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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

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Cambodia: Beyond the temples of Angkor

As Cambodia emerges as a mainstream tourist destination, it’s time to look beyond Angkor and explore a few of the hidden gems

Where to go on holiday in June 2019

June is one of the most popular times of the year for travel, so we look at four of the most outstanding destinations you should consider this month

night train - train tracks

10 of the best night trains in Europe

European night trains are becoming something of an endangered species, but these 10 overnight sleeper trains are still holding strong on the continent

Rolling a cannabis joint

The complete guide to smoking marijuana in Amsterdam coffeeshops

Vivien Yap plays marijuana tourist in Amsterdam on the pretence of research to compile this complete guide to smoking weed in Amsterdam coffeeshops

Coffeeshops in Amsterdam

10 of the best coffeeshops in Amsterdam

From kooky and psychedelic to laid-back and intimate, World Travel Guide rounds up ten of the best places in Amsterdam to smoke a legal joint

Food and Drink


San Francisco food & drink guide: 10 things to try in San Francisco

A trendy cultural hub that brings depth and diversity in its cuisine, San Francisco is of the culinary capitals of America, here are 10 things you can’t miss

Seafood paella-Barcelona food

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

Barcelona is home to a bounty of local, must-eat foods. Join us as we dive head first into the colours, aromas and flavours of the Mediterranean

London food and drink guide

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

Widely regarded as one of the most diverse cities in the world, London’s culinary scene offers an eclectic mixture of classic British and modern, multicultural cuisine

Dublin food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Dublin, Ireland

Traditional Irish food like stew, boxty pancakes, coddle and colcannon are best savoured in the pubs of Dublin, along with a pint of Guinness

Hong Kong food and drink guide

Hong Kong food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Hong Kong

Long acclaimed as the culinary capital of Asia, Hong Kong boasts over 1,100 restaurants with menus spanning from East to West, plus a unique twist of its own

City Guides



Beacons of tourism since the dawn of history,Cairo possess an enduring appeal. Just southwest of Cairo, a patch of Giza desert offers Khufu’s Great Pyramid, plus the iconic Sphinx

Eilat, Israel


Sandwiched between the Red Sea and the mighty Negev desert, Eilat is a water sport and desert adventure paradise. The southernmost city of Israel has all the hallmarks of a fantastic sun and fun holiday like VAT-free shopping and spotless beaches

Hangzhou West Lake, China


Perhaps for the very first time, the hyperbole from the Chinese tourist brochure that surrounds Hangzhou and its infamous West Lake is justified in its over-the-top accolades. As they say around these parts: "Above is Paradise, below is Hangzhou."

Riga, Latvia


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

Church of the Savior, St Petersburg, Russia.

St Petersburg

A monumental city of sweeping avenues and broad canals, St Petersburg is urban Russia at its most impressive. The centuries have been kind to the city – St Petersburg looks as grand today as when Peter the Great laid the foundation stones in 1703

Country/ State/ Region Guides

Manama, Bahrain


Bahrain means ‘Two Seas’, a fitting name for an archipelago of 33 islands in the Gulf, which defines itself in relation to the water that surrounds its shallow shores

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

Tower Bridge, London, England, United Kingdom


Despite its small size, England remains stubbornly impossible to encapsulate in a neat sound bite. It's a delectable mosaic of cultures, cities and landscapes, and any holiday in England will add up to an experience that's much more than the sum of its parts


Madagascar floats off the coast of Mozambique in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, and is home to some of the weirdest, most wonderful wildlife in existence


Combining expansive greenery, slick cities and bucketfuls of fresh air, Switzerland is a stylish tourist destination that offers countless outdoor adventures and contemporary urban breaks