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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

Lapland, Finland

Where to go on holiday in December 2018

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

Top 5: Ski resorts for beginners

The slopes can be intimidating if you’re new, but not all ski resorts force you to plummet down at high speed. Here are 5 resorts that are perfect for beginners

Guernsey, Channel Islands

Family holiday heaven: Guernsey

Welcome to the land of witches, werewolves, and gateways to other worlds. There's plenty in Guernsey to ensure that your family has a fairy-tale holiday

Top 5 family ski holiday destinations

Looking to get the whole family on the slopes? From Austria to Andorra, here are some of the best family-friendly ski resorts that we could find.

The 10 strangest museums around the world

This selection of weird and wonderful museums ranges from bizarre to macabre and all the way to silly - are you brave enough to set foot in any of them?

Food and Drink

Cocktail glasses

Top six cocktail trends coming to a bar near you

Creativity is the beating heart of the cocktail industry, and it shows in the constantly changing trends that define it. Here are six of the biggest ones

The eight best drinks ads of all time

Drinks adverts have long been one of the more creative sides of advertising, but some are just a cut above rest. Here are 8 of the best drinks ads in history

London’s Top 10 Gastro Pubs

The days of pub food being greasy fish and chips are long past. Here are 10 gastro pubs that’ll have you wondering why you ever bothered going to a restaurant

Guide to Top 10 most unusual craft beer styles

We all like a pint or two of craft beer at the end of a long day or to end the week, but if someone asked how they’re made would you be able to answer? Here’s our guide to the more unusual, but now widely available, craft beer styles in pubs and bars

Is the British boozer heading for extinction?

Every year hundreds of pubs are forced to close their doors due to an impossible tax burden and changing habits

City Guides

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Abu Dhabi

The capital of the United Arab Emirates has always been more conservative than neighbouring Dubai but what Abu Dhabi lacks in glamour, it more than makes up for in culture

Australia Brisbane.


Dominated by the mighty Brisbane River, Queensland’s vibrant capital, Brisbane, is a laid-back city with a cheeky attitude. Thanks to its balmy climate and rich cultural scene, 'Brisvegas', as locals have it, is as popular with Australians as it is with international travellers, which makes it a pleasingly cosmopolitan place to visit

Hangzhou West Lake, China


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."

Robba fountain in Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Ljubljana may be compact, but it boasts myriad architectural styles, a picturesque Old Town and a youthful population who give its bountiful bars and restaurants the energy of a much bigger city

Zagreb Aerial View, Croatia


Central European in appearance and spirit, Zagreb bears the hallmark of centuries spent under Vienna and Budapest but remains staunchly Croatian. Visitors to the capital will find an ever-increasing choice of plush accommodation, chic bars and restaurants and the chance to see some of Croatia's most important cultural sights

Country/ State/ Region Guides

Bogota, Columbia


Since emerging from decades of civil unrest, Colombia has established itself as one of the world’s top destinations. And rightly so: this exquisite South American nation is blessed with natural beauty – think high Andean peaks, Caribbean beaches, pristine Amazon jungle and mysterious archaeological sites

Zebra at Masai Mara, Kenya


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

Bjørvika Barcode in Oslo Norway


From precipitous glaciers to steep-sided gorges and crystalline fjords, Norway’s natural beauty is impossible to overstate. The unspoilt wilderness of the Arctic north is one of the few places where the sun shines at midnight during the summer and where the magnificent Northern Lights brighten the skies during the long winter nights

Tribes at the Mt Hagen cultural show, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a fascinating country where travellers can explore remote villages, as well as enjoying spectacular diving, stunning wildlife, scenic surfing and myriad cultures. The tribal diversity of a country with over 800 languages and 600 islands cannot easily be summarised, although in Papua New Guinea it is the tribal life that is most fascinating to the visitor

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia


Russia is at once breathtaking and baffling. Winston Churchill’s much-quoted line that the world’s largest nation represented “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” is as true today as it was back then