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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


All You Need to Know About Swaziland’s 50/50 Celebrations

With the 50/50 Celebrations falling on 19 April, Zahia Siab headed to Swaziland to see what this epic cultural event had to offer

Iceland By Air - Iceland Sightseeing in a Boeing 737 Max 8

Robin Brown embarks on the inaugural flight of Iceland Air's latest edition to their fleet, the Boeing 737 max 8

Which Caribbean island is perfect for you?

With over 7,000 islands to choose from, we pick the best for every traveller, whether you're a thrill-seeker, a romantic or a history lover

City Highlight: Tel Aviv

Easy-going Tel Aviv is a hypnotic blend of beachside adventure, gleaming Bauhaus architecture, thriving café culture and thrumming nightlife

The 20 greenest destinations on Earth

From self-sufficient villages in Italy to pioneering national parks in Rwanda, we round up 20 of the world’s greenest destinations

Food and Drink


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

Boston Food & Drink Guide: 10 Things to Try in Boston, USA

Boston’s culture is shaped by its geography and history, and its food is no exception, with each local dish providing a unique taste of this fascinating city

6 Unique Food & Wine Experiences in Catalonia

Indulge in wine pairing, Cava making and brandy tasting while enjoying a grand food and drink holiday in the heart of Catalonia, Spain

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

Searching for the best chardonnay in Margaret River, Western Australia

Shaped by passion, the chardonnays of Margaret River in Western Australia have gained worldwide recognition, Agnes Emri shares the best wine producers

City Guides



Amman, the capital of Jordan, is the Middle East for beginners. As one of the oldest, continually inhabited cities in the world, it now finds itself as a cross between traditional Arabic sensibilities and Western commercialism


Perhaps for the very first time, the hyperbole from the Chinese tourist brochure that surrounds Hangzhou and its infamous West Lake is justified in its over-the-top accolades. As they say around these parts: "Above is Paradise, below is Hangzhou."


Ljubljana may be compact, but it boasts myriad architectural styles, a picturesque Old Town and a youthful population who give its bountiful bars and restaurants the energy of a much bigger city


Once a stepping stone for the Galapagos Islands, travellers are now unearthing the colonial charm and cosmopolitan buzz of Ecuador’s proud epicentre, Quito


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


It’s easy to see why Lawrence of Arabia was so taken with Jordan. Probably the most appealing destination in the Middle East , this ancient Arab kingdom is a hospitable land packed with epic scenery and momentous relics


Officially known as the Republic of Latvia, this small nation remained tucked behind the Iron Curtain until the early nineties. Today it is one of the most visited countries in the Baltics and lures visitors with its dramatic landscapes and rich heritage


Hidden high on the roof of the world, Tibet is a land of golden monasteries, spectacular mountain scenery and a deep spiritual heritage that lives as much in our imagination as it does in the remote Himalayas

United Arab Emirates

Comprised of little more than sand dunes, crumbling forts and fishing villages a century ago, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has grown into a show-stopping, headline-grabbing destination which offers an intriguing blend of traditional Islamic culture and rampant consumerism