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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


Top 5 places to enjoy the sun this summer

From island-hopping in Croatia, to the mighty temples of Luxor, here are the top 5 destinations guaranteed to provide a much-needed dose of sun

The best souvenirs you’ve picked up from your holidays

World Travel Guide invited our readers to share the best souvenirs they had picked up from their holidays

The best activities in Falmouth

Planning a much-needed break? Falmouth in Cornwall makes for a great escape from London, as Robin Brown rounds up the best activities in Falmouth

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

Food and Drink


Amman Food & Drink Guide: 10 Things to Try in Amman, Jordan

Amman is where North African, Middle Eastern, Persian and Mediterranean influences combine to create a flavourful experience

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

City Guides



"Why did you have to come to Casablanca? There are other places." Humphrey Bogart's plea to Ingrid Bergman in the classic film Casablanca rings true for many tourists today


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


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


The protagonist in a rags-to-riches story, Latvia’s capital has embraced the vitality of the European Union, and the ensuing influx of money has transformed Riga into a wealthy, cosmopolitan metropolis with a big city buzz


It’s the setting of the world’s greatest love story, but Verona has more to offer than just Romeo and Juliet. While romance, conflict and passion shaped the city, it’s the Roman, medieval and Renaissance architects that earned it UNESCO World Heritage status

Country/ State/ Region Guides


Antigua and Barbuda

“We have 365 beaches here – one for every day of the year.” If you were given a dollar every time you heard that in Antigua, your holiday would surely be paid for


Though Ethiopia’s reputation remains somewhat tarnished by its turbulent history, tourists are returning to the country in increasing numbers, eager to explore


Once a pariah state, Myanmar is fast becoming the must-see destination in Southeast Asia, helped by an incredible array of tourist sights including golden stupas as tall as skyscrapers, ancient ruins and unexplored jungles


Picturesque, pastoral scenery and rolling farmland may epitomise Ohio, but this Midwest state also dishes up buzzing cities, terrific cultural attractions and plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure

South Africa

With golden beaches, jagged mountains and national parks overflowing with wildlife, South Africa is the Africa you’ve always imagined