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  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.

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Ritsurin Garden, Kagawa

Discover the diversity of Kagawa Prefecture

The pretty Kagawa Prefecture and its Shodoshima Island are well worth a trip, as we explore Kagawa's delicacies and cultural highlights

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

13 of the best lost cities

Determined archaeologists have helped to uncover ancient lost cities and put them on the map again, and here are our top picks

Kazurabashi (the vine bridge) in Iya Valley, Tokushima, Japan

Miyoshi, gateway to the unspoilt Iya Valley

Mountains, rivers, authentic villages and generous hospitality, Miyoshi offers travellers a chance to pause and reconnect

Bolivian cholitas

Bolivia’s wrestling cholitas

In Bolivia, female wrestlers, known as cholitas, are tearing down stereotypes with their unique theatrical fighting shows

The map of Europe

Applying for ETIAS

By December 2022, non-EU visitors to Europe's Schengen member countries will need to apply for ETIAS or a Schengen visa

A night view in the Australian Outback

The 19 best stargazing sites in the world

Spending a night out admiring a blanket of stars gets easier in these quiet spots across six continents

Food and Drink

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Canned food

(Almost) everything you need to know about canned food

Convenient, cheap and nutritious, canned food is enjoying a popularity boom, here is (almost) everything you need to know about the pantry staples

Piedmont, Italy

Everything you need to know about Italian wine

Italian wines are varied and popular, and this expert guide helps you understand Italian wines from 20 different regions and recommends the best ones to try

Spam meat

Spam: The miracle meat in a can

Canned meat is having a moment during this COVID-19 pandemic. As consumers load up on pantry staples, we think it’s time to explore the eccentric world of Spam

Orange wine

An introduction to orange wine

Soaring in popularity over recent decades despite being widely misunderstood, punchy orange wine pairs handily well with full-flavoured foods

Tuscany, Italy

Taste of Tuscany: The complete guide to Tuscan cuisine

Embark on a culinary journey with us to Tuscany

Ethiopian cuisine

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

City Guides

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Nightlife Dotonbori District, Osaka, Japan

Osaka

Bustling and energetic, Osaka is a thriving metropolis with a distinct commercial culture and with a regional identity that sets it apart from elsewhere in Japan.

A woman talking a selfie near Eiffel tower, Paris

Paris

Paris rarely disappoints. Home to beautiful architecture, arresting art and the world’s finest restaurants, only the hard–hearted will leave the City of Light without falling in love.

Aerial view of Eilat

Eilat

Sandwiched between the Red Sea and the mighty Negev desert, Eilat is a water sport and desert adventure paradise. The southernmost city of Israel has all the hallmarks of a fantastic sun and fun holiday.

Country/ State/ Region Guides

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Meteora, Greece

Greece

A flavourful melting pot of sparkling nightspots, fresh seafood, sizzling Mediterranean passion and mythical legend, Greece is a fascinating and enchanting destination.

Doha, Qatar

Qatar

The eyes of the world are on Qatar right now. Following the discovery of oil in the 1940s, this small Gulf state has been catapulted from a small fishing and trading hub to one of the richest (per capita) countries in the world.

Island Beach, Tahiti

The Islands of Tahiti

The Islands of Tahiti are known for their laid-back vibes. Expect romantic sunsets and giant curls of turquoise breaking over reefs. Remote and pristine, the islands give you a glimpse of paradise on Earth.

Mongolia

Mongolia is far-flung and little visited yet has much to offer, from the stunning scenery and wildlife of mountains and deserts to the emerging luxury hotels and restaurants of capital Ulaanbaatar.

Musicians in Havana, Cuba

Cuba

Much like the varying conditions of classic cars, Havana appears to be in a constant state of restoration. A mishmash of beautifully restored colonial buildings rubs shoulders with dilapidated tenements of regular Cubans.