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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 December 2017

Whether it’s snow or sun, there are plenty of options for a December holiday

City Highlight: Hanoi

Teeming with culture, history and fantastic street food stalls spilling out across the street, Hanoi offers an eye-popping introduction to Vietnam

5 Mexican towns that are off the beaten track

From the firefly forest of Tlaxcala to surrealist sculptures in Xcalak, there is far more to Mexico than the beaches of the Mayan Riviera, as Venetia Thompson reports

Discover the hidden gems of Gothenburg

With hip galleries, boutiques and cafes, and a strong local design and food scene, Gothenburg has become Sweden’s coolest city

City Highlight: Seattle

Surrounded by lush green forests, water and mountains, Seattle is an outdoor lover’s paradise

Food and Drink


Red wines in the Mosel

Henry Jeffreys tries Spätburgunder - Pinot Noir - from German wine region Mosel, and recommends the best supermarket and specialty wines

Soho Vs Mayfair

Jostling against each other like spirited siblings, Soho and Mayfair are as distinct as you could wish, yet you can stagger between them in moments

Heston Blumenthal's next challenge

The world-renowned chef plans to tailor-make dishes that will connect with personal memories

Sister Act: the amazing winemaking McBrides

Like a vinous Disney tale, two sisters who grew up on different continents, unaware of the other’s existence, are now making wine together

Why Argentinian winemakers are reaching for the sky

Argentinian winemakers have always loved heights, but now – as the latest IWSC results show – their wines are very much in the mainstream

City Guides



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


Work is a side note in Denver, where locals live for the city’s happening arts scene, its proximity to a tremendous natural playground, and some 300 glorious days of sunshine a year


London’s status as a truly global city is indelible. Visitors tend to focus on the West End and its surrounding areas, immersing themselves in classic icons; from black cabs and red double decker buses

Phnom Penh

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


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

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

Czech Republic

A historic jewel at the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic packs a sizeable punch for such a small country; from majestic castles to medieval towns, it has much to offer international visitors


A complicated but fascinating country with some of the most enduring historical monuments on Earth, Egypt stands as an unforgettable travel destination

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

South Korea

South Korea can come across as inscrutable at first glance. It’s a land of stark contrasts; a place where tradition and technology are equally embraced