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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


Christmas in Zurich

From mulled wine and chocolate treats, to impressive Christmas trees and sparkly festive lights, Christmas in Zurich is a magical occasion

City highlight: Warsaw

Epic nightlife, rich history and fascinating culture make Warsaw, Poland’s capital, an exciting city to visit and explore

The 19 strangest places to ski

Hitting the slopes this winter and getting bored of mainstream ski resorts? From hermit kingdom to active volcano sites, here are the 19 strangest places to ski

New Zealand on a budget

Blessed with breathtaking landscapes, New Zealand attracts travellers including backpackers so here are top tips for travelling around New Zealand on a budget

City Highlight: Rio de Janeiro

Vibrant, exciting and dazzling are words synonymous with Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s favourite party cities

Food and Drink


Budapest food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Budapest

Hungarian food is not for the faint-hearted, from deep-fried treats to an abundance of sour-cream, loosen your belt now for the top 10 things to try in Budapest

Dubrovnik food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Dubrovnik

With a pleasing mix of locally sourced and contemporary cuisine, Dubrovnik is the foodie pearl of the Dalmatian coast

Tenerife food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Tenerife

Blessed with fertile soil and an abundance of fish, Tenerife offers an eclectic sampling of stews, fish and wines for you to enjoy

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

City Guides



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


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


Bordered by the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and located on the crossroads of ancient caravan routes, Fès is one of the world’s best-preserved medieval cities


With the Mediterranean lapping at its shores, Nice’s prime position on the Côte d’Azur is its biggest draw for tourists. Don’t expect miles of golden sand – the beach is stony and rugged, though invariably packed with bronzed sunbathers


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



Despite its small size, Austria has a long-established international reputation, which is why most visitors arrive with heads full of Habsburg, Mozart and Alpine visions


Prepare for epic mountain ranges, great plains, enchanting national parks, ancient ruins, lively cities, and lavish ski resorts: Colorado will knock your socks off


India is a beautiful and bamboozling place, an endlessly fascinating country that is often challenging and always surprising

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a fascinating country where travellers can explore remote villages, as well as enjoying spectacular diving, stunning wildlife and myriad cultures


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