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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

Birdseye view of Singapore City Skyline

Where to go on holiday in February 2019

From floating dragons in Singapore, a vibrant carnival in Tenerife to a gruelling bike race in Oman, here are some great February trip ideas

Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019

Spotlight on Plovdiv

Plovdiv takes centre stage this year as European Capital of Culture, offering a plethora of artistic activities and enlivening entertainment

Aerial view of wooden hut on a river in the Amazon rainforest

Peru: Secrets of the Amazon

Wind your way up the Peruvian Amazon where the jungles hide a wealth of natural remedies and exotic wildlife

Pottager & Herb Garden at Summerfield Botanical Gardens and Resort

Top 5 luxury accommodation in Eswatini (Swaziland)

Beehive huts, botanical gardens and sleeping in the bush, safari-goers can stay at stylish lodges and camps with modern comfort in Eswatini

Lofoten Islands-Northern Lights

Top 5 places to enjoy celestial spectacles

Whether you want to stargaze in Scotland or enjoy a meteor shower in Jordan, we cast our eyes skywards for a guide to the planet’s best celestial wonders

Food and Drink


Stratford-upon-Avon: a fabulous food destination

The hometown of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is fast becoming a foodie paradise, here are some of the best places to grab a bite of the action

Cold beet soup in a small bowl on wooden chopping board.

Vilnius food and drink guide: 10 things to eat & drink in Vilnius, Lithuania

With a wealth of independent restaurants, classic home-cooked dishes, craft brews and fresh produce, Lithuania’s capital Vilnius has much to offer to any travellers willing to explore it

Street food vendor in Bangkok, Thailand

Street food from around the world

If you want to get a true taste of culture then look to the streets. These dishes cooked by locals are bursting at the seams with both flavour and character

Dry January: Enjoying a mocktail that is actually good for you

After much indulgence in December, January is often the month in which you start to exercise and go dry

glass of whisky with ice cubes inside

What the confusing name of your favourite whisky actually means

Order a glass of scotch, and chances are you’ll be twisting your tongue trying to pronounce the name of it. But these confusing names actually have a purpose

City Guides

Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

Hold on tight - Ho Chi Minh City is a metropolis that is going places. It’s the flourishing fast-mover that’s somehow secured old Saigon onto the seat of its shiny, new motorbike as it roars off into the future

Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Ukraine.

Kyiv (Kiev)

One of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, Kyiv (Kiev) is also one of the loveliest and boasts a beguiling blend of opulent mediaeval architecture and stark Stalinist blocks

Philadelphia Skyline, Pennsylvania, USA


Philadelphia is the home of significant moments in American history, but it’s also a leader in the arts and home to gorgeous green spaces, pop-up beer gardens and terrific dining

Basilica Quito, Ecuador


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

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

The Paris Skyline, France


You could spend a lifetime’s worth of holidays in France and still not feel you’d done the country justice. It remains one of the planet’s most visited tourist destination


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

Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Lesotho


Tucked away in the heart of South Africa sits the Kingdom of Lesotho, known to locals as the Kingdom of the Sky and to travellers as the Switzerland of Africa

Roraima, Venezuela


With its reputation for violence and political instability, many travellers opt to give Venezuela a wide berth