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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

Happy tourist at the Colosseum

Three days in Rome

Experience towering ancient architecture, glorious marble statues and some of the best pasta and gelato you’ve ever tasted

Victoria Falls, view from Zambia at sunset

Where to go on holiday in September 2018

September is the perfect time for a quiet getaway after the summer rush, so we rounded up the best destinations to visit in September 2018

People standup paddle boarding in Takahama, Japan

Japan’s best-kept secret: the gorgeous beaches of Takahama town

You’ve probably never heard of Takahama town in Fukui Prefecture, but its glorious beaches are a hard secret to keep

Beihai Park in summer, Beijing, China

City Highlight: Beijing

Beijing is everything you could want in a modern metropolis, but the city still honors its history

New York’s 10 best LGBT+ nightlife venues

New York’s 10 best LGBT+ nightlife venues

New York City is your haven for immersing yourself in the freedom and expression of the LGBT+ community, writes Aubri McCarter

Food and Drink

Langoustines with bread and dip on a plate - Food in Reykjavic

Reykjavik food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Reykjavik, Iceland

With a plethora of excellent eateries offering traditional Icelandic cuisine with a modern twist, Reykjavik is a top Scandinavian stop for foodies

Roast duck hanging in shop window

Beijing food and drink guide: 10 things to try in Beijing, China

Beijing’s food is a mix of centuries-old traditions and international influences

Mercato Centrale Roma

Mercato Centrale Roma: Italian food at its finest

Mercato Centrale Roma in Rome is your springboard to discover the mouth-watering world of renowned Italian cuisine

Cold beer in pint glasses lined up

Celebrating craft beer in California

Celebrating the International Beer Day (August 3), we put together the 9 best ways to enjoy a nice cold brew in California in 2018

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

City Guides

Coral reef in Cairns


Queensland is where sun-drenched Australian adventures begin, and the rainforest-clad city of Cairns is the adventure capital of the Sunshine State

Philadelphia Skyline, Pennsylvania, USA


Philadelphia is the home of significant moments in American history, but it’s also a leader in the arts and home to gorgeous green spaces, pop-up beer gardens and terrific dining

Sao Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo

São Paulo has a lot to brag about. Known for being Brazil's financial capital, the city has recently developed into a vibrant metropolis with an increasingly exciting nightlife, food and fashion scene

Traditional lamps in the medina of Tunis, Tunisia


With its bustling medina and even busier harbour, Tunis is a city with a vibrant heart, but it's the combination of Arabic, African and European traditions that make the Tunisia capital an invigorating visit

Juliet Capulet's balcony in Verona, Italy


It’s the setting of the world’s greatest love story, but Verona has more to offer than just Romeo and Juliet. While romance, conflict and passion shaped the city, it’s the Roman, medieval and Renaissance architects that earned it UNESCO World Heritage status

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

Fujisan, Japan


From kimono-clad geishas singing karaoke in Kyoto to Buddhist monks whizzing around Tokyo on motorbikes, Japan is a fascinating mix of tradition and modernity that often bewilders but never bores

Zebra at Masai Mara, Kenya


Lions and leopards are just part of the landscape in Kenya, East Africa’s favourite safari destination. More than 40 national parks and nature reserves are scattered between Lake Victoria and the India Ocean, covering every imaginable landscape and featuring just about every animal in Africa: from aardvarks to zebras

Las Vegas Sign, Nevada , USA


Deserted semi-arid plains, extensive deserts, stunning mountain ranges, scenic highways, thrilling ski resorts and devilish gambling meccas: welcome to Nevada

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