Travel these days is a serious business so if you’re looking to add functionalities to your Travel/Tours website then read on, as we’re discussing WP Travel; the best plugin available for the moguls of travel and tourism industries.
While WordPress solves a lot of problems for travel websites with it’s sheer volume of ready-made designs that you can select from to make your project an eye-candy along with utility plugins that also help to increase the functionality of your website, the sheer volume of themes and plugins to choose from is actually intimidating and creates more hassle than it saves.
Similarly, adding lots of plugins can ultimately slow down your site’s load time. So choosing the right plugins can play a large role in the success of your websites and although the search might seem trivial, with the number plugins to choose from in the WordPress Plugin Directory alone, it’s easy to feel like a kid in a candy store. This is why we felt the need to design and introduce ‘WP Travel’ to the world as the best choice for a Travel Agency, Tour Operator or Destination Management Company, wanting to manage packages more efficiently & increase sales.
WP Travel is scalable, powerful and probably, the easiest plugin available in WordPress to manage packages and booking so that businesses that rely on booking and reservations can count on WP Travel to help them meet their online business goals as it provides a unique set of features that are focused on offering the best solutions for travel or tourism related websites as there’s a lot at stake to ensure that the site looks great and offers a top-notch user experience for potential tourists and travelers. Its full of useful functionalities, and is definitely worthy of being added to your website.
Listed below are some, if not all of the countless features that WP Travel provides:
1. Limitless Package Creation
We know that there shouldn’t be a limit to the number of services that you provide to your customers who dream their holidays with you. This is why we exclusively decided to offer the creation of tour packages with no limits. WP Travel lets you create an unlimited number of tour packages; as many as your server can handle. Every minute detail that a destination requires to be talked about like trip description, itinerary builder, price, sales price, duration, gallery, packages included/excluded, map and many more can be entered very easily.
2. A painless booking system
Planning a holiday should be fun and should actually help vacationers relax and rewind, just thinking about the trip itself but often times, the complexity of planning and bookings usually take away the joy and excitement of planning the much-needed break. With WP Travel, it’s actually quite the opposite. WP Travel includes a very easy and subtle simple booking system to provide your customers with a pleasant booking experience and get you more bookings as well as track them painlessly.
3. Multiple pricing and Multiple dates
At low demand levels, low rates can aid in attracting guests and as the demand increases, so can the prices and an agency’s greatest reward is finding the ideal public pricing that attracts guests and boosts their organization’s bottom line. To help with this, WP Travel has a feature that allows you to add multiple pricing and multiple dates for a single trip. It allows you with the options to quite easily and flexibly, adjusts the pricing of your packages based on the demands. Through regular checks on demand and availability of rooms or travel packages, the prices can be changed immediately to maximize sales and earn more profits every day.
4. Integrated Payment System
Accept and manage all payments securely with WP Travel.
The payable deposits feature provided allows you to accept payments through several payment options. With WP Travel, visitors can not only select the tours they want via an easy-to-use booking channel but will also and have access to various payment options including PayPal and four additional payment gateways. Please refer to the link to know about additional payment gateway. link: http://wptravel.io/downloads/
Growing a business can feel like a bit of a marathon. In some cases, it takes months to bring a business up to speed and it’s crucial that businesses offer deals and coupon codes as a way to promote business quickly. Therefore, WP Travel also allows admin to create a coupon code with an expiry date that can be used for special deals on Black Friday, New Year, Christmas or whenever you feel like it. These coupons can be published on the website or somewhere in the form of an Ad which users can use to claim the promised discount on the trip they make.
7. Full Data Reporting
WP Travel stands to reason that an agency offering complete holiday solutions needs a website with extensive functionality and because, data are the most sensitive and an important part of a business, WP Travel has in-built booking stat that helps you to generate the report from a different date range, types and locations. This way, you will be able to discover what kind of tours are most preferred and offer them accordingly.
8. Tax Options
There are lots of other great features of this plugin worth mentioning. Taxation rules are a sensitive subject that isn’t always addressed by many available Themes/Plugins. However, the developers of WP Travel have kept the subject on their minds and included Tax Options too in the plugin. With this feature, you will be able to add tax to the price of the trips inclusively or exclusively if you wish or if that falls under your company policy and not have to worry about it.
9. Tour filters
The WP Travel plugin is designed for travel agencies and booking companies looking for a unique and intuitive search function as it provides its users with a fun and creative way to find filter required Itineraries by filtering or using the easy search form. That being said, it is focused on offering search queries to the user, helping them find their ideal destination quickly. It’s a thoughtful approach that many other plugins don’t usually offer as it stands to reason that an agency offering complete holiday solutions needs a website with extensive functionality.
10. WP Travel Customer Dashboard and Bookings Views
A handy booking system should be central to any good travel website, and this plugin’s customer dashboard helps you take control of your business. Manage your bookings, customers, and business, like never before with WP Travel. Its secure and easy to use dashboard helps to accept and view bookings online easily so you can get your business up and running in no time. With just a few easy steps, let WP Travel become a part of your daily routine and start accepting and viewing bookings online with ease.
11. Trip Facts
In addition to these client-friendly features, WP Travel tries to make planning a vacation fun with a feature that lets you add trips facts to your trips. If you utilize this feature well and provide trip facts to your customers, they will probably like you more for helping them out and ultimately, lead to the generation of more and happy customers.
12. Rating & Reviews
It also really helps that this plugin comes equipped with features that allow users to add rating or reviews for each trip (or you can also hide them if they aren’t so helpful). Crucially for your business, you can add five star-ratings endorsements from happy travelers who’ve booked and gone through your website – if people hear that everyone else has had a good time, they are more likely to book with you.
13. Email Notification
WP Travel is designed with professionals in mind. Henceforth, it also comes equipped with the feature of email notifications. With WP Travel, you as an admin will be notified of all booking made by users and users will also get email notifications about their booking details. Moreover, all email templates are customizable as you’re allowed to configure every aspect of the email like who should receive it and what the email says.
14. Customizable tabs
Customizable tabs are valuable in marketing because they let you create a much richer customer experience and control the content your visitors see when they come to your website. Additionally, customization is also a snap with WP Travel as all trip details page tabs in front-end can be customized from the backend. It allows you to change their labels and sort by your requirements or even hide them if necessary.
If you’d like to get people excited about their travel, it’s super helpful to provide a map so they can easily organize and manage their trips. WP Travel also provides with this functionality. For each trip, you can show Google map so that in the front-end, users can easily see where the location of the trip is.
16. Translation Ready
Keeping diversity on mind, WP travel plugin is also translation ready in order to fulfill customer’s needs from all around the world. You can translate WP Travel to any language with the help of WPML Translation Plugin and for the translation of the string, you can use Loco Translate.
WP Travel can do so much more than what comes in the box as it also has a catalog of extra Add-On components for you to take advantage of like the WP Travel Utilities, WP Travel Razorpay checkout, WP Travel Instamojo Checkout, WP Travel Stripe Checkout and WP Travel PayPal Express Checkout.
To sum up, there’s an absolute wealth of features packed into the WP Travel Plugin, and we’d need another few hundred words to describe them all fully. For now, let’s just say that for setting up a tour or travel website, a flexible and feature filled plugin is a must and WP Travel provides it and more.
Overall, WP Travel is a focused plugin that provides you with the tools you need to design and run a responsive Travel Agency, Tour Operator or Destination Management Company with minimal effort, while also ensuring a streamlined customer experience. And in case you’re wondering which theme is best compatible with this plugin, its Travel Log by WEN Solutions. However, the plugin is very much flexible and can well be used with any theme.