Our Tour Operator Stores Packages

With 8 years of experience working with the tourism industry, LightSpeed is perfectly positioned to propel your travel business into online success. Choose a package best suited to your business and budget


$ 2000

Get 3 tours setup for promotion and 1 custom designs to showcase your offering

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  • Custom homepage design
  • Style guide design
  • 3 pages
  • 3 tours set up
  • Responsive design
  • Content uploaded
  • Revisions

Plugin Configuration Included:

  • Tour Operator
  • 3 Plugins from the recommended list*

Value Added Benefits:

Average Lead Times:

  • +/- 14 Days


$ 3500

Get 6 tours setup for promotion and 2 custom designs to showcase your offering

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  • 2 x Custom design
  • Style guide design
  • 5 pages
  • 6 tours set up
  • Responsive design
  • Content uploaded
  • 1 Revision

Plugin Configuration Included:

  • Tour Operator
  • 3 Plugins from the recommended list*

Value Added Benefits:

Average Lead Times:

  • +/- 21 Days


$ 5000

Get 10 tours setup for promotion and 3 custom designs to showcase your offering

Get started

  • 3 x Custom design
  • Style guide design
  • 7 pages
  • 10 tours set up
  • Responsive design
  • Content uploaded
  • 2 Revisions

Plugin Configuration Included:

  • Tour Operator
  • 3 Plugins from the recommended list*

Value Added Benefits:

Average Lead Times:

  • +/- 28 Days

*Important Package Information

Please note:

  • Each package includes 3 months free hosting on our servers. After 3 months hosting will be payable at our standard rates.
  • Some packages include configuration for certain paid extensions. However the purchase price and license fee for these extensions is NOT included in the total package price. Should you wish to make use of these paid extensions then you must purchase these separately.
  • A list if the recommended plugins is displayed on the product page under the description tabs.
  • Recommended plugin configuration can be swopped out for another plugin if prefered.
  • We use are own free LSX theme for all our projects. LSX Theme utalizes extensions which must be licensed annually after the 1st year.
  • Each Package includes a 1 year free license for either the Tour Operators essentials or Tour Operators complete extensions bundle.

LightSpeed has 8 years experience working with the tourism industry

With built in functionality for digital tour itineraries, accommodation listings and destination management, our tour operator websites are the perfect solution for promoting your online travel business. Hire us to create a custom tour operator website that perfectly represents your brand and your products. Our team of developers take care of coding and interconnecting the content for your website, while our in-house designers will ensure your website looks as good as it works.

Types of Tour Operator Websites

  • Travel Agent
  • Tour Operator
  • Day Tours
  • Safari operator
  • Activity provider
  • Destination management

Find out more about our tour operator packages and let us help you define your specific needs

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Pitfalls and Mistakes to Avoid

  • poor Poor design
  • image Inadequate destination images
  • description Inadequate tour descriptions
  • search Inadequate Search
  • usability Inadequate site usability
  • customer Poor customer service
  • checkout No clear booking button
  • shipping No clear calls to action
  • abandonment Slow page load speeds
  • desktop Desktop-only website design
  • seo No SEO strategy
  • social No social proof

Read our post on the top tour operator pitfalls or mistakes to avoid

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Tour Operator FAQ’sFrequently asked questions about our tour operator packages

Yes, but these are limited to the number of designs included in the package deal you prefer.

Yes, we keep development copies of all our websites you can use as a sandbox to try things out, but also for future development purposes. Your live site will be copied over to the development site before we start a new round of changes.

Yes. Some packages include configuration for certain paid extensions. However the purchase price and license fee for these extensions is NOT included in the total package price. Should you wish to make use of these paid extensions then you must purchase these separately.

3 months of free hosting on our servers is included in all packages. Thereafter hosting will be payable either monthly or annually.

A free SSL certificate is included in all packages.

Yes. We can assist with registering your new domain.

We encourage our clients to maintain their own websites once they’re launched. All of the websites we create are built using WordPress, so that you can update it yourself. We will make sure you know the basics about how to use WordPress before we hand over the website to you.

Please create a Google Drive folder for all your content and make sure this has been shared with us.

Create a Google Doc with all the relevant tour information and share this with us. Be sure to include as many details as possible like : Tour description, duration, activities, included and excluded, travel information, start and end times, accommodation listings, pricing and any other tour details that you’d like included. It is preferable that you supply a corresponding shared folder that contains the necessary images for each tour.

Create a Google Doc with all the relevant destinations listed and share this with us. It is preferable that you supply a corresponding shared folder that contains the necessary images for each destination

All our websites are created with search engines in mind and the website design is compliant with search engine guidelines. It is a good idea for your website to be re-evaluated in time as over a period of time the search engines do alter their rules and algorithms.

All of our websites are built to be fully-responsive and mobile friendly.

We recommend using MailChimp for sending newsletter campaigns. We can integrate this service into various parts of your website.

Yes we do. We can redesign your site retaining your company corporate style or we can re-design to give you a completely fresh image. Contact us for more information first.

No. You can specify which plugins you would like us to install and configure. However certain plugins are required and will not be changeable.

RequirementsWhat we need from you in order to get started

  • Complete a preformatted Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with your destination and tour details. We will provide a template that will guide you in compiling your product content.
  • Tour and itinerary details. Please supply all important tour and itinerary details – pricing, included excluded, activities etc.
  • Supply a Microsoft Word or text document with provisional copy for the homepage and any other key pages.
  • Upload your product images at a minimum of 1000px wide. Alternatively create a shared folder on Google Drive or Dropbox and send the link.


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Meet the Tour Operator TeamOur Experts

Ashley Shaw
Chief Executive Officer

As founder and CEO of the company, Ashley’s time is split between generating or nurturing leads around the world, client consultation and managing his team.

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Barbara Kerr-Shaw
Chief Financial Officer

Barbs looks after the financial aspects of our business, account management, office administration, our fabulous team and the resident 6 felines.

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Christian Vancoillie
Systems Engineer

Chris, our systems engineer, is a computer nerd by heart. His main interests are networking, Internet and administration areas of IT.

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Deon Schreiber

Deon is a designer and all round creative guy. Proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator, he is rapidly adding skills in Sketch to his repertoire.

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Garth Glaum
Project Manager

Garth is LightSpeed’s Project Manager. Garth was a project manager in KwaZulu-Natal for several years, before relocating to Cape Town.

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Ignatius Vermaak
Technical Lead

Iggi develops technical specifications for our WooCommerce projects, manages our developers, handles support requests and ensures an agile workflow.

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Jacques v.d Horst
WordPress Developer

Jacques is responsible for general theme and plugin configuration, custom site styling and structural development.

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Virginia Garcia
WordPress Developer

Virginia is a Front End Developer with over 5 years’ experience. She is a Systems Engineer with a passion for WordPress and everything related to it.

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Warwick Booth
WordPress Developer

Warwick is the lead developer at LightSpeed and takes care of any back end work where he works mostly with HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript and SQL.

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