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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 June 2018

Longing to escape the stress of modern life and fly off for a well-earned early summer holiday? We have the best destinations for you

City Highlight: Oslo, Norway

Lush and green Oslo flaunts a plethora of fun outdoor activities, and a visit to this scenic Scandinavian city promises a taste of its rich Viking heritage too

10 of the best night trains in Europe

European night trains are becoming something of an endangered species, but these 10 overnight sleeper trains are still holding strong on the continent

28 reasons to visit Amsterdam

Zahia Siab shares 28 reasons to visit Amsterdam and partake in its endless experiences fit for first-timers and old hands

Top 5: Out-of-the-box summer festivals

Summer is a great time of year to indulge your wild side, so take full advantage of the season at these top five mad-as-a-hatter summer festivals

Food and Drink


Oslo food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Oslo, Norway

From hearty Scandinavian meat stews to delicate Atlantic salmon filets, here are the top 10 things to try in the innovative Scandinavian city of Oslo

Paris food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Paris, France

Paris distinguishes itself from the culinary pack with its timeless recipes and divine flavours that no other place in the world can quite replicate

Riga food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Riga, Latvia

From rye bread to liquid bread, here are top ten must-tries in Riga, where Nordic and Eastern European influences create a delightful melting pot of flavour

Valletta Food & Drink Guide: 10 things to try in Valletta, Malta

Malta has a strong reputation for its varied but always delicious cuisine, this guide shares the must-try food and drink, and where to find them in Valletta

Tel Aviv food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Tel Aviv

A delicious melting pot of cultures, Tel Aviv provides foodies with a diverse range of Middle Eastern dishes and some of the Mediterranean’s finest bites

City Guides



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


With over 3,000 years of history, Israel’s largest city and the spiritual centre of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian religions, Jerusalem is a truly unique destination. Nestled in the Judean Hills on the edge of the desert, for centuries the so-called Golden City has stood as the most worshipped, fought-over and loved city in the world


Veiled in eclectic architecture and sharp Scandinavian design, Oslo is a cultural Shangri-La that blends a buzzing party scene with a wealth of top-class museums and galleries


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


Central European in appearance and spirit, Zagreb bears the hallmark of centuries spent under Vienna and Budapest but remains staunchly Croatian

Country/ State/ Region Guides



Colombia is blessed with natural beauty: Andean peaks, Caribbean beaches, pristine Amazon jungle, and so much more


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


From precipitous glaciers to steep-sided gorges and crystalline fjords, Norway’s natural beauty is impossible to overstate. The unspoilt wilderness of the Arctic north is one of the few places where the sun shines at midnight during the summer and where the magnificent Northern Lights brighten the skies during the long winter nights

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


Russia is at once breathtaking and baffling. Winston Churchill’s much-quoted line that the world’s largest nation represented “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” is as true today as it was back then