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  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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Statue of Albert Einstein, Bern, Switzerland

Where to go on holiday in January 2020

Kick-start the new year with a resolution in your head, a passport in your pocket, and tickets to one of these destinations

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Top 10 luxury ski resorts around the world

Perfectly groomed slopes, Michelin-starred restaurants and celebrity spotting make these resorts the best for a swanky ski holiday

Child enjoying candy apple Christmas market

Top 10 Christmas markets in Europe

Head to one of these markets in the run-up to Christmas and experience all the delights the season has to offer

Colombian coffee berries

Colombia’s coffee paradise

Rumour has it that Colombians love their coffee more than anyone else, so the team at WorldTravelGuide.net goes to Zona Cafetera (Coffee Zone) to investigate

English style house in Thames Town

Top 5: China's bizarre copycat cities

China’s “knock-off” cities, built to resemble famous European and American cities like Venice and New York, have become tourist attractions in their own right

Food and Drink

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Glasses of mulled wine with orange slices and cinnamon sticks

Christmas special: Mulled wine

Winter wouldn’t be complete without a steaming glass of mulled wine, but what you’ll be drinking depends on where you are

Puerto Rican Coquito

Christmas special: 8 festive drinks to raise your spirits

Reaching for your favourite Christmas drink during the festive season is the perfect accompaniment to food and spending time with friends and family

Pilsner Beer

A guide to pilsner

Pilsner is widely regarded as one of the best beers in the world and this quick guide tells you why

Weird world Food - Century Egg

Weird world foods

Travellers with an adventurous appetite and a strong stomach can seek out these nine weird and wonderful delicacies from around the world

Wine grapes in PB Valley Khao Yai

Thai Wine – A remarkable success story

A feat to be admired, we take you through Thai wine’s remarkable journey to success

City Guides

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Bern

Switzerland typically does things on a grand scale – the craggy bulk of the Matterhorn, the glossy prestige of Geneva, the epic ski slopes of Graubünden – so for the modestly proportioned Bern to be its de facto capital can seem incongruous. What this likeable little city lacks in headline-grabbing majesty, however, it more than makes up for in charm

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca

"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

Jaffa, Tel Aviv, 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

Orlando Skyline, Florida, USA

Orlando

If there was ever a city dedicated to enjoyment, then Orlando is it. Even the most cursory drive through the city will tell you one thing: there is no disguising the fact Orlando is a city built on theme parks. Lots of them

Stuttgart

Slick, sophisticated and fun loving, Baden-Württemberg’s capital is a zingy modern city with a small-town soul

Country/ State/ Region Guides

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Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park

Canada

The world’s second-largest country (by total area) racks up an astonishing diversity of landscapes; the vast Canadian Prairies rise abruptly to the glacier-topped Rocky Mountains; rugged, unspoiled coastlines give way to immense forests and emerald lakes; and Arctic waters lap upon frozen tundra

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Steaming rainforest, iridescent hummingbirds, smouldering volcanoes, tumbling rivers, and miles of palm-fringed sandy beaches: if Mother Nature can ever be accused of showing off, it is in Costa Rica. Sat just north of the equator, this verdant chunk of the Central American isthmus is one of the most bio-diverse spots on the planet

Finland

Finland is the big surprise of the Nordic countries, a natural wonderland with over 179,000 islands and more trees than people. With miles of empty wilderness, the Finns are uniquely in tune with their natural surroundings. This is a nation where people can flip from office work to foraging for wild mushrooms in a heartbeat

Germany

Misunderstood by many, Germany is one of the most varied and charming countries on the continent. Anyone expecting a homogenous nation conforming to old Teutonic stereotypes is in for a shock

India

India is a beautiful and bamboozling place, an endlessly fascinating country that is often challenging and always surprising