Why is your website important
When it comes down to it, your website is the one online platform you have full control of as a 3rd party does not govern it, think Facebook, Twitter or TripAdvisor. And this is what makes your website so powerful.
Your tourism business’s website is home to all your content, images, videos and information that potential customers need to book with you. It also is the place that you drive return visitors to, to try and encourage them to come back and spend more at your business.
For many tourism businesses, they see their website’s design as nothing more than an image gallery. However, while high-quality images and video are essential to your website’s design, it should not be the sole focus for any business looking to generate more direct bookings through their tourism website.
What makes a good tourism website
A good tourism website is one that moves the visitor to trust your brand more and increase the likelihood that they will book with you.
The list below outlines ten items that we think makes good tourism website design:
- The site’s navigation is easy to use.
- Relevant information is easy to find and written in such a way so that it makes sense for anyone who reads it.
- The balance between high-quality images, video and written content throughout the site is right.
- The region your business is located in is promoted on the website.
- The location of booking buttons are positioned so that they catch the eye of the visitor and entice them to take action by clicking on them.
- Images and Video are high-quality and not dated.
- Specials & Promotions are regularly updated and advertised throughout the site.
- The website design is consistent with the rest of the brand.
- The website needs to look good on any device.
- The website needs to be able to be found on search engines.
Examples of tourism websites we’ve completed
We’ve worked with a variety of clients to deliver high performing tourism websites that have achieved increased bookings and showcase their business.
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