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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

Night view of christmas tree in Vilnius, Lithuania

Top 5 winter holiday ideas

The northern hemisphere is full of cities that come alive during the winter season. Here are five of the best winter holiday ideas

Chateau d'Azay le Rideau, Loire Valley

Loire Valley celebrates 500 years of the French Renaissance

The French Renaissance was one of the great artistic movements of its time and the Loire Valley celebrates 500 years of Renaissance with many events in 2019

Lapland, Finland

Where to go on holiday in December 2018

If you’re planning a December getaway, check out these three destinations for some holiday inspiration

Top 5: Ski resorts for beginners

The slopes can be intimidating if you’re new, but not all ski resorts force you to plummet down at high speed. Here are 5 resorts that are perfect for beginners

Food and Drink


Three steps to make a sommelier believe you know about wine

Looking to impress your friends on a night out? These three simple steps will make everyone believe you’re a wine connoisseur, and fool even the sommeliers

Cocktail glasses

Top six cocktail trends coming to a bar near you

Creativity is the beating heart of the cocktail industry, and it shows in the constantly changing trends that define it. Here are six of the biggest ones

The eight best drinks ads of all time

Drinks adverts have long been one of the more creative sides of advertising, but some are just a cut above rest. Here are 8 of the best drinks ads in history

London’s Top 10 Gastro Pubs

The days of pub food being greasy fish and chips are long past. Here are 10 gastro pubs that’ll have you wondering why you ever bothered going to a restaurant

Guide to Top 10 most unusual craft beer styles

We all like a pint or two of craft beer at the end of a long day or to end the week, but if someone asked how they’re made would you be able to answer? Here’s our guide to the more unusual, but now widely available, craft beer styles in pubs and bars

City Guides

Adelaide, Australia vineyards


Hedged in by a perimeter of eucalyptus-packed Park Lands, Adelaide salivates the palates of food travellers, festival-loving partygoers and free-spirited culture lovers

Acropolis in Athens, Greece


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

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


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

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

Traditional lamps in the medina of Tunis, Tunisia


With its bustling medina and even busier harbour, Tunis is a city with a vibrant heart, but it's the combination of Arabic, African and European traditions that make the Tunisia capital an invigorating visit.

Country/ State/ Region Guides

Downtown Denver, Colorado (USA)


Prepare for epic mountain ranges, great plains, enchanting national parks, ancient ruins, lively cities, and lavish ski resorts: Colorado will knock your socks off

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

Tel Aviv at sunset, Israel


Israel has always been an alluring destination. From biblical times to present day, this slice of holy land in the Eastern Mediterranean has long attracted visitors

Tribes at the Mt Hagen cultural show, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a fascinating country where travellers can explore remote villages, as well as enjoying spectacular diving, stunning wildlife and myriad cultures

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a land of ancient ruins and religious relics, palm-fringed beaches and colourful reefs, balmy rainforests and local legends