37 of the Best Web Designs from the Travel Industry
Travel websites often feature large, attractive photos because of their emphasis on visual appeal. This helps to get visitors thinking about traveling and visiting the particular destination. In this post we’ll look at 37 well-designed sites from the travel industry for your own design inspiration. Some are state or government tourism websites, and others are for hotels or business involved in the travel industry. If you’re working on a travel-related site of your own, I’m sure you’ll find some inspiration from these examples.
A beautiful design for a site from the state of Washington. The site gives information for those who are interested in visiting Washington.
This hotel site features a large background photo and a detailed header design.
A colorful website with an artistic 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.
This site will make you want to visit Monterey, CA! You can get info about top attractions, find accommodations, and do it all on a site with a great design.
This site uses a large, but subtle, background image. The slider displays photos of the inns, and links to specific location information is provided.
Club Manche Attractive’s site uses a lot of color, including the full-size background photo.
Visit Snowy Mountains naturally features a background photo of several skiers.
The site for Hotel Paradiso helps to set the mood of paradise by uses a bright blue sky as a background, and a large photo of the pool area and palm trees.
Trent Cruising uses a blue color scheme and attention to detail in the design. The home page features a large photo of a cruise ship on the river.
The background photo of Lanyon Holidy Cottages’ site shows a nice blue sky and a tree line. The sky serves as a background for the vertical navigation menu.
The background photo is the main design element in West City Hotel’s site.
Baja Vacations uses a colorful design, textures, and beautiful photos to get you itching to travel.
The Porches Inn uses a background pattern and a soft color scheme.
Vacation Rental Station’s site uses a colorful design. The vacation search function is highly prioritized on the home page.
The Idaho tourism site makes heavy uses of textures throughout its design.
GoHawaii uses a light color scheme, which is a good fit for this island state.
The home page for Bahamas.com features a large map showing all of the islands that are a part of the Bahamas.
Visit Maine uses a background image with beach grass and a sunburst.
The site of Visit San Antonio features a large photo of the famed Riverwalk.
Tennessee Vacation uses a colorful design with a lot of textures and a big background.
Signature Attractions uses a map as a background image which is of course fitting for a site in the travel industry.
Go Glamping uses a green, nature-inspired color scheme and a wood background.
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 showing a photo of giraffes in nature. Since safari’s are a major draw for visitors this is an appropriate image to feature.
Ausmag uses a textured sunburst background image.
Like the other Tennessee travel sites, Fall for Tennessee is colorful and full of textures.
Summertime in Tennessee uses brighter colors as compared to the fall design, with a large background image also playing a significant role in the design.
Springtime in Tennessee uses a lighter, spring-inspired color scheme and some hand-drawn design elements.
Tennessee Winter’s site makes extensive use of blue.
Lanikai Properties has a colorful, textured design.
Continuing on the trend of colorful sites, Visit Cascadia has one of the most vibrant color schemes of any site showcased in this post. The header is especially memorable.
Lake Crackenback’s home page consists mostly of a photo slider and navigation options.
Textures and warm colors are prominent in the Adventure Trekking design.
Design Hotels has one of the cleaner designs showcased here. Its mostly a black and white color scheme with a large photo.
Assaroe Falls uses an attractive design to promote their vacation apartments.
For more design inspiration, please see:
- Showcase of Big Backgrounds in Web Design
- 25 Nature-Inspired Website Designs
- 25 of the Best Websites for Educational Institutions
- 50 Inspirational E-Commerce Website Designs
- 25+ Inspirational E-Commerce Website Designs – Part II
Published August 10th, 2009 by Steven Snell