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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


Where to go on holiday in October 2017

Now that we’ve waved a reluctant goodbye to the summer sun, it’s time to embrace a milder climate and, with it, a calmer travelling experience

City Highlight: New Delhi

New Delhi is a city of contrasts, and can be bewildering for first-time visitors, as the sights, sounds, smells and sensations can go into overdrive

Top 5 places to see autumn foliage in Europe

Every autumn, the glorious display of colour that spreads across the forests in the Northern Hemisphere is one of the most magical natural phenomena known to man

Cyprus for foodies

With sun-kissed beaches, ancient ruins and tranquil villages, Cyprus offers an island escape to fit all – and it’s also a foodie destination in its own right

City Highlight: Madrid

Madrid is vibrant, creative, and has a regal vibe with grand architecture befitting an ancient empire that once gripped the Iberian Peninsula

Food and Drink


How to eat and drink in New Orleans

From fried chicken at Popeye’s to “insane” peanut ice cream at Pêche, George Reynolds finds there’s more to New Orleans than the classic French Quarter crawl

6 ways to escape the crowds at Oktoberfest

Whether you’re an Oktoberfest diehard or have yet to lift your first masskrug, there will come a time when you want to relax. Andrew Eames gets away from it all

South Africa’s finest wines shine at IWSC

From pinotage to chenin blanc, South Africa shows its wines can take their place among the best in the world. By Adam Lechmere

The complete guide to modern beer

How do you find your way through the thousands of beers on the shelves? World of Food and Drink presents the definitive guide to modern (and ancient) beer

How to enjoy mezcal with food

Step away from the shot glass – at least until you read our guide to pairing mezcal with food, by Ella Buchan

City Guides



Amsterdam is more than just coffee shops, it has an amalgam of canals, vintage bicycles, idyllic parks and scintillating galleries


Today, many of Delhi’s less-shiny areas are seeing a rebirth, with stylish new shops and restaurants cropping up in some of the least-expected places


Cosmopolitan and creative, Madrid has all the features of a modern European capital. At the same time, the legacy of its rich and complex history is visible everywhere


Perched on a peninsula jutting out into the River Plate, Montevideo, has been captivating visitors with its blend of Old and New World charm for centuries

Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, is a quintessential Southeast Asian city: a buzzing whirl of saffron robes, heaving markets and golden spires

Country Guides



Australia is a land of savage beauty, big adventure and even bigger horizons. There are good reasons why the country finds itself touted as one of the ultimate travel getaways


A narrow slither of land wedged between the Pacific and the Andes, Chile stands as a nation apart in South America - both literally and figuratively


Some of the world’s oldest societies came out of this ancient land and many refer to the region as the ‘cradle of civilisation’


With reefs and rainforests, mountains and minarets, skyscrapers and sampans, Malaysia certainly lives up to its slogan: “truly Asia”

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom; a busy, eccentric and unique destination with a daft sense of humour. Few places cram in as much scenery, history and culture as the UK