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Editorial Foreword

  The World Travel Guide (WTG) is the flagship digital consumer brand within the Columbus Travel Media portfolio. Available in English, German 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.

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Traveling on a budget

Holiday on a budget: 21 great travel tips

If you’re craving a break but feeling the squeeze, don’t panic. It’s possible to travel on a budget without compromising on quality

Chocolate truffles

Top 5: Chocoholic experiences

You can take your chocolate addiction worldwide with these chocoholic experiences, allowing you to live out your most appetising dessert-filled dreams

Navagio Beach with shipwreck view on Zakynthos island, Greece

Where to go on holiday in August 2019

From book festivals in Edinburgh to Elvis impersonators in Memphis, wildlife in Kenya to sun tanning in Greece, our August holiday ideas are sizzling hot

The Doha Olympic ring monument

Top 5: Former Olympic sites to visit

The Olympic Games have become more than just a sporting event – it’s a feast of architectural design, where countries compete for the ultimate Olympic site

Voyager Spacecraft Capsule

Space tourism: Ground control to… anybody with a big enough bank balance

To date, only about 560 people have gone into space, however rapid advances in technology mean that we’re getting closer to a new era in space tourism

Food and Drink

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Mercato Centrale Roma

Mercato Centrale Roma

There’s no better place to get acquainted with Italian cuisine than within Mercato Centrale Roma – a unique marketplace and a celebration of culinary excellence

Prague food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is one of Europe’s hottest travel destinations – and its sugary-based cuisine, in particular, keeps travellers coming back for more

Move over G&T… make room for E&T

Switching up the spirit industry, one of Sweetdram’s leading liqueurs, Escubac, is a perfected blend of botanicals that we can’t recommend enough

Bogota food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Bogota, Colombia

Bogota is a city of fascinating contrasts where you’ll discover juxtaposing architecture, a diverse population and cuisine as varied as its culture

Istanbul food and drink guide

Istanbul food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Istanbul

With a foot in both Europe and Asia, Istanbul’s cultural and geographical diversity collide, providing a rich and varied cuisine

City Guides

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Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Athens

Greece may be undergoing a difficult period, but Athens will forever remain a European centre of culture, with stunning classical sites and world-class museums

Geneva

The most famously cosmopolitan city in Switzerland thanks to the presence of the UN, Geneva doesn’t disappoint. First, there’s the prime location slap-bang in the heart of Europe and framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Jura Alps. Then, there’s the magnificent Lake Geneva (Lac Léman to locals) that still provides a hub for city life, as well as the location for the city’s most famous monument, the towering Jet d’Eau

Mousque of Al-aqsa (Dome of the Rock) in Old Town - Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem

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

Singapore

The city-state of Singapore, blending a heady mix of Asian cultures with a constant drive for progress, has been hosting travellers from around the world since Stamford Raffles established it as a trading post of the British East India Company in 1819

Doge's palace and Campanile on Piazza di San Marco, Venice, Italy

Venice

It might be nicknamed La Serenissima (the most serene) but there’s little that could be described as calm about Venice. Home to some of the most iconic architecture on the planet, its ancient colonnades and meandering canals are very much part of a truly modern city

Country/ State/ Region Guides

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Koala in a tree

Australia

Australia is a land of savage beauty, big adventure and even bigger horizons. There are good reasons why the country finds itself touted as one of the ultimate travel getaways; it has personality in spades, landscapes to die for and more than its fair share of sunshine

Verandinha beach, Cape Verde

Cape Verde

The islands of Cape Verde are a bewitching blend of Portuguese and African influences. You'll see it in the many European-style buildings and the curious musical styles, but its particularly noticeable in the food. Portuguese fare and more African-style fare comfortably combined on most menus

India

As beautiful as it is bamboozling, India is an endlessly fascinating country that challenges and surprises even the most seasoned traveller

Tahiti

The Islands of Tahiti are known for their laid-back vibes. Expect romantic sunsets and giant curls of turquoise breaking over reefs. Remote and pristine, the islands give you a glimpse of paradise on Earth

Venezuela travel guide

Venezuela

Those visiting this feisty South American nation will discover a country of extraordinary diversity and abundant natural beauty; a land of lofty Andean peaks, mysterious Lost World plateaus and idyllic Caribbean islands