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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 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

Navagio Beach with shipwreck view on Zakynthos island, Greece

Where to go on holiday in August 2019

From book festivals in Edinburgh to Elvis impersonators in Memphis, wildlife in Kenya to sun tanning in Greece, our August holiday ideas are sizzling hot

The Doha Olympic ring monument

Top 5: Former Olympic sites to visit

The Olympic Games have become more than just a sporting event – it’s a feast of architectural design, where countries compete for the ultimate Olympic site

Voyager Spacecraft Capsule

Space tourism: Ground control to… anybody with a big enough bank balance

To date, only about 560 people have gone into space, however rapid advances in technology mean that we’re getting closer to a new era in space tourism

Twilight on Derwentwater, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

Touring the Lake District

The Lake District’s sweeping valleys, stone villages and pristine lakes lure millions of visitors each year, will you be one of them soon?

Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

The best of France

It’s hard not to be enthralled by France – a destination of unrivalled discoveries that’s sure to transcend your every expectation

Food and Drink


Prague food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is one of Europe’s hottest travel destinations – and its sugary-based cuisine, in particular, keeps travellers coming back for more

Move over G&T… make room for E&T

Switching up the spirit industry, one of Sweetdram’s leading liqueurs, Escubac, is a perfected blend of botanicals that we can’t recommend enough

Bogota food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Bogota, Colombia

Bogota is a city of fascinating contrasts where you’ll discover juxtaposing architecture, a diverse population and cuisine as varied as its culture

Istanbul food and drink guide

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

With a foot in both Europe and Asia, Istanbul’s cultural and geographical diversity collide, providing a rich and varied cuisine

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

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

City Guides



For all intents and purposes, Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, is the oldest city in America. 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, newspaper and labour union

Hagia Sophia Istanbul, Turkey


Istanbul's amazing cultural heritage is in part due to its location straddling the Bosphorus Strait. At a crucial confluence where Europe meets Asia Minor, the city can legitimately claim to be the point at which east meets west


Memphis is known the world over as the cradle of the blues, the birthplace of rock 'n' roll and the place Elvis Presley called home. This sweet Southern Belle vies with Nashville to be the largest city in Tennessee, yet it still retains an alluring small-town feel, with a revitalised downtown teeming with energy and life

Basilica 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


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



You could spend a lifetime's worth of holidays in France and still feel as if you hadn't done the country justice. It remains one the planet's most visited tourist destination, meriting its standing with an almost overwhelming mass of historical treasures, storybook landscapes, and cultural idiosyncrasies


As beautiful as it is bamboozling, India is an endlessly fascinating country that challenges and surprises even the most seasoned traveller

National park in Kenya - three giraffe on Kilimanjaro background


Lions and leopards are just part of the landscape in Kenya, one of East Africa's favourite safari destination. More than 40 national parks and nature reserves are scattered between Lake Victoria and the Indian Ocean, covering every imaginable landscape and featuring just about every animal in Africa: from aardvarks to zebras


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


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