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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

Zurich - Christmas decorations

Top 5: Christmas gifts for travel lovers

If you’re looking for unique Christmas gifts for globetrotters and travel lovers, here are a few suggestions

Toyama Bay Cycling Route, Toyama Prefecture, Japan

Toyama Prefecture: saddle up for one of the world’s most beautiful bays

Ancient Buddhist temples and Tateyama Mountain range fringed by beaches that glow in the dark: cycle through the stunning Toyama Prefecture to see them all

Travelling to Cuba

Do you need a visa for Cuba?

In most cases you will need a Cuba tourist card or visa to enter the country, but the process is relatively straightforward

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Spotlight on Brazil

Whether you’re sunbathing on the beach or partying till the early morning, here are some of the best cities to get a taste of the Brazilian lifestyle

Abandoned cobbled street with cross in the background

The 10 most dangerous cities worth visiting

If you’re looking for a holiday with a bit more bite, then these so-called dangerous cities might be right up your street

Food and Drink

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

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

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Rock stars turned wine makers

Apart from being popular musicians, what do Cliff Richard, Sting, Bob Geldof and Fergie have in common?

A guide to Ethiopian food & drink

The food in Ethiopia is just as unique as the country. From spicy Wat to refreshing Talla, here are some of the best tastes you can find under the African sun

Glasses of Pinot Grigio - white wine

Bored of Pinot Grigio: Why not try something different?

Tired of the same old Pinot? There are plenty of other options from around the world, and they’re becoming ever more popular. Here are a few to look out for

City Guides

Boston in Massachusetts, USA


Founded in 1630, its winding streets and stately architecture recall a legacy that is unmatched in the US, including key moments from the American Revolution, the abolition of slavery and the founding of the country’s first university

Coral reef in Cairns


Queensland is where sun-drenched Australian adventures begin, and the rainforest-clad city of Cairns is the adventure capital of the Sunshine State

Fez-BabGuissaGate, Morocco


Bordered by the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and located on the crossroads of ancient caravan routes, Fès is one of the world’s best-preserved medieval cities

Hong kong, China

Hong Kong City

At first glance, Hong Kong is nothing short of daunting: a thicket of skyscrapers perched on a South China Sea island. But the city can be one of the most engaging and beautiful urban spectacles on Earth


Sweden’s capital – a Nordic vision of waterways, parks and spire-filled skylines – is justifiably renowned as one of the most handsome cities in Europe

Country/ State/ Region Guides

Koala in a tree


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

Beach in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Recent years have been kind to the Dominican Republic, which is now ensconced as the Caribbean’s most visited destination. It’s not hard to see why. A seemingly endless spread of white-sandy beaches and palm trees play host to a similarly sizeable range of holiday resorts

Zebras at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eswatini (Swaziland)


With traditional customs still central to everyday life, the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) offers an unparalleled insight into Africa’s tribal societies in a setting that is safe and welcoming to visitors. Combine this with a varied landscape and untamed wildlife, and you have a nation ripe for exploration

Potala Palace, Tibet


Hidden high on the roof of the world, Tibet is a land of golden monasteries, spectacular mountain scenery and a deep spiritual heritage that lives as much in our imagination as it does in the remote Himalayas


Like the Czech Republic minus the crowds, Slovakia may sit in the shadows of its neighbour, but the country quietly impresses with its epic alpine scenery, clifftop castles and exquisite capital