Web Design Showcase of Travel Websites

Web Design Showcase of Travel Websites

Since the beginning of time the human race has been very curious and has wanted to explore the world. Nowadays we have a lot of modern methods to travel all around the world. Modern web technologies allow us to book a flight, hotel or a ticket very easily using the internet. Travel websites save us plenty of time because we can plan our vacation from home. Effective travel website design should be attractive for the users, it should include all the essential information and be easy to use.

The most common technique used in travel websites is big photos used as backgrounds or main elements of the website. This works very well because by using photos you can show visitors what to expect from the journey and help them to make their decision. Another important factor is functionality of the website. You should pay attention to the navigation, reservation and checkout processes.

Web Design Showcase of Travel Websites

35 Travel Websites

However in this showcase we want to focus on design and show you some beautiful travel websites to inspire you for your next project. In this web design showcase you will find 35 impressive examples of travel websites featuring all sorts of travel destinations, from Australia to Europe, Africa and more.

Emirates
Emirates

Delia Explorers
Delia Explorers

Indigenous Tours
Indigenous Tours

TravelBuzz
TravelBuzz

Telluride
Telluride

Silversea Cruise Discount
Silversea Cruise Discount

Captain John Smith Chesapeake
Captain John Smith Chesapeake

Anders dan anders
Anders dan anders

Utah.travel
Utah.travel

SMART travel
SMART travel

Tourism Australia
Tourism Australia

Orlando Vacation Homes
Orlando Vacation Homes

African Budget Safaris
African Budget Safaris

Jordan Tourism
Jordan Tourism

The Mountain Company
The Mountain Company

ThinkATrip
ThinkATrip

Visit Norway
Visit Norway

Surfcamp Portugal
Surfcamp Portugal

Costa Navarino
Costa Navarino

Los Cabos
Los Cabos

Tourism Thamel
Tourism Thamel

Philadelphia
Philadelphia

Live Africa
Live Africa

Visit Snowy Mountains
Visit Snowy Mountains

Alpine Meadows
Alpine Meadows

Hawaii Tourism
Hawaii Tourism

Experience Washington
Experience Washington

Trent River Cruises
Trent River Cruises

Egypt Tourism
Egypt Tourism

Monterey
Monterey

Definitely Dubai
Definitely Dubai

Idaho
Idaho

République Dominicaine
République Dominicaine

Alaska Zipline Adventures
Alaska Zipline Adventures

Kosciuszko Alpine Guided Walks
Kosciuszko Alpine Guided Walks

Conclusion

As you can see in this showcase travel websites have especially colorful and attractive designs compared to other niche websites. Pictures of exotic places and the traveling spirit dominate in this industry and it’s really visible in the travel website designs. Some of the listed examples use simple layouts with elegant color schemes but others use vivid colors and intriguing pictures.

What do you think makes you choose to book your vacation through one travel website above another? What else works on travel websites? Let’s discuss these questions in the comments section below.

Tomas Laurinavicius is a designer and blogger from Lithuania. He is interested in web design, Photoshop and blogging. If you want to stay updated on design news follow him on Twitter. Get in touch with me if you have interesting projects you want to collaborate on.

Comments

  1. / Reply

    Hi,

    very nice article.

    thank you so much

  2. / Reply

    Right share at Right time :) I was just thinking to search for some travel websites for reference and got this node to help me.

  3. / Reply

    I like the “Surfcamp Portugal” design.

  4. / Reply

    inspiring designs.

    • Ines,
    • August 29, 2011
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    Great article! here’s another great travel website: http://www.cookiesound.com

    • Phillip Seamore,
    • August 30, 2011
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    I love this one! http://www.inspiredbyiceland.com/ lot’s of video and they have live cameras around the country (just 2 now but used to be more).

    • Kip,
    • August 31, 2011
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    Great list – Glaciermt.com is a good one as well.

  5. / Reply

    I am very happy to read your articles it’s very useful for me, and I am completely satisfied with your Article. A good website design provider should be able to build design that is attractive, easy to use, fast-loading, focus on its content as well as its relevance to the main theme, and consistent.
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  6. / Reply

    This is the first article I’ve seen showcasing travel websites, which is a nice change. I think the main thing they all have in common is the great use of imagery which is a great focal point for this industry. I especially like the ones that use a full page image in the background and incorporate it into the design and layout of the content. There is a clear difference between the target audience and purposes for each site; the cleaner and more corporate looking sites are aimed at people looking for flights and hotel, whereas the more fun and designed websites are targeting customers looking for outdoor holidays and something a bit more exciting. My favourites from this collection are Alaska Zipline and Idaho.

  7. / Reply

    Fantastic showcase!!! It just forces to plunge into the travelling and sporting thoughts. Oh, you may look at http://www.websitetemplates.bz/tourism-website-templates-travel-website-templates.html to view a wide range of tourism related themes

    • Chuck,
    • December 5, 2011
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    Stumbled upon this great overview. Very good inspiration for a new travel site i need to design. I also found this very purrity one on another overview: http://www.villaestaboncuracao.com

    • Smart,
    • January 13, 2012
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    Very Good Post Thanks For Sharing…

    I Like This Two also :-)
    http://www.jktourismonline.com and http://www.kashmirtourpackages.co.in

  8. / Reply

    wow amazingly brilliant sites. Travel websites designs often feature large, attractive photos because of their emphasis on visual appeal. Thanks for post. Keep sharing

  9. / Reply

    Hi, I’m the designer / developer for African Budget Safaris, showcased above – thanks for featuring us. I have just launched a new site, http://www.discoverafrica.com which I’m quite proud of, thought it would be worth posting a link here.

    Cheers

  10. / Reply

    I am planning to revamp my travel website after setting it up for 1 year plus. Your post gave me some ideas on the template to choose and what other content to build. Thank you.

  11. / Reply

    Wow! Inspiring designs. Thanks for this lovely collection.

    • Ilya,
    • February 9, 2013
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    Wow. Very nice designs. Top few sites are especially nice. Some I don’t like that much, as they do not seem to catch my attention, besides showing a lot of pictures. Only showing big pictures of things surrounding the actual subject of the site (great beaches, countryside, diving and such…but nothing on the resort itself for example) is not always the best thing I guess.

    I’ve been promoting Malaysia for many years now with http://www.wonderfulmalaysia.com. No huge photo’s, but still an attempt of creating a nice holiday vibe :).

  12. / Reply

    nice design. I will use one of them for my site

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