The Tour operator plugin has been developed with a range of category types in order to help create a network of interlinking content, allowing users to easily view related posts.

General Categories

Travel Styles

The travel style category type is used to link accommodations with similar methods of travel. It is used by the accommodations, Destinations and Tours post type.

  • Navigate to the backend of your website
  • Hover over the custom “Tour Operator”  menu item
  • Select the “Travel Styles” option from the submenu that appears
  • Add in a new Travel Style by giving it a title (eg: Wildlife Safaris)
  • Configure the slug for the travel style (The “slug” is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens.)
  • If you wish to add the travel style as a sub-travel style, select the “Parent” style you wish to assign it too (eg: A sub-travel style for “Wildlife Safaris” could be “Big-5 Safaris”)
  • Add a brief description of the travel style
  • Select the “Add New Travel Style” icon
  • Travel Styles are then added to relevant post types

Destination Categories

Continent

The continent category type is used to link destinations by the continent they are situated on

  • Navigate to the backend of your website
  • Hover over the custom “Tour Operator”  menu item
  • Select the “Continents” option from the submenu that appears
  • Add in a new continent by giving it a title (eg: Africa)
  • Configure the slug for the location (The “slug” is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens.)
  • Add a brief description of the continent
  • Select the “Add New Content” option
  • Locations are then added to relevant destinations.

Accommodation Categories

Facilities

The facilities category type is used to link accommodation with similar available facilities

  • Navigate to the backend of your website
  • Hover over the custom “Tour Operator”  menu item
  • Select the “Facilities” option from the submenu that appears
  • Add in a new Facility by giving it a title (eg: Pool)
  • Configure the slug for the facility (The “slug” is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens.)
  • If you wish to add the facility as a sub-facility, select the “Parent” facility you wish to assign it too (eg: A sub-facility for “Pool” could be “Heated Indoor Pool”)
  • Add a brief description of the facility
  • Select the “Add New Facility” option
  • Facilities are then added to relevant accommodations

Accommodation Type

The Accommodation Type category type is used to link accommodations with similar types of accommodation options available

  • Navigate to the backend of your website
  • Hover over the custom “Tour Operator”  menu item
  • Select the “Accommodation Types” option from the submenu that appears
  • Add in a new accommodation type by giving it a title (eg: Houseboat)
  • Configure the slug for the accommodation type (The “slug” is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens.)
  • If you wish to add the accommodation type as a sub-type, select the “Parent” type you wish to assign it too (eg: A sub-accommodation type for “Houseboat” could be “Luxury Houseboat”)
  • Add a brief description of the Accommodation Type
  • Select the “Add New Accommodation Type” option
  • Accommodation types are then added to relevant accommodations

Brands

The Brands category type is used to link accommodations run by the same brand company

  • Navigate to the backend of your website
  • Hover over the custom “Tour Operator”  menu item
  • Select the “Brands” option from the submenu that appears
  • Add in a new brand by giving it a title (eg: The Four Seasons)
  • Configure the slug for the facility (The “slug” is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens.)
  • If you wish to add the brand as a sub-brand, select the “Parent” brand you wish to assign it too (eg: A sub-brand for “The Four Seasons” could be “The Four Seasons Resorts”)
  • Add a brief description of the brand
  • Select the “Add New Brand” option
  • Brands are then added to relevant accommodations