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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.

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International Spy Museum, Washington, USA

Top 5: Destinations fit for spies

Live out your secret agent dreams while you perfect your plotting with these spy-inspired destinations

Stuttgart, Germany

Where to go on holiday in October 2019

From nature to culture, plus a chance to enjoy German beer at a less touristy beer fest, we’ve got your October getaway covered

County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Exploring Northern Ireland's coastal route

Use this guide to plan for your road trips along Northern Ireland’s coastal route

Matamata

Top 5: Cool movie locations

Movie lovers can use the locations of these popular Hollywood blockbusters as inspiration for their next getaway

Blue Lagoon, Comino, Malta

Chase the sun on the cool island of Malta

Malta enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year, making it a perfect destination for sun, sand and culture, any time of the year

Food and Drink

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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

Bulgaria-Winery

The complete guide to Bulgarian wine

Bulgaria is not yet a well-known wine country, but that is about to change as Bulgarian wineries are carving an admirable niche, writes Vivien Yap

PoBoy sandwich with shrimp

How to eat and drink in New Orleans

New Orleans is one of the best places to eat, drink and listen to live jazz, then repeat them the next day

Weird world Food - Century Egg

Weird world foods

Travellers with an adventurous appetite and a strong stomach can seek out these nine weird and wonderful delicacies from around the world

How to eat well at the Notting Hill Carnival

A spirited celebration of all things Caribbean, Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s biggest street festival – and it’s not to be missed

City Guides

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Eilat, Israel

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 like VAT-free shopping and spotless beaches

Geneva

The most famously cosmopolitan city in Switzerland thanks to the presence of the UN, Geneva doesn’t disappoint. First, there’s the prime location slap-bang in the heart of Europe and framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Jura Alps. Then, there’s the magnificent Lake Geneva (Lac Léman to locals) that still provides a hub for city life, as well as the location for the city’s most famous monument, the towering Jet d’Eau

Hangzhou West Lake, China

Hangzhou

Perhaps for the very first time, the hyperbole from the Chinese tourist brochure that surrounds Hangzhou and its infamous West Lake is justified in its over-the-top accolades. As they say around these parts: "Above is Paradise, below is Hangzhou."

Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, is a quintessential Southeast Asian city: a buzzing whirl of saffron robes, heaving markets and golden spires

Singapore

The city-state of Singapore, blending a heady mix of Asian cultures with a constant drive for progress, has been hosting travellers from around the world since Stamford Raffles established it as a trading post of the British East India Company in 1819

Country/ State/ Region Guides

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Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

“We have 365 beaches here – one for every day of the year.” If you were given a dollar every time you heard that in Antigua, your holiday would surely be paid for. But locals have every right to be proud of Antigua and its dashing twin, Barbuda: with their powdery beaches and swaying palms they’re the quintessence of Caribbean island idyll

Canada

Whether you’re a hardcore adrenaline junkie, a wildlife enthusiast or a city slicker looking for cutting-edge culture, Canada ticks all the boxes. The world’s second-largest country (by total area) racks up an astonishing diversity of landscapes; the vast Canadian Prairies rise abruptly to the glacier-topped Rocky Mountains; rugged, unspoiled coastlines give way to immense forests and emerald lakes; and Arctic waters lap upon frozen tundra

The Paris Skyline, France

France

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

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

Roraima, Venezuela

Venezuela

Those visiting this feisty South American nation will discover a country of extraordinary diversity and abundant natural beauty; a land of lofty Andean peaks, mysterious Lost World plateaus and idyllic Caribbean islands