30 of the Best Web Designs from the Travel Industry
While the quality of design and the visual appeal of any website can have an impact on its overall success, websites in the travel industry have a strong dependency on appearance. Whether it is a website for a hotel, resort, event, or a local or state tourism initiative, capturing the interest of visitors is important.
When you browse through websites in the travel industry you’ll see many that are well designed, and you’ll see a heavy use of large photos to make a strong visual impact. In this post we’ll showcase 30 different travel-related sites for your own design inspiration.
A beautiful design for a site from the state of Washington. The site gives information for those who are interested in visiting Washington.
A colorful website with a full size background image, Jacksonville Landing makes a great first impression.
MacAllan Ridge’s site features a nice, big background photo. The content area uses textures and a nature-inspired color scheme.
The website for Trapp Family Lodge features a large photo of the lodge, and links to all relevant content.
You can get info about top attractions in Monterey, find accommodations, and do it all on a site with a great design.
Lanyon Holiday Cottages uses a clean design with a heavy use of photos.
The Idaho tourism site makes heavy uses of textures throughout its design.
GoHawaii uses a soft texture and elements from nature within the design.
Visit Maine uses a full-screen background photo and a nature-inspired feel.
The site of Visit San Antonio uses a clean design.
Tennessee always has great websites for its travel initiatives. The Tennessee Vacation site uses a full-screen slider for maximum impact.
Fall for Tennessee is colorful and features a huge background photo.
The Summertime in Tennessee uses a video to replicate a drive. You can plan a road trip from the site.
Springtime in Tennessee uses a lighter, spring-inspired color scheme and a large photo.
Tennessee Winter’s site makes extensive use of blue.
Go Glamping uses a clean design and layout with a large slider area.
Textures are an important part of the Alpine Meadows site design. A large home page photo is also featured.
Live Africa gets you excited to visit Africa by featuring a slider with photos of animals in nature. Since safari’s are a major draw for visitors this is an appropriate strategy.
Design Hotels has one of the cleaner designs showcased here. Its mostly a black and white color scheme with a large photo.
Wythe Hotel uses a clean layout with a light gray and dark blue color scheme.
Exclusive Italian Tours gets you ready to visit Italy by showcasing many of the country’s most famous cities and landmarks in a full-screen slideshow.
Kentisbury Grange uses a very large slideshow to keep the homepage very visually oriented.
The full-screen background photo on Kassandra Bay Hotel will have you ready to visit in no time.
The Gale South Beach hotel website uses a large slideshow for a strong visual impact.
The homepage of Travel Oregon uses a collage of many different photos from around the state.
Markisches Landhaus uses a simple homepage layout that features a full-screen background slideshow.
The Space Needle website looks great, but to get the full effect you need to visit it and scroll.
The homepage of Westin Finds is dominated by a full-screen slideshow.
Corte Jago has a nice, clean design with heavy use of large photos.
The Bedford Hotel homepage features a full-screen background photo and a great color scheme.