Recent years have been kind to the Dominican Republic, which is now ensconced as the Caribbean’s most visited destination. It’s not hard to see why. A seemingly endless spread of white-sandy beaches and palm trees play host to a similarly sizeable range of holiday resorts


With traditional customs still central to everyday life, the Kingdom of eSwatini (Swaziland) offers an unparalleled insight into Africa’s tribal societies in a setting that is safe and welcoming to visitors. Combine this with a varied landscape and untamed wildlife, and you have a nation ripe for exploration

Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia


From broad sweeps of beach overlooked by a tumble of sugar-cube houses, to grand ancient ruins and the vast, rolling dunes of the Sahara, Tunisia encapsulates everything that’s enticing about North Africa

Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Ukraine.


Vast and mysterious to many, Ukraine is barely known to outsiders despite being one of the largest countries in Europe. Long-associated with its colossal neighbour Russia, it's a country that stands out in its own right for its varied landscapes and surprising cultural diversity