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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, 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.

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Eilat, Israel

22 things you must know before visiting Eilat (part 2)

Israel’s beach resort on the Red Sea Coast promises sun and fun, and these useful travel tips will help you make the most out of your holiday in Eilat

Eilat, Israel - 22 things you need to know before going to Eilat

22 things you must know before visiting Eilat

Israel’s beach resort on the Red Sea Coast promises sun and fun, and these useful travel tips will help you make the most out of your holiday in Eilat

15 things to know before travelling to Sri Lanka

15 things to know before travelling to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is beautiful, authentic and a cultural gem, these useful travel tips will help you make the most out of your time in this sun-kissed island nation

Paphos, Cyprus

Where to go on holiday in April 2019

This April, patriotic Boston, culture-packed London, sunny Paphos, awesome events in Mayrhofen and the North Pole are perfect suggestions

Classic hikes (10 of the best hikes around the world)

Classic hikes (10 of the best hikes from around the world)

The world is laced with scenic hiking trails so it’s time to dust off your hiking boots and step outdoors

Food and Drink

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Berlin food and drink guide: 10 things to try in Berlin, Germany

Berlin food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Berlin, Germany

A vibrant city brimming with life, art, culture and an exciting culinary scene, Berlin is a mecca for foodies the world over

10 things to try in Singapore

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

Singapore is one of the world’s best destinations for keen foodies. Its diverse culture and ethnicity have shaped this vibrant city into a food paradise

Sao Paulo food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Sao Paulo, Brazil

With over 12,500 restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world, Sao Paulo is today one of the most exciting gastronomic capitals in the world

Seafood paella-Barcelona food

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

Barcelona is home to a bounty of local, must-eat foods. Join us as we dive head first into the colours, aromas and flavours of the Mediterranean

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

Boasting bold, exotic flavours, Dubai is the destination for travellers wanting to indulge in the city’s traditional Arabic cuisine

City Guides

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Amman, Jordan

Amman

Amman, the capital of Jordan, is the Middle East for beginners. As one of the oldest, continually inhabited cities in the world, it now finds itself as a cross between traditional Arabic sensibilities and Western commercialism

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 like VAT-free shopping and spotless beaches.

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."

Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Ukraine.

Kyiv (Kiev)

One of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, Kyiv (Kiev) is also one of the loveliest and boasts a beguiling blend of opulent mediaeval architecture and stark Stalinist blocks

Traditional lamps in the medina of Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis

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

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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

eSwatini

Eswatini

With traditional customs still central to everyday life, the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) offers an unparalleled insight into Africa’s tribal societies in a setting that is safe and welcoming to visitors. Combine this with a varied landscape and untamed wildlife, and you have a nation ripe for exploration

Dresden, Germany

Germany

Misunderstood by many, Germany is one of the most varied and charming countries on the continent. Anyone expecting a homogenous nation conforming to old Teutonic stereotypes is in for a shock

Shwedagon Pagoda of Myanmar

Myanmar

Once a pariah state, Myanmar is fast becoming the must-see destination in Southeast Asia, helped by an incredible array of tourist sights including golden stupas as tall as skyscrapers, ancient ruins and unexplored jungles

Sri Lanka

Southern India meets Buddhist Asia; Sri Lanka is a land of ancient ruins and religious relics, palm-fringed beaches and colourful reefs, balmy rainforests and local legends