If you’re looking to develop a WordPress Travel Themed site, you can look through these for inspiration.
We have gathered some of the more unique and interesting themes for websites offering tours, trips, travel and much more!
Of course all the themes we list on here are responsive, and they all work with the latest version of WordPress v4.2.3 currently.
First up on our list is the website by Rio Promo Tours, a company offering guided city tours called Passeios no Rio de Janeiro. According to their website one of their tours will have you experience the main sights of the city, such as: Christ The Redeemer, the Maracanã, the Sambódromo and the São Sebastião Cathedral. Departures are scheduled daily, with an average duration of 8 hours.
The website has red and yellow colors to emphasise their Spanish connection, and it works well for the travel industry in general. In the top site there is a clear phone number and logo, and the pictures align well with the pricing and other info on the site. This is a great example to use when designing the layout of your own landing pages.
Love travel is a quite diverse theme, featuring more than 100+ components to ensure any type of customization desired can be achieved. Some of the main features that stand out are WooCommerce capabilities, Mulitilingual options with WPML, and the possibility to create new pages such as Booking Systems, Map Pages, Hotels, Destinations and so forth, everything requires to build the perfect travel website.
GoExplore is the second theme on our list of themes related to the wonderful hobby of wayfaring. Perhaps a slightly more commercial, corporate look to this travel theme, than many of the others on this list, GoExplore would be an ideal choice for any travel related agency, club or perhaps resort, or the more conservative globe-trotting blogger. This theme includes a destination plugin, which adds a new post type to your WordPress installation, allowing for easy management of entries.
Featuring a custom-made paypal payment system, this travel theme can host a variety of websites – including hotels, airlines, restaurants and more. For any wandering explorer, there is a hungry stomach as they say. Travelo comes with 8 different homepage variations, most of which look quite decent, it’s got plenty of customization options and addons, plugins and improvements on the original WordPress, this is quite a handy package.
Designed by ThemeGoods, one has to take notice of the impressing frontpage. If you or your client has the opportunity to feature such vibrant, colorful artworks on your homepage, this theme is definitely one to look out for. Plenty of choices exists for shorter backgrounds, but this reviewer thinks they do not share the same effect as the images in full height. I imagine Altair would be a great theme for any agency out there looking to modernize their website, and the theme does come with various options for booking systems and so on.
Stylish theme, using images as the main wow factor, but with the additional help of pretty fonts and neat icons. Book Awesome has incorporated lots of types of listings for both tour packages, hotel overview, flight cruise and car listing pages as well. The responsive theme comes with Bootstrap and overall looks like a solid, stylish and modern theme.
A great all-around theme, and probably one of the best that this author has experienced himself. For starters, it is no sweat to get going, the customization feels natural, and there are plenty of options for even the more advanced users, allowing for CSS styling and more. Then there’s the booking of tours, and search function to include all the post types. Every new post type has had invidiual custom fields added, so it becomes even easier and more intuitive to place the relevant information in the corresponding areas.
According to the developers of Hotel Master, this is a great theme for websites showcasing hotel rooms, vacation destinations, anything relating to booking or reservation systems. Custom-made plugins for handling user data, and availability of rooms and a streamlined checkout process makes this a complete package for any travel site wanting a great looking website. Furthermore, the theme also installs a unique coupon post type that allows you to, create coupons and discounts. Hotel Master also ships with 2 different demos, white and dark style.
Many themes on this list sure do look awesome, but the question that you should ask yourself, as a potential customer, is whether or not you have the pictures to use for this sort of theme, and if you even want to use massive jpg’s at all? If you are concerned with SEO some of these themes are not the best choice for optimal load times, packing heavy jQuery scripts and more.
Of course many of you will already know this and take it into consideration when picking a new theme, but some of you might not truly appreciate the difference on SEO and UX that load times can have. And then there’s a problem of sourcing great pictures with a minimum size of 1920×1080 if not larger yet! Anyway, enough rambling, lets look at some WordPress Travel Themes
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