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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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Lapland, Finland

Where to go on holiday in December 2019

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

Three young people cycling down the street

Bike-friendly cities around the world

Cycling improves your health, is kind to your wallet and the environment, and is an excellent way to take in the city

Derinkuyu, Turkey

Going underground: 22 of the world's best subterranean sites

Venture beneath the surface to find a selection of sunken secrets, extraordinary experiences and buried boltholes across the globe

Shrine of the Bab, Haifa, Israel

Pilgrimages and religious destinations

From dry riverbeds to lush mountaintops, here is a selection of famous and lesser-known religious destinations

20 wonders underwater world

Top 20 wonders of the underwater world

From barrier reefs and blue holes to seabed sculpture parks, we don our wet suits and explore 20 of the best underwater attractions

Food and Drink

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Wine grapes in PB Valley Khao Yai

Thai Wine – A remarkable success story

A feat to be admired, we take you through Thai wine’s remarkable journey to success

Dead of the Dead celebration

A celebration of life: all you need to know about the Day of the Dead

Streets in Mexico burst alive with color and merriment for the annual Day of the Dead, and we celebrate with a fine bottle of Altos tequila

Various wine glasses

Which wine glass do I serve which wine in?

Finding the right glass for your wine is easy with the help of this simple guide

Everything you need to know about pho

Although simple in theory, this traditional noodle-based soup packs a flavourful punch and has surpassed the street food stalls of Vietnam

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A five-course Diwali feast

In a delicious Diwali feast, four top Indian chefs share their favourite recipes for the Festival of Lights

City Guides

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Bern

Switzerland typically does things on a grand scale – the craggy bulk of the Matterhorn, the glossy prestige of Geneva, the epic ski slopes of Graubünden – so for the modestly proportioned Bern to be its de facto capital can seem incongruous. What this likeable little city lacks in headline-grabbing majesty, however, it more than makes up for in charm

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."

Hagia Sophia Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul

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

Roofs of the Old City in Jerusalem

Jerusalem

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

Philadelphia, Skyline on the Schuylkill River

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the home of significant moments in American history, but it’s also a leader in the arts and home to gorgeous green spaces, pop-up beer gardens and terrific dining

Country/ State/ Region Guides

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Steaming rainforest, iridescent hummingbirds, smouldering volcanoes, tumbling rivers, and miles of palm-fringed sandy beaches: if Mother Nature can ever be accused of showing off, it is in Costa Rica. Sat just north of the equator, this verdant chunk of the Central American isthmus is one of the most bio-diverse spots on the planet

Fiji

Fiji

A friendly Fijian welcome and broad smiles await you in this tropical paradise of beautiful beaches, glowing blue lagoons and swaying palm trees. Renowned for stunning sunsets, breathtaking waterfalls, awesome surf and pristine rainforests, Fiji unsurprisingly draws thousands of visitors to its shores each year

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

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland distils the best of Britain into a bite-sized bundle: its plunging glens and pristine lochs are as gorgeous as any in Scotland; its quaint countryside villages as olde-worlde as anything in rural Wales; and Belfast borrows its Victorian pomp from London

Seychelles

Clichéd or not, the islands of Seychelles are about as close to paradise as you can get: once you have felt the sand between your toes and paddled in the crystal clear waters here, beach holidays will never be the same again