The Columbus World Travel Guide is known as 'the Bible of the Travel Industry'. For 29 years we have published the World Travel Guide which is sold in over 90 countries worldwide. The success of this led to the establishment of our presence online in 1999, enabling us to provide detailed travel information to consumers and license content to third party sites for the benefit of their users. We supply many of the top-ranking travel companies in the world with destination information for their public websites as well as many smaller travel and property websites.
Our team of in-house editors and our international network of multilingual freelance journalists and travel writers have been able to create travel guides specifically for this online environment. In addition to the World Travel Guide we also produce a unique World Airport Guide, a Resort/Ski Guide, a World Cruise and Port Guide and Attraction Guide.
Our World City Guide, providing information on over 200 culturally important cities, adds to the portfolio of comprehensive travel information.
Our World Events Guide features over 4,000 events across five continents in some 80 countries, ranging from small-scale local events to major international festivals. New events are added to the site weekly.
Our travel content is available to license, either by complete guide or by section, or with an individually tailored package. The content, and regular updates, can be delivered either by XML or by email attachment or FTP account transfer.
Right click here, and choose "save target as", for a sample country structure in xml format and its required DTD.
For online advertising and sponsorship opportunities please contact Victoria Andrews Victoria.Andrews@columbustravelmedia.com on + 44 (0) 208 228 1301 or select advertising & sponsorship on the following form.
In addition to our work within the online travel market providing portals, airlines, hotel groups and travel agents with accurate, in-depth information, we also work with clients in other sectors, such as Education, Defence, Finance, Health, Telecommunications and Lifestyle.
What the papers say:
"A Godsend to the Globetrotter." USA Today
"The best information bank on the internet for agents and travellers." Mail on Sunday
"You'll find all the answers here.....it's packed full of useful information for travellers and it's the sort of stuff you won't find out at your local travel agent." Internet Magazine
"Great for those short on holiday ideas or those wanting to find out more about a country before visiting." The Sunday Times
"Most useful guide I have ever seen in my entire life." Independent on Sunday
"Want a heads up on what the visa regulations are for visitors to India, how much duty free you can bring back from France, what the main sights are in Yemen or when the best time of year to go to Jamaica is? It's all available here, and quickly searchable by country or region." The Independent
Feedback from our users:
"I've travelled the net for information on various cities and countries and have had the best results finding what I need to know about countries of interest at the World Travel Guide site. Keep up the good work." F LaGare, Arizona, USA
"I have used this service to determine holiday trip destinations and I was impressed that the site actually contains USEFUL information for a generic traveller. I wasn't expecting tip rates, internal transportation schedules etc. for an exotic country, such as Kenya." Sami Reijonen, Finland
"This site is what makes the WWW worthwhile. I found all the information I had been looking and asking countless people for. I will now recommend your site not only when needed but also just a good place to expand one's knowledge. Thanks." Eric Duncan, Washington DC, USA
"The World Travel Guide is the most complete source of information for a travel agent. It is always on my desk." Marco Agustoni, Secretary General, World Association of Travel Agents
"How did we ever manage without it? A mature publication for a maturing industry." Colin Trigger, President, Association of British Travel Agents
"The World Travel Guide is a comprehensive worldwide reference book for all segments of the travel and tourism industry." Jeanne Epping, President, American Society of Travel Agents