World Travel Guide - Official Destination Guides and Travel Stories

Welcome to 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


Top 5: Budget Holiday Destinations for 2017

From Bulgaria to Mexico, here are five of the best bang-for-buck travel destinations around the world.

City Highlight: Jakarta

Jakarta is bold and dynamic as the Java coffee beans it has been exporting to the world since the 17th century. For intrepid foodies, it’s Kopi Luwak that gets all the attention.

Snorkelling in Antarctica and other wild swims

From snorkelling in Antarctica to swimming with horses in Argentina, Ian Belcher explores some of the world’s most extraordinary ways to take a dip.

Chefchaouen, The Green City

Donald Twain finds out why in an ancient town painted almost entirely blue, all the locals are smoking the green stuff.

Top 5: Adventurous Destinations of the Next Decade

These destinations are set to take off over the next few years – get there now before the crowds descend.

Food and Drinks


The Health Benefits of Tiger Nuts

“Tiger what?” is perhaps the most frequent response we hear when talking about this subject. Even more confusing is it isn’t a ‘nut’.

Around the World in Eight (Tasty) Fries

Never mind its origin (French and Belgium both claim ownership), French fries, or chips, are enjoyed by people around the world.

Around the World in Eight (Tasty) Rice Dishes

We like rice. Short grain. Long grain. Wild or Jasmine. We steam it or cheat it with a pack of ‘ready prepared’.

Top 5: Most Romantic Restaurants in Europe

Each has its unrivalled magic to mark your occasion and send your taste-buds on a trip to heaven.

Top 5: Best Breweries in the USA

As craft beer now accounts for about 21% of the US beer market, we give you the Top 5 Craft Breweries in America.

City Guides



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


Bratislava is full of character, with a beautifully restored historic quarter, a setting on the Danube and a liking for a good night out.


Havana pulsates with all the art, music, tropical sensuality and bustle that befits the largest capital city in the Caribbean.


The archetypal Asian metropolis, Tokyo is a heady blend of the futuristic and traditional. From neon signs to Shinto shrines, this is a city of true sensory overload.


As Canada celebrates its 150 years, head to Toronto, Canada’s biggest metropolis, to soak up the energy, verve and electricity it offers.

Country Guides



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


Malaysia is a where Chinese joss houses, Hindu temples and gold-domed mosques jostle for space with towering skyscrapers.

New Zealand

What’s not to love about this beautiful country? Find out why New Zealand is a phenomenal travel destination.


Poland offers much to travellers of all stripes – from the stunning old towns of Cracow to the wilderness of the Białowieża National Park.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a land of ancient ruins and religious relics, palm-fringed beaches and colourful reefs, balmy rainforests and local legends.