The 10 best WordPress Plugins to improve your Travel Blog

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July 15, 2021
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In addition to WordPress themes that specialize in easy travel blog creation, there are also many travel WordPress plugins. Some are free and some are paid (recommended), and most of them are quite easy to use even if you are a beginner blogger.

Do you want to create a travel blog with WordPress?

Or do you just want to create a website with features like online booking, Google Maps and other options you can find on platforms like Airbnb?

Do you have a blog where you want to add a travel log?

Do you post beautiful travel pictures and you want to make them interactive ?

This article will show you the 10 best premium WordPress plugins to create and manage a travel blog or website. 

Then, let's get back to what we are here for.

1 . Travel Booking

Travel Booking is a premium extension of the popular WordPress e-commerce plugin WooCommerce. It allows you to add online booking functionality to any travel blog using WooCommerce. 

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As it integrates with WooCommerce, it supports most online payment gateways such as Paypal, Stripe, and many more...

Read also our article on the 10 WooCommerce plugins to create a product filter

So you will have the ability to make variations on each trip, set a custom Booking date or a separate price for an adult or child on a trip. Other functionalities accompany it and are not the least. They will complement the dynamism and robustness of your website, to make it unique. 

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2 . WooTour

WooTours is a premium WordPress plugin that allows you to easily create tours, trips, appointments, events and manage your entire booking system -booking- as well as checkout and payment system on WooCommerce. 

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It is perfect for those who want to allow visitors to create a user account and make reservations on the internet. As features, you will find among others: 

a complete and functional booking system, the use of WooCommerce to sell tickets, several payment methods, sending an email to the user upon booking or cancellation, a user's booking history, support for several shortcodes, and much more.

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3 . Hatlas Vision

This plugin automatically recognizes destinations and points of interest in your travel pictures and makes them interactive by adding descriptions to them with links to activities and hotels nearby. 

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This is a great Wordpress travel plugin to increase the engagement of your community by giving them inspiration but also to promote the best experiences. You also have a dashboard where you can check which of your pictures are performing the best and where you can also edit the locations and products for each of them. They have a free version and a premium one where you can add your own affiliate links.

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4 . HBook

HBook will allow you to easily enable online booking on your WordPress website. It is perfectly suited for anyone who owns a business in the hospitality industry: hotel, B & B, vacation apartment, camping...

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With the HBook premium WordPress plugin, you will be able to add availability calendars, table prices and online booking forms in seconds.

You can also accept PayPal payments for booking. I would recommend this plugin as it has gotten great reviews from its users.

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5 . Map List Pro

This is an easy-to-use, feature-packed, Google Map compatible premium WordPress plugin.

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Map List Pro will allow you to quickly display your locations in a paginated, sortable, searchable and filterable list. It has over 35 styles and is fully customizable.

Map List Pro is a perfect tool for creating store locators, office addresses and contact lists. 

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6 . Hotel Booking Engine

The premium travel WordPress plugin Hotel Booking is a property rental system. It will help you create a hotel or real estate website. You can use it to present your properties beautifully and accept reservations via email or enable automatic online reservations with or without payment.

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If you are putting up properties for rent, this plugin will help you connect them to your website so that you can accept instant bookings from all channels and avoid overbooking. This reservation plugin works with any WordPress theme. Its main features are :

a search form for available properties or rooms, management of seasonal prices and different rates, booking of multiple rooms by one person, a search algorithm powerful and smart enough to recommend accommodations based on the number of guests, support for online payments via PayPal, 2Checkout, Braintree, Stripe, etc..., synchronization of bookings with OTAs via iCal and much more.

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7 . Hero Maps Premium

Hero Maps Premium is a WordPress plugin that allows you to quickly and easily add Google Maps to your blog or website.

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The Hero Maps Premium plugin will allow you to quickly and easily add Google Maps to your WordPress site. It offers extensive configuration options, the ability to aggregate all of your markers to a map via Marker Geo Mashup, and provides a simple drag and drop interface for marker generation. 

See also our 10 WordPress plugins to create a directory on your blog

This is a great tool that you can pair with any of the booking plugins on this list to create your travel blog easily, but more importantly... quickly. In addition, Hero Maps Premium provides a simple drag and drop interface that is easy to use.

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8 . Interactive World Maps

Interactive World Maps is a premium WordPress plugin that helps you create as many geolocation maps as you want, continents, countries or regions... with interactive and colorful markers.

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It is compatible with the latest versions of WordPress and fits perfectly with the Visual Composer plugin.

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Thanks to Interactive World Maps, you will be able to display several types of regions such as: a map of the whole world, a continent or subcontinent, a country and much more.

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9 . Calendarista

Calendarista is a premium travel WordPress plugin designed to offer your customers a faster and more efficient online booking experience. Its goal is to make this service faster and easier for any business, including travel businesses.

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If you're looking for a complete hotel booking system, car rental, apartment rental, travel agency, beauty salon, restaurant, etc., you'll be able to set up your website for quick and easy internet booking.

It offers 10 booking modes, 3 payment gateways and if that's not enough, it also supports WooCommerce, a custom visual form builder, Google Maps support to set up the start and destination, just to name a few features.

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10 . Tour Master

Tour Master is a premium WordPress plugin that comes with the most comprehensive tour management system. This plugin is specially designed for tour operators, tour packages, travel agencies, travel ticket sellers, transportation ticket sellers and much more.

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The system is integrated with many necessary features such as: support for sharing on social networks, as well as connecting to the website via the latter, the ability to import and export your data, customization of the fields of the booking form -Booking-, sending the invoice to customers by e-mail, the ability to block last minute bookings, and much more.

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Conclusion

That's it! That's it for this list of the 10 best premium WordPress plugins to create and manage a travel blog. They will allow you to easily add online booking functionality to your website. 

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