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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


An essential (and fun) guide to Oktoberfest

Don your lederhosen and start polishing your stein glass – Oktoberfest is just around the corner, and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever

City highlight: Vienna

Discover the blend of Baroque grandeur and space-age museums in Vienna, and see why it’s constantly voted one of the world’s most liveable cities

Top 5: Culture shock holidays

For a holiday with a difference, discover the thrill of centuries-old cultures and traditional ways of life in some of the world’s most undiscovered locations

Do you need a visa for Cuba?

The short answer is yes, but the process is easy (you can definitely do it yourself) and the cost is £17 for UK residents

Pucić Palace, Dubrovnik

Overlooking a cobblestone square in the heart of Dubrovnik's old town, this luxury boutique hotel could be the perfect base to explore Croatia's stunning historic city. Coralie Modschiedler finds out.

Food and Drink


The world’s best coffees

Whether it’s from the Bolivian highlands or the Caribbean coastal ranges, finding the best coffee is as difficult as choosing a wine, says Fiona Beckett

Fantastic beasts and where to stuff them

Felicity Carter opens up the strange and wonderful world of taxidermy - and tells you where you can learn the morbid art

Moove over wine: Britain gets its first milk sommelier

Forget wine or beer - Nione Meakin finds that the best match for steak tartare is a glass of semi-skimmed

The wilder shores of the Algarve

The Algarve may be known for mass tourism and packed beaches, but Barnaby Eales finds a simpler – and wilder - corner of the Portuguese coast

The gastronomic pleasures of a Silk Road town

You’d think good food would be scarce in a town surrounded by desert – but you’d be wrong. Paul Stafford discovers Khiva’s culinary offerings

City Guides



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


Closer to Bali than Bondi, Darwin’s laid-back, small-town vibe makes it a very different proposition to the shiny metropolises of the country’s East Coast


Now one of Germany’s wealthiest cities, Hanover literally had to rise from its own ashes following WWII, but has since become a blend of ancient and modern


Dynamic Seoul is a bewitching mix of ancient and modern, packaged in a surprisingly compact metropolis that has earned it a UNESCO City of Design title


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

Country Guides



Spirited Argentina, with its clamouring capital, vast pampas, delicious, food, rolling wine regions and snowy peaks, is a land bursting with adventure.


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.


Like the Czech Republic minus the crowds, Slovakia may sit in the shadows of its neighbour, but the country quietly impresses with its epic alpine scenery.


Long-associated with its colossal neighbour Russia, Ukraine is a country that stands out for its varied landscapes and surprising cultural diversity

United States of America

From the soaring skyscrapers of New York City to the dramatic mesas of Arizona, the United States of America has staggering beauty and extraordinary diversity