WP Travel Engine – Best Travel Booking WordPress Plugin

Description

WP Travel Engine is the best travel booking WordPress plugin to create SEO-friendly travel booking websites.

We created WP Travel Engine, a travel WordPress plugin, to help every travel website owner to create travel and tour booking websites quickly, and increase bookings, inquiries and Average Order Value (AOV).
WP Travel Engine has everything you need to create a full-fledged travel website and start selling – from creating complete itineraries to collecting payments from your customers.

CHECK THE DEMO OF THE WP TRAVEL ENGINE

All Add-ons | Travel and Tour Themes | Video Tutorials | User Documentation

THE KEY TO ANY GOOD TRAVEL BOOKING WEBSITE IS

➜ An easy-to-use itinerary builder
➜ Advanced Search Engine
➜ Ability to offer different packages and sell more (group discount, extra services)
➜ SEO-friendly features, including Schema (microdata) integration
➜ Smooth and progressive booking process
➜ Supports a wide range of payment
➜ Guests / Travelers Dashboard
➜ Features to build trust with the guests (reviews, social proof)

WP Travel Engine gives you everything you need to create a wholesome tour booking website and sell more with less effort.

EXTEND FEATURES WITH ADD-ONS

WP Travel Engine plugin has many add-ons to extend your website features and offer a smooth booking experience to your guests. See the features and understand why WP Travel Engine is possibly the best travel and tour booking plugin for WordPress.

User Experience

  • Trip Fixed Starting Dates — You can add departure dates and times to all the tours. In addition, you can create different travel packages (budget, luxury, etc.). Then, the guests can search for the tours according to their travel date plan and book them.
  • Advanced Itinerary Builder — You can create an enriched itinerary with a text editor, meals, duration, accommodation, altitude chart, and gallery, among other features.
  • Form Editor — You can edit and customize the forms to offer a personalized experience.
  • Currency Converter — It automatically converts the tour price to local currency by detecting the guests’ location.
  • Trip Weather Forecast — You can add weather forecast information to each trip.

Upsell (Increase Average Order Value)

  • Group Discount — The ability to offer group discounts can help increase revenue by increasing the average order value (AOV). Group Discount add-on encourages more people to book trips, leading to higher AOV. Additionally, this feature can help you fill up trip dates that might otherwise be empty.
  • Extra Services — You can sell additional services to the guests, such as airport pickup/drop, room upgrades and so on, which will help increase the average order value (AOV).

Marketing

  • Partial Payment — You can set an upfront payment (percentage or fixed amount) to tours. Guests can make some amount upfront while booking a tour and the remaining amount later.
  • User History — This add-on will help you keep track of your guests’ booking journey so that you can see which pages they visited before booking and how much time they spent on each page. You can use this information to make informed decisions about how to build more trust and influence the booking decision.
  • Trips Embedder — This feature allows you to embed your trips in your website’s blog posts and others (such as an influencer or affiliate marketer). By embedding your trip in high-traffic blog posts, you can bring traffic to your trip pages from various sources and increase your bookings.

Lead Capture

  • Itinerary Downloader — The add-on automatically creates tour brochures (PDF) which guests can download and read offline. It saves time and money on design costs! Guests can download the brochure by providing an email address (or without).
  • File Downloads — You can add downloadable files to trips for guests to download. Guests can provide an email address (optional) to receive the downloadable file. In addition, you can capture leads by requiring an email address to download the files.

Conversion

  • Trip Reviews — Allows guests to leave a review on the website. It helps build trust among the guests and also helps increase bookings.
  • Trip Fixed Starting Dates Countdown — You can add a countdown timer for the trip starting date and create urgency for booking.
  • Social Proof — It leverages social proof to increase the conversion by letting your guests know that others have bought trips from you. Research shows that social proof can increase conversion.

Automation

  • Zapier — You can integrate WP Travel Engine with the Zapier automation platform

PAYMENT GATEWAYS SUPPORTED

WP Travel Engine plugin supports all major payment gateways for maximum booking.

WooCommerce Payment

It supports payments from different payment gateways that WooCommerce supports. WooCommerce is the most popular plugin for creating an online shop and supports almost all the payment gateways worldwide. That means WP Travel Engine likely supports your local payment gateway.

Other Payment Gateway Add-ons

WP Travel Engine also supports PayPal Standard, Book Now Pay Later, Direct Bank Transfer and Check payments methods.

FREE TRAVEL BOOKING THEMES COMPATIBLE WITH WP TRAVEL ENGINE

PREMIUM TRAVEL BOOKING THEMES COMPATIBLE WITH WP TRAVEL ENGINE

WP TRAVEL ENGINE FEATURES

  1. Unlimited Travel Packages — There is no limitation on the number of tours you can create and sell. Easily add tour details, gallery, itinerary, regular price, sales price, duration, trip facts, FAQs and the cost included and excluded.
  2. Advanced Trip Search and Filter — Use the existing search filters or create custom filters to let your customers find the matching trip based on the destination, budget, duration, activities, trip types, etc.
  3. Smart Travel Booking Process — The trip booking process is smooth, quick and smart. The price automatically gets adjusted based on the number of people selected. In addition, the booking form only includes the necessary fields, which results in faster booking and more sales!
  4. Payment Processing — WP Travel Engine supports a wide range of payment gateways. Your customers can book online, and you can receive payment quickly.
  5. Progress Bar — WP Travel Engine comes with a beautiful progress bar. The progress bar visually represents how much progress a guest has made toward booking a tour. Research has shown progress bar to increase booking and sales.
  6. Enquiry Form — WP Travel Engine includes an enquiry form on the trip page so that customers can easily find the form, fill it out and contact you. You can now get more enquiries about your travel packages.
  7. Booking Email Notification — You can customize the message that your customer receives when they book a trip. Also, every time a traveller books a trip on your website, you too will receive an email notification with all the booking details.
  8. Booking Details — The booking information is all saved on your website with all the details of the travellers. You are just a few clicks away whenever you need any booking details or information.
  9. Discount Coupon — You can create different coupons to offer discount to customers and entice them to book.
  10. Create More Tabs — There already are four tabs (Overview, Itinerary, Costs and FAQs) on each page. If you need more tabs, easily create them and even change their order!
  11. Unlimited Trip Facts — You can create unlimited trips ‘Facts’ such as group size, meals, accommodation, the best time to visit and so on, and then add them to different trips.
  12. Destination Page — You can easily create destination pages. For example, London, USA and Nepal. So whenever a traveller visits a particular destination page (for example, Nepal), the traveller can see all the trips that belong to that destination.
  13. Activities Page — You can create different activities page such as hiking, sightseeing tours, mountain biking, skiing and so on. So when a customer visits your website, they can see the various activities that you offer and trip associated with them. For example, if customers visit a hiking activity page, they will see all the trips associated with hiking.
  14. Trip Type Page — You can categorize the trips according to their types. For example, you can create trip types like dog-friendly, child-friendly, budget travel, nature walk and weekend trips. So when customers visit the trip type page (for example, dog-friendly), they will see all the dog-friendly trips.
  15. Currency — You can also choose the currency in which you want to sell your trip package.
  16. Translation Ready — The plugin is entirely translation ready. So feel free to translate your website into any language.

MORE FEATURES

  • Pricing for adults, children, etc. (pricing category)
  • Group booking
  • Minimum and maximum age
  • Duration
  • Sales price
  • Trip code
  • Trip highlights
  • Cut-off time
  • Minimum and maximum participants
  • Cost includes and excludes
  • Photo gallery
  • Video gallery
  • Map
  • FAQs
  • Booking details
  • Inquiries details
  • Customer details
  • Customer onboarding process
  • Email tags for booking and inquiries emails
  • Currencies support
  • Edit booking button
  • Featured Trips

TRAVEL SEO FEATURES (Schema Markup)

WP Travel Engine supports travel schema markup (JSON-LD format). Schema markup helps search engines understand your website content better. It converts unstructured data into structured data, making search engine crawlers crawl your website better. It improves organic visibility and ranking.

WP Travel Engine passes Schema Markup Validator Test and Rich Schema Test to give your website a competitive SEO advantage.

GUTENBERG BLOCKS AND ELEMENTOR WIDGETS

WP Travel Engine provides six blocks for Gutenberg in the core plugin. Similarly, it offers six widgets for Elementor via the WP Travel Engine Elementor plugin.

The blocks and widgets includes are:

  • Trips — You can display trips according to conditions (featured, latest, on sales and custom selection) and choose from four layouts and other filters.
  • Destinations — You can display Destinations according to many filters and choose from three layouts.
  • Trip Types — You can display Trip Types according to many filters and choose from three layouts.
  • Activities — You can display Activities according to many filters and choose from three layouts.
  • Trip Search — You can display the Search filter horizontally or vertically and add search criteria such as destination, duration, price, activities, etc.
  • Terms — You can display trip categories created under Custom Filters, like Destinations, Activities and Trip Types.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM WP TRAVEL ENGINE?

WP Travel Engine plugin is perfect for creating

✔ Multi-day travel and tours websites
✔ Single day or hourly tours website
✔ Trekking websites
✔ Camping websites
✔ Mountaineering websites
✔ Surfing websites
✔ City tour websites
✔ Rafting websites
✔ Jungle safari websites
✔ Hiking websites
✔ Summer holidays websites
✔ Winter holidays websites
✔ Wine tours websites
✔ Cruise websites
✔ Beach holidays websites

STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIALS TO USE WP TRAVEL ENGINE

How To Install And Activate WP Travel Engine Plugin?

How to Create a New Trip?

How To Configure Global Settings?

How to Use Advanced Trip Search?

How To Use Custom Filters In Search?

CUSTOMIZATION AND FLEXIBILITY

WP Travel Engine is flexible and easily customizable. There are several filters and hooks for developers to extend the plugin and customize it as needed.

WP TRAVEL ENGINE SHORTCODES

WP Travel Engine provides various shortcodes that you can use to display trips and itineraries, destinations, activities and so on.

GET HELP

We have created step-by-step tutorials about using WP Travel Engine. You will find the answer to most of your questions in the tutorials below.

If you cannot find the answer to your questions, we encourage you to contact our support team via support ticket.

We also have an active Facebook Community of WP Travel Engine, where we discuss building and marketing travel websites. We encourage you to join the community.

FEATURE REQUESTS AND ROADMAP

The roadmap of WP Travel Engine is public. You can see what our team is currently working on.

If you are looking for some features that aren’t available in the WP Travel Engine yet, you can request the features. You can also vote for the features requested by other travel business owners.

Screenshots

  • Trip Booking and checkout flow.
  • Trip Activities Listing.
  • Booking Details Page.
  • Global Settings for trips.
  • Trip Add/Edit Page.
  • Trips Archive Page.
  • Trip Coupon creation.

Blocks

This plugin provides 6 blocks.

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Installation

How To Install And Activate WP Travel Engine Plugin?

MANUALLY

  1. Download wp-travel-engine.zip
  2. Extract the wp-travel-engine.zip into your computer
  3. Upload the extracted wp-travel-engine folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugins page.
  5. Go to “AFTER ACTIVATION” below.

AFTER ACTIVATION

  1. You should see the WP Travel Engine setup wizard.
  2. Go through the setup wizard and set up the plugin for your site.
  3. You’re ready to create trips!

FAQ

Do you have user documentation and video tutorials?

Yes. We have step-by-step user documentation and video tutorials on using WP Travel Engine. We also have WP Trave Engine’s Youtube channel, where we regularly post videos related to WP Travel Engine.

Is WP Travel Engine SEO-friendly?

Yes. WP Travel Engine supports travel schema markup (JSON-LD format), which helps search engines like Google understand your website content better and help increase organic visibility.

Where can I get support?

Please contact our support team if you have any questions about WP Travel Engine.

Where can I report the bug?

If you find any bug, please report it via our support ticket.

I have some features suggestion. Where can I request them?

You can request the features on WP Travel Engine’s roadmap. You can also vote on features requested by other users.

Do you have developer documentation?

Yes. We have developer documentation with lots of hooks and filters.

Do I need to know coding to use WP Travel Engine?

No. You don’t need to know any coding to use WP Travel Engine. Instead, you can follow our step-by-step tutorials to create a travel booking website and start selling.

What themes does WP Travel Engine support?

WP Travel Engine is tested with most WordPress themes. So, it should work perfectly with any theme. In addition, some travel WordPress themes are made using WP Travel Engine, which are 100% compatible with WP Travel Engine.

How many payment gateways does WP Travel Engine support?

WP Travel Engine supports most payment gateways around the world. We have developed several add-ons to support most payment gateways. If you cannot find support for your payment gateway, please request it via the product roadmap.

Does WP Travel Engine support WooCommerce Payment gateways?

Yes. We have created WooCommerce Payments add-ons that supports all the payment gateways supported by WooCommerce. Since WooCommerce supports most payment gateways, WP Travel Engine will likely supports your local payment gateway.

I have further questions. Where can I contact you?

Please send us an email via support ticket, and we will be happy to help you.

Reviews

November 23, 2022
I am really thankful to the support team of WP TRAVEL ENGINE. All my querries were resolved within 24 hours of their service providing time. Keep up the good work. Wish you guys all the best. THANKS AGAIN.
October 18, 2022
the wp travel engine lacks some important features, and in some addons it promises more than it really offers. But one thing I can say with confidence: Thank you for your great support. You are fast, highly professional and successful. I hesitated for a long time with a rating to wait for a few support cases and leave a solid impression. I have now. More than half a year: absolutely exemplary. Thanks very much! Martin Grub Tours & Travel
October 4, 2022 1 reply
I'm not quite sure of the point of this plugin. While it allows you to add trips and all the details, it doesn't provide any obvious shortcodes to display packages on a page, such as the Home Page. In fact, the shortcodes I managed to find, broke homepage completely when I added them. There is no styling options, just lots of preset pages it loads into your website. This plugin is almost a theme and takes over everything once installed. If you are just after the functionality and want to use it as a plugin that presents filters and archives etc, this plug wont do that. I suspect that to get anything out of this plugin, users will need far more than a bit of CSS knowledge and need a full set of coding skills. Kinda defeats the purpose of plugin IMO! I have had to restore my website from a back up, as this plugin tore my website to bits once installed.
September 28, 2022
WP Travel Engine with Travel Booking Plugin: The video tutorials are absolutely brilliant - precise, detailed and simple to follow. Support responses are always prompt and very helpful.
September 26, 2022
the plugin is user-friendly, rich, and professional saved a lot of time for me and did the job perfectly the development and customer services team are out of this world, they go the extra mile with you, a lot of patience and tons of dedication thank you guys, thank you Sanoj
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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

5.5.6 – 28th November 2022

  • Fix: Shows packages as page issue
  • Minor enhancements and Issue fixes

5.5.5 – 15th November 2022

  • Fix: Fancybox Gallery Button Issue in Single Trip Page
  • Fix: Check availability loading issue
  • Fix: Image blur issue in trip listing page
  • Minor enhancements and Issue fixes

5.5.4 – 18th October 2022

  • Fix: Trip Duration label
  • Fix: Typo fixes
  • Fix: Layout issue of check availability section on small devices
  • Minor enhancements and Issue fixes

5.5.3 – 19th September 2022

  • Design: Trip availability booking widget in mobile improvement
  • Enhancement: Booked seats tracking functionality enhancements
  • Enhancement: Booking update and creation from admin page
  • Minor enhancements and Issue fixes

5.5.2 – 15th September 2022

  • Fix: Trip content scroll issue
  • Minor enhancements and Issue fixes

5.5.1 – 14th September 2022

  • Fix: Missing Dropzone script on dashboard
  • Fix: Social Login redirection issue
  • Enhancement: Rating stars not displays when no ratings
  • Fix: Missing Icons
  • Minor enhancements and Issue fixes

5.5.0 – 12th September 2022

  • Feature: Customers can now Log In or Sign Up via socials. Facebook, Google and LinkedIn
  • Feature: Show/Hide related trips on Single Trip page.
  • Feature: Tax can be enabled and tax details will be shown while checkout.
  • Feature: Enable hours on week days basis for short day tours or multi day tours.
  • Enhancement: Both admin and customer will get information of each travellers in email.
  • Enhancement: Quick menu of WP Travel Engine has been added on Admin bar for easy navigation.
  • Enhancement: Enhanced and user friendly customer dashboard with new looks.
  • Enhancement: Optimization for page speed by reducing resource size and requests.
  • Enhancement: UI/UX enhancements
  • Fix: Search filters not being displayed when enabled Hide in Search Page – FILTER BY Section
  • Fix: Remaining amount is 0 for partially booked trips on Dashboard
  • Minor enhancements and Issue fixes

5.4.4 – 1st August 2022

  • Fix: Disable fontawesome option not working
  • Fix: All videos can not be deleted from gallery tab on Trip Edit
  • Minor enhancements and Issue fixes

5.4.3 – 15th July 2022

  • Fix: HTML entities not renders on Script templates used on trip booking popup.
  • Fix: Travellers info not displaying.
  • Minor issues fix

5.4.2 – 4th July 2022

  • Minor issues fix

5.4.1 – 27th June 2022

  • Fix: Booked Date formatting issue
  • Fix: Cannot create booking manually from admin
  • Fix: Checkout button label shows full payment amount when discount applied.
  • Fix: Support for elementor trip slider widget
  • Minor issues fix

5.4.0

  • Fix: Pricing categories more than 10 not displayed while editing packages issue.

See changelog for all versions.