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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

Plaza Espana, Seville

Where to go on holiday in May 2019

Summer is just around the corner but there is no reason to wait for a sunny sojourn as we round up our top picks for a May getaway

City illustration

How to build a city in 10 simple steps

We talk to city planners and architects to devise a checklist for building the perfect city in the 21st century

Yoga at the Grand Canyon

The 10 best places to do yoga in nature

Improve your core and find your tranquillity in the desert, the rainforest, on the beach or in the mountains

An invitation to listen to artistic intelligence

Plovdiv shows off Deutsche Telekom's prestigious contemporary art collection from Apr 04 to Jun 30, 2019

Sakura River Inn

Traditional Japanese Airbnbs in Kyoto

With its unique combination of traditional Japanese buildings and thriving modern culture, Kyoto is a city that straddles two different eras with elegant ease

Food and Drink


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

Havana Club Tributo 2019

Havana Club, the leading rum producer has released the fourth instalment of its ultra-prestige rums, Havana Club Tributo 2019

Lobster steamed with white wine sauce - Vancouver food and drink guide

Vancouver food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is a magnet for foodies the world over, with an abundance of fresh local produce, a thriving culinary scene and exciting food festivals

Mumbai food and drink guide

Mumbai food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Mumbai, India

In a city jam-packed with over 20 million people and almost as many food stalls, how do you even begin selecting from the mind-boggling array of food?

Berlin food and drink guide: 10 things to try in Berlin, Germany

Berlin food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Berlin, Germany

A vibrant city brimming with life, art, culture and an exciting culinary scene, Berlin is a mecca for foodies the world over

City Guides

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

Vietnamese woman sells cocoes on the street

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

Plaza Grande in Quito, Ecuador


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


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


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

Australia Brisbane.


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



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


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

Mt Jefferson, Oregon travel guide


Oregon doesn’t have to try hard: it has one of the hippest cities on the planet, snow-tipped volcanoes, a phenomenal coastline and more breweries per capita than any other US state

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

United Arab Emirates

Comprised of little more than sand dunes, crumbling forts and fishing villages a century ago, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has grown into a show-stopping, headline-grabbing destination which offers an intriguing blend of traditional Islamic culture and rampant consumerism