These days, travel is serious business. Close to 10% of the world’s entire GDP – something like $7 trillion – is created thanks to the travel and tourism industries.
With that in mind, if you have a travel or tourism related website, there’s a lot at stake to ensure that your site looks great and offers a top-notch user experience for potential tourists and travelers who might be visiting your location in the near future.
That means using themes that offer features such as smart booking plugins for hospitality sites, sleek photo galleries to display images and videos, and the best navigation features to ensure a smooth viewing experience. Along with a generous array of travel-specific custom plugins and add-ons to complement the functionality of your website, there are also plenty of standard features that come with all of the themes we feature below. You can expect a plethora of beautiful fonts, color skins, and time-saving shortcodes. And of course, should you need help with setup or maintenance, all of these themes come backed by teams with a reputation for excellent support and customer service.
Depending on what sort of travel niche you’re in, we’ve sorted this collection out into four different categories:
Travel Agency Themes
Hotel Themes (for a list of 40+ hotel themes you can check this collection)
Travel Blog Themes (for more travel blog themes this collection has you covered)
Other Travel Themes
Travel Agency Themes
Without a captivating design, your tour or travel company website might not attract as much business as you’d like it to. With that in mind, Embark offers a modern and feature-packed theme for your travel site.
Embark comes with three demos to get you up and running quickly, which are tailored to a range of relevant niches. However, you can also create your own unique layout (and modify the demo templates) using the live, front-end, drag-and-drop page builder. What’s more, there are over 20 page templates to help you design a comprehensive site, and more than 40 widgets you can use to offer additional helpful content on your pages.
The functionality doesn’t stop there. Embark comes bundled with the Master Slider Pro plugin, to help showcase images of the various locations you’re promoting. A powerful form builder is also included, along with secure PayPal integration out of the box. If that’s not enough, Embark also provides a one-click guided installation process, to get you set up in less than three minutes.
There’s an absolute wealth of features packed into Embark, and we’d need another few hundred words to describe them all fully! Let’s just say that for setting up a tour or travel website, a flexible and versatile theme is a must – and Embark provides that and more.
In design, solutions that encompass almost everything you’ll need to get up and running are called ‘turnkey’ services. For travel providers, package holidays are essentially an agency’s turnkey solution. It’s fitting, therefore, that TravelKit is looking to position itself as a turnkey theme for your travel website.
It stands to reason that an agency offering complete holiday solutions needs a website with extensive functionality. TravelKit looks to get you up and running straight away with five demos each showcasing diverse designs. Regardless of the demo you choose, you’ll be able to take advantage of a number of custom post types covering hotel reservations, flight bookings, and even vehicle hire. What’s more, you can also create stunning photo galleries to show off your holiday destinations.
There are also extensive customizations on hand, such as a selection of Google Fonts, and a myriad of color schemes. In addition, you can build your layouts using the bundled Visual Composer plugin, which comes with over 20 shortcodes to help tweak your design to perfection.
A theme offering a turnkey solution for creating package holidays needs to deliver, and TravelKit succeeds. It’s a solid theme for creating your travel website, and should definitely become part of your shortlist.
If you run a tour site, chances are you’d like to let your customers to book tours online. Travel Tour focuses on making that possible by enabling you to implement a flexible, user-friendly tour management system.
The entire booking experience is designed to be as smooth as possible. Travel Tour enables you to create and display several types of tours for customers to choose from, including one-day and multiple-day tours that can be set to recur. Visitors select the tours they want via an easy-to-use booking sidebar, and have access to various payment options including PayPal, credit card, and bank transfer. You can incorporate multiple pricing options, and enable customers to use coupon codes during their purchase. After they have chosen a tour, customers have access to a personal dashboard where they can view previous or pending bookings, see their receipts, save wishlists, and review past tours.
In addition to these client-friendly features, Travel Tour aims to make the customization experience just as simple. This theme incorporates the GoodLayers Page Builder, which enables you to build content on your site using a drag-and-drop system that displays your changes immediately. There is plenty of demo material to choose from – including headers, layouts, and menus – and you can use the demo importer to pick and choose what you’d like to keep from those examples. Once the site is up and running, you’ll have access to an admin panel where you can approve or reject bookings easily, among other things.
Overall, Travel Tour is a focused theme that provides you with the tools you need to design and run a responsive booking site with minimal effort, while also ensuring a streamlined customer experience. We highly recommend it!
Sipping cocktails by a sun-drenched pool is only one aspect of taking a vacation; plenty of people like to take a well-earned break by getting in touch with their outdoorsy side. Entrada looks to meet the demand with a solid, well-thought out design.
This theme gives you the tools to get up and running straight away, with over 12 demo templates to choose from. It bears mentioning that a number of them are simply different variations on colors and header layouts. That being said, many of them are focused around offering search queries to the user, helping them find their ideal destination quickly. It’s a thoughtful approach that many other themes don’t offer.
The navigation is also user-focused. The secondary menu in particular runs prominently along the bottom of the screen, and displays icons alongside the various vacation categories. It’s a neat touch, and it all stands to help users find their perfect travel destination – all above the fold.
In addition, Entrada comes bundled with two popular plugins to help create your layouts – Slider Revolution and Visual Composer. It’s also integrated with WooCommerce and MailChimp, so all manner of user engagement is catered for.
While adventure breaks won’t be for everyone, a well-designed website will certainly help sell your vacation packages. To that end, Entrada could be the theme to help. It’s full of useful functionality, and is definitely worthy of being added to your shortlist.
There are a myriad of options when it comes to choosing a suitable theme for your hotel or bed and breakfast. While choice is nice, you’ll come across several “me too!” themes that only serve to saturate the market. Unfortunately, Bellevue suffers in this regard – not due to low quality, but from a lack of standout functionality.
On paper, there’s plenty to like about Bellevue. There are seven demo layouts available – covering hotels, cabins, beach houses, and more – to help get you up and running quickly. And if you’d like to dive deeper with customizations, there’s a drag-and-drop page builder built into Glossy’s admin panel.
There are also a couple of bundled premium plugins – Master Slider and WP Booking System – that can enhance the functionality of your website. However, while the various inclusions are welcome, there’s nothing here that can’t be accomplished with other, more full-featured themes.
Bellevue is fighting a number of other themes for your attention, and therefore it may just be that your cash goes elsewhere. That being said, it’s a well designed theme that can do the job of showcasing your hotel or bed and breakfast – if it can capture your attention, that is.
The Paradise Cove theme is designed primarily for hotels, with responsiveness and multiple sliders included. The three slider options provide fun animations, but they don’t suck down your website resources, maintaining quick load times. Bring in reservations from your customers, and generate custom posts for items like room types, testimonials and amenities.
The Hotelia theme, from TeslaThemes, offers the quintessential layout for all types of hotels. The booking theme includes the Revolution Slider plugin and Visual Composer, so you don’t have to pay for them at all. The Visual composer is perfect for helping beginners design a website, and the Revolution Slider plugin pulls in your customers with a stunning design. The stylish and responsive theme provides a video background and nice effects like a sticky menu, elegant transitions and hover effects.
Travel Blog Themes
The Trawell theme has everything you need to create a unique and powerful blog website. For starters, the theme offers four homepage variations. You can choose between a slider, map, video or a standard blog. The homepage also allows you to display logos of travel publications you’ve contributed to or that you have been featured in. Furthermore, you can display a map of all the places you’ve been to and follow it up with blog posts featuring those locations.
Trawell includes premade demos, all of which can be imported and changed with a single click. You will also find several premade inner pages such as Authors page, full-width page, page with a sidebar, and more. There are several blog post layouts to choose from and you can add various shortcodes to insert elements such as accordions, tabs, and other content blocks. In addition to that, the theme comes with built-in ad spaces so you can monetize your blog, easy Google Maps integration, and plenty of styling options to change colors, fonts, and more. You can even start an online store with travel-related items such as guides or recommended gear thanks to the WooCommerce integration. The theme is fully responsive, optimized to load fast, and comes with custom widgets to display your photos, social media links, and ads.
Try the Backpack Traveler theme if you’re a travel blogger looking to share their travel adventures in style. For starters, the theme offers several different layouts so you can choose between a traditional blog layout, a map layout or slider layout. The theme comes with the ability to integrate Google Maps on any of your pages. Not only this, but the maps are fully customizable so you can use the style that fits you the most.
What sets this theme apart is a set of custom destination post types which have been created so you can easily share information about a particular destination. Share information about food, nightlife, places to see, user reviews, and any other important tidbits your readers want to know. You can monetize the site by selling your travel guides thanks to WooCommerce integration. In addition to that, the theme is fully customizable, responsive, and includes custom social sharing options.
Overflow is a travel WordPress theme that can be used for a wide range of uses, especially for sites that emphasize photography. So, bloggers, online publications, and lifestyle writers can make great use of this theme. It comes with nine different demos, a featured posts section, and multiple page header types, that make it easy to organize your content.
Another great organizational tool is category filters as well as numerous page layouts as well as archive layouts. Additionally, you can customize various areas of your site using smart colors, set up a mega menu, and view any changes you make via the Live Preview option. It’s a well-rounded theme that would serve any site in the travel industry well.
Other Travel Themes
Listify works well for those interested in building a directory for a certain location. Share cool things to do in your city or town, and provide a quick search function on your homepage for an intuitive user interface. The theme offers a stunning slider and video background feature, with WooCommerce compatibility for selling souvenirs. The theme powers a community for people to post and claim their own business listings, while you can moderate everything that goes through the site. With responsiveness and powerful settings options, you can’t go wrong with this one if you plan on making a directory.
Some other features worth mentioning here include sidebar options, background color options, multiple heading sizes, category filters, header types, smart colors, live preview, archive and homepage layouts, page layouts, and a mega menu you can customize. Finally, a few other features you should know about include Google Fonts, sticky (and smart) navigation, and mobile slide-out widgets. This theme is truly multipurpose and it proves that in its feature set.
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