Blogging is an acquired taste and one of its best niches include ‘travelling’. Some folks love to travel – and more so, they love to share their experiences! So if you’re a “travel blogger”, then start scrolling Columbus, a list of visually stunning themes await you!
I have also included accommodation and hotel wordpress themes for companies looking to have a beautiful website that will allow travellers to book rooms, make enquiries and see the imagery showcased with style.
Voyage wordpress theme created by ThemeFuse is most suitable for a travel agency or expedition booking company. It has a in built smart filter functionality allowing users to quickly find the holiday, excursions or accommodation they require. It is responsive so the website will look great on phones and tablets.
Discovery is built on the WPZOOM framework. It includes a featured posts slider, 4 static pages, compact post footers and footer widget sidebars. You also two post styles – small, large and full size. You also have the WPZOOM framework’s admin panel with is full of customization features.
The Navigator: Premium WP Location Guide
Our very first theme is directory-based theme which utilizes Google maps to pinpoint locations and allow users to interact with it. This theme is ideal for travel blogs and location guides. Besides this, you could also use it a real estate listings directory or store locator for your online shop. However if it’s the latter case, then you might want to look into WooCommerce.
Travella is a new Travel based WordPress theme from ColorLabs and it packs a ton of useful features such as Google Maps integration, custom post type “Events” which helps you create and schedule trips, BuddyPress support to build a community of travellers. Plus Travella is WPML compatible to help you translate to your preferred language
Nice Hotel – Responsive WordPress Theme
Nice Hotel is a theme which is meant for sites requiring a booking system, such as a spa or a resort or a hotel room. If your company offers travel packages, this theme is the best best for managing hotel rooms.
Tour Package - WordPress Travel & Tour Theme
Tour Package sports six custom post types: Gallery, Portfolio, Testimonial, Package (displaying tour packages), Price and Personnel. It includes 3 sliders and a page builder module which helps you get the design you want without any coding! What’s more is that it is retina display ready and has a travel package filtration module which can sort packages based on price, location, duration, etc.
Book Your Travel
Book Your Travel is designed for online reservation websites offering hotels, resorts and spas. Much like Nice Hotel, this theme packs a quite a few unique features: such as Package Filtering, Working Booking, Availability Checker. Book Your Travel has 9 color schemes to choose from and is WPML compatible!
Arctica Responsive WordPress Theme
Arctica comes with unlimited colors thanks to the theme’s built in color chooser. All forms of site customization (CSS elements) are made available in Arctica’s admin panel. The theme also supports a custom logo in the WP login page which is great for branding your website. It also has icon based menu items, includes the Revolution Slider plugin and is WPML compatible.
Guesthouse - Hotel & Sport Center
An intuitive travel and reservation based WordPress theme, Guesthouse supports both the Sports and Hotel scene. Guesthouse will automatically create a new page for every hotel room or sport you add – immensely useful for SEO. The powerful admin panel allows you to modify the theme according to your taste, and save them for later use. You can also start off with a number of predefined free skins for the theme!
Explorable is created by Elegant Themes and it is much like The Navigator. It supports Google Maps integration, WPML compatible, and includes a Filterable Listings search to sort results based on Type, Location and Rating.
Lamoon – Responsive WordPress Theme
Lamoon is another great example of a travel based WordPress theme. Besides being WPML compatible, Lamoon includes 5 color options, the LayerSlider plugin and a filterable photo gallery. You can also add individual header images and have full width layout to the two available custom post types – Room and Facilities. I should mention that the last two features were user requested features!
Travel Fullscreen Responsive WordPress Theme
Travel is a full screen AJAX based WordPress travel theme which supports infinite scrolling (pagination), integrates with Google Maps, supports dynamic image resizing, comes with the Visualization Shortcodes Generator and is WPML compatible. Come to think of it, the theme has a Facebook timeline sort of feel to it.
Journey comes from the house of Gabfire themes. You can use it as a personal travel blog or to showcase your company’s travel destinations. Under custom post types, you have the Gabfire media and photo gallery. The theme also has an Ad Module which displays category based advertisements to your visitors.
I should also mention that Gabfire themes also has a list of recommend plugins and hosting options, along with video tutorials. So if you’re looking to start a travel blog, Gabfire might just be what you’re looking for!
Soho Hotel - Responsive Hotel Booking WP Theme
Soho Hotel is another elegant example of a reservation based WordPress theme which sports an excellent Booking System and an Availability Checker. You can send reservation emails via a predefined SMTP or PHP mail, and accept payments from PayPal or bank transfer! You can filter posts (rooms) based on Seasonal Pricing and set a number of other such customization options. Soho Hotel also includes 19 PSDs and is WPML compatible.
The Place – Hotel WordPress Theme
The Place is another fine example of a travel based WordPress theme, similar to Lagoon. It has unlimited color and sidebar options, custom header and background options along with a Booking System. The theme is also translation ready, thanks to its WPML compatibility.
Travelous is the second entry in our list from ColorLabs. This theme is different from Travella primarily because Travelous is more of a personal travel blog theme. It includes Stories and Reviews, Review Slider, Review Ratings and Review Gallery. All of these features are essential for creating the perfect travel blog!
Travelo - Responsive Booking WordPress Theme
Travelo’s design aesthetics are highly influenced by today’s “flat and minimalistic design” trend. It includes two sliders – Revolution and Skitter, Google Fonts and Font Awesome support. It also has 6 preset skins and custom post types such as Tour Management, Rating System, and a Booking from builder. Like all the other ones, Travelo is also translation ready.
Midway – Responsive Travel WP Theme
Midway is a simple and easy to setup WordPress travel theme which includes 4 custom post types: Tours, Slides, Galleries and Testimonials and 4 custom user form types; namely Search, Booking, Question and Contact form. It also has custom widgets, Booking Payments and is translation ready.
Paradise Hotel - Responsive WordPress Hotel Theme
Paradise Hotel is based on the SmoothThemes framework witch includes a drag and drop page builder, advanced theme option panel where you can set unlimited colors and manage content specific ads. It also has 2 AJAX based forms: Contact and Reservation form. Besides this, you also get sTRANSLATOR which is a WPML ready translation tool built ground up by SmoothThemes.
RoyalGold - Unique WordPress Theme
RoyalGold is one of those themes that make you go “woah”. The fist thing that you notice is the 360 panorama view. Its clean, beautiful and elegant. Built on HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery, this theme is the best choice for hotels, resorts and spas. The theme packs tons of features including custom meta-box attribute; unique pages such as: About, Our Staff, Testimonials and 404 and integration with Contact Form 7, easyReservations, and WPML.
Viva Hotel - Premium Responsive WordPress Theme
Viva Hotel is a clean and elegant hotel/travel theme for WordPress. It is retina display read, comes with 8 custom widgets and features the Slider Revolution plugin & Reservation Form. It also has a smart skinning system featuring multiple color schemes. Viva Hotel also has a landing pages builder – great for capturing leads.
The Vacation Rental
Imperial: Hotel WordPress Theme
Hotec - Responsive Hotel, Spa & Resort WP Theme
If you like what you see in our list – we’re glad! We’d love to hear your thoughts, or if you have some themes to share, please go ahead and use the comment section!