A quality website is a must-have for businesses in the travel industry, including travel bloggers. Your website should inspire travel and get visitors excited to see the world and experience what you have to offer.
WordPress is an ideal platform for travel websites because it’s affordable, easy to set up for a DIY approach, and provides all the functionality you need thanks to a community that offers thousands of quality themes and plugins.
Here, we’ll highlight some of the best travel WordPress themes to consider for your website. We’re breaking it down into three different sections: travel agency themes, travel blogger themes, and hotel themes.
We’re only showcasing our favorite travel WordPress themes rather than overwhelming you with a huge number to choose from.
Travel Agency WordPress Themes
If you run a travel agency, or if you’re designing a website for a travel agency, there are a number of WordPress themes that serve as an excellent starting point. Some themes have been created specifically with travel agents in mind, while other multipurpose themes could be used for this type of business, or for just about any other site. Here are our favorite WordPress themes for travel agency websites.
Embark is a well-designed theme specifically created for the travel and tourism industry. There are six different pre-made designs you can choose from, plus you can customize any of the designs or create your own from scratch. Embark is made to be compatible with the Elementor page builder (our review), so those who have experience with Elementor will feel right at home with Embark.
Most importantly, Embark includes some powerful features for travel agencies and tour operators. Visitors can book and schedule tours or events, and complete payment. The theme integrates with WooCommerce and it’s easy to accept payment via PayPal, Stripe, and other payment gateways. You can easily create custom booking forms and form fields to meet your needs, with no coding required. Embark also integrates with Google Calendar, Apple, and Outlook so you can manage bookings efficiently.
As one of the top-selling travel themes on ThemeForest with an average rating of 4.93 out of 5, Embark is an excellent choice. The quality of design, flexibility (thanks to integration with Elementor), and ability to take bookings and payments make Embark a top choice.
Triply is another outstanding travel booking theme that combines beautiful design and stellar functionality. You’ll get four pre-designed templates to choose from, plus different listing styles, single page layouts for tour details, and travel destination designs. All of the layouts and designs are very well done, making it easy to get a professional-looking travel website at a very affordable price.
Like Embark, Triply was also created to integrate nicely with Elementor. It’s easy to customize the starter templates or even create your own custom designs from scratch with the drag-and-drop builder.
While Triply looks amazing, it also offers critical functionality for your travel booking website. The theme uses the BA Booking plugin to power its booking functionality. You’ll also get advanced features for site-wide search, filtering options, maps, plans for tours, and a calendar.
Both in terms of design and functionality, Triply deserves a place among the best travel WordPress themes.
Grand Tour is another beautifully designed theme that offers multiple options for the look and feel of your site. There are multiple pre-designed homepages, as well as inner pages, tour lists, and tour detail pages. You can also use the intuitive content builder to customize existing layouts or create your own. Pre-designed colors and styles are available, allowing you to customize the design quickly.
There are three different booking options available:
With WooCommerce integration, working with your choice of payment processors is easy.
Grand Tour also includes advanced search capabilities, search autocomplete, and the ability to filter tours or trips by popularity. You can also allow visitors and customers to review their trips or tours.
Getting your site up and running is quick and easy, thanks to the one-click demo import from Grand Tour. All you’ll need to do is replace the filler text and photos with your own.
Divi is an all-purpose WordPress theme, and it’s also one of the most popular themes on the market. Unlike the previous themes we’ve looked at, Divi was not created specifically for travel websites. Instead, it’s a general theme that can be used for just about any type of site, including a travel agency.
There are more than 100 pre-made websites and almost 1,000 different page layouts available with Divi. This includes a full website pack for a travel agency website, as well as a layout pack for a travel blog.
Divi doesn’t include the booking functionality of the themes previously mentioned, but you can always use a plugin like BA Book Everything for that. The pre-designed template for travel agencies makes it easy to get a great-looking site, or you could use one of the other pre-made designs and customize it to suit your needs. You can also create your own layout and design with the powerful Divi Builder. This visual drag-and-drop builder allows you to create custom page layouts, and you can even design other aspects of your site like the header, footer, archive pages, and more.
To get access to Divi, you’ll need a membership to Elegant Themes. The membership also provides access to the Extra theme, as well as few plugins from Elegant Themes. If you create websites for clients, you’re sure to love Elegant Themes’ pricing and licensing. The basic license allows for use on an unlimited number of sites, including client projects. It represents one of the best values in the WordPress community, especially the option to purchase a lifetime license.
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Ultra is another popular multi-purpose WordPress theme. It’s created by Themify, offers more than 60 pre-made designs, plus the ability to customize any design or create a unique layout using a drag-and-drop page builder.
In terms of customization, Ultra has a lot to offer. However, Themify also attempts to make your life easier by giving you some pre-designed options if you want to put something together quickly. There are 15 preset colors you can use to set up your site quickly, or customize the colors and create your own color palette.
The same concept applies to typography. There are some pre-design font choices you can choose from, plus the ability to select from more than 600 free Google Fonts.
WooCommerce integration makes it easy to accept payments through Ultra.
Ultra does not come with any pre-designed templates for creating travel agency websites. However, you could choose from more than 60 pre-made designs to find one that you want to customize, or start from scratch.
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Travel Blogger WordPress Themes
Are you a travel blogger looking for the perfect theme? While there are thousands of themes available for bloggers of all kinds, some themes have been designed specifically with travel bloggers in mind.
Here are a few of our favorite options (Divi and Ultra, both covered in the previous section, are also excellent options for travel blogs).
Astra is the most popular WordPress theme of all time, with more than 1.6 million websites using the theme. There’s a limited free version you can try before deciding if you want to purchase the Pro version.
Astra offers a huge selection of starter templates that can be used to create different types of websites. One of those starter templates is the travel blog pictured above (there are also other travel-themed starter templates, including two for travel agencies). A few of the starter templates are available for free, but most (including the one shown above) require the Pro version of Astra.
In terms of design, Astra also provides several options for header and footer designs and layouts, so you can customize your site further. You’ll also get extensive color and typography settings to create exactly the site that you want. There are also additional add-ons available to make Astra compatible with Elementor and Beaver Builder.
In 2021, page load speeds and user experience are more important than ever before, and Astra excels in this area. It’s a lightweight theme that has a reputation for being well-coded and fast-loading. You’ll have the best chance to rank well in Google searches, now that page load speeds and core web vitals are officially a ranking factor.
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The Traveler by Meridian Themes is another excellent option for travel bloggers. The grid-based layout is perfect for showcasing your photos and putting emphasis on your content. The theme also has five different archive layouts so you can choose the one you like best. You’ll also appreciate the options available through the WordPress customizer in the dashboard, allowing you to change the styling without touching any code.
You can purchase The Traveler individually, or as part of a package that includes all of the themes from Meridian Themes. The full pack is available with yearly pricing or lifetime pricing and both allow you to use the themes on an unlimited number of sites.
Tripster is a gorgeous WordPress theme that could be used by individual travel bloggers or larger publications. There are seven different homepage layouts to choose from, plus many inner pages and blog post layouts. All of the options are well-designed and make it easy to showcase your travel photos and stories in a beautiful way.
Like some of the other themes we’ve looked at, Tripster was created to be compatible with the Elementor drag-and-drop page builder, so you can customize the design to suit your needs. The theme also makes extensive use of the WordPress customizer to allow you to control aspects of the design easily from the WordPress dashboard.
Tripster also includes a lot of other features like:
You’ll also be able to create amazing review posts thanks to Tripster’s advanced review and rating system. Choose from three different rating formats, use your own rating criteria, and create affiliate buttons to monetize your content.
Extra, like Divi, is from Elegant Themes. While Divi is an all-purpose theme, Extra was created specifically for magazine websites. It’s useful for large, multi-author publications as well as small blogs with a single writer. Exra is very well designed and comes with plenty of customization options.
One of the main benefits of using Extra is that it comes with the Divi Builder built-in, so you have full control over the layout and design of any page or blog post. You also have extensive control over the header and footer, colors, typography, and just about every other aspect of your site.
Extra also has a powerful category builder, which makes it possible to create unique and custom layouts for the different category archives of your blog. You can also use this approach to create a customized homepage design that suits your needs.
You’ll also be able to create beautiful review posts with built-in capabilities to turn any standard blog post into a review. Optionally, you can also allow readers to rate your articles and display the average user rating.
Like Divi, Extra is available through membership to Elegant Themes. With the membership, you’ll be able to use both themes and the plugins from Elegant Themes on an unlimited number of sites. Yearly and lifetime pricing is available.
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Trawell is a popular and highly-rated travel blog theme available at ThemeForest. Like some of the others, it could be appropriate for individual bloggers or for a travel magazine site that publishes a high volume of content. There are several different pre-made layouts you can choose from, and you’ll also be able to easily customize the site to suit your needs and to match your branding.
The homepage template includes several pre-defined sections that you can re-order and customize as needed. There are also a number of templates to choose from, plus unlimited fonts and colors. You’ll be able to customize the layouts of your posts, and you can assign different layouts to each category if you’d like.
Trawell also helps with monetization by offering spots for banners on the homepage, archives pages, and blog posts.
Other features include:
Avada is an extremely popular all-purpose theme that comes with more than 80 pre-built websites to choose from, including a travel blog. With Avada, you have complete control over the design and layout of your site. You can customize the starter site or create your own with the drag-and-drop visual builder. There are more than 100 elements you can include in your site, thanks to the Avada Builder.
Not only can you customize page and post layouts, but you can also control the header and footer. If you want to sell products at your blog, you’ll appreciate the tight integration with WooCommerce and the ability to design your own product pages.
Aside from the layout and design flexibility, Avada is also built for performance. From the WordPress dashboard, you’ll be able to access the Performance Wizard that makes it simple to optimize your site for faster page loads.
Hotel WordPress Themes
Websites for hotels, resorts, and B&B’s need to have specific functionality in order to meet the needs of today’s visitors. While WordPress doesn’t offer the functionality to offer online booking by default, there are a number of themes created specifically to add this to hotel websites. Here are some of our favorites.
Bellevue is one of the most popular travel WordPress themes for hotels, resorts, and bed & breakfasts. There are eight different demo websites to choose from, plus lots of different inner page layouts (a total of well over 200 page templates). The theme was made to allow drag-and-drop editing with the Elementor plugin, so you’ll have complete control over the design and layout of your site. The theme customizer also offers options to style your site as needed.
When you buy Bellevue, you’ll get a custom version of WP Booking System at no extra cost. This plugin makes it possible for visitors to book rooms, and also allows you to manage the bookings very easily.
If you need to set up a site quickly, you’ll appreciate the 3-minute setup process that includes a one-click install. There’s also a powerful drag-and-drop form builder you can use to create custom forms for your site.
Hotel Zante is another excellent choice for hotels and other accommodation services. There are four different homepage layouts, each featuring a beautiful design that will give your site a professional look. There’s also an options panel that provides many customization options to get your site looking and functioning just how you want it.
The availability calendar and booking system will make your site a breeze for visitors to use. There are several different payment gateways, plus options for coupon codes, seasonal pricing, blocked dates, additional services, and more. In the admin dashboard, you’ll be able to view all the details of bookings that have been made.
Hotel Booking WordPress comes with 10 different homepage demos and more than 100 pre-made page templates. All of them are beautiful and perfect for giving your hotel or resort a professional appearance. The theme also integrates with Elementor to allow you unlimited customization of your pages and posts.
This theme comes with an advanced booking system that offers features like:
As an admin, you’ll be able to manage all of your bookings directly from the dashboard.
Sochi is a relatively new hotel theme, and it features a beautiful design that’s sure to give your hotel, resort, or bed & breakfast an amazing look. It includes four different demos and a total of 20 pre-designed pages, plus the option to set up your site quickly through a one-click demo install.
With Sochi, you’ll be able to use Elementor to customize the demo designs and layouts or create your own from scratch. The theme was created to be used with this popular page builder plugin and Sochi comes with more than 20 custom Elementor widgets that extend your customization capabilities.
You’ll also appreciate the powerful and feature-packed booking system that comes with Sochi. It allows you to:
Nixe comes with several different demos you can use as starting points for your own site. The theme also comes with the Visual Composer plugin (at no extra cost), which allows you to customize your pages and posts with a drag-and-drop builder. You can customize the demos to suit your needs or start your own designs and layouts from scratch.
A collection of 42 shortcodes are helpful for easily adding pricing tables, carousels, and much more. Nixe also has a feature that’s incredibly useful for hotel websites through the “rooms” custom post type. You’ll be able to upload photos of the different rooms and provide a description with the features and details of each room.
Nixe does include a booking system, or you can use an external booking system if you already have one that you prefer. The built-in booking system is a little more basic than what you’ll get with some of the other themes on this list.
Final Thoughts on Travel WordPress Themes
With most travelers researching and booking trips online today, it’s imperative for hotels and other travel and tourism businesses to have an effective website. Your site needs to look professional to appeal to visitors and it must provide the essential functionality.
The themes showcased in this post are ideal for travel agencies, travel bloggers, and hotels. With any of these themes, you can get a professional website at a very affordable price. Each theme also offers plenty of customization options so you can match your existing branding and achieve a custom look.
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