Big Five Tours & Expeditions is a premier luxury tour company offering individualized vacations worldwide. From custom-designed private vacations to fully-escorted special interest groups, Big Five specializes in satisfying discriminating taste for the ultimate travel experience. Consistently named as one of the Top Tour Operators in the World by readers of Travel+ Leisure magazine since 1999, they are the preferred choice for the discriminating traveler. The 2005 World’s Best Awards once again placed Big Five Tours & Expeditions among the very best for its superior traveler satisfaction.
Utilizing a luxurious color palatte, THAT Agency was able to lend a rich look to the custom tour website, while allowing their amazing tour imagery to take center stage and do the selling for Big Five. At the center of the home page, lives a Flash panel, which incorporates a custom transition to fade from image to image.
Two search features were built into the website, allowing users to easily search and find their desired destination and/or tour. Additionally, users are able to notify their friends and family about their upcoming trip, but utilizing the Flash postcard feature, which allows them to customize and send their own online postcard to their recipients of choice.
Technologies Used: PHP, CSS, AJAX and Flash.
Big Five is able to manage all of their Tours, Destinations and Regions with an intuitive categorization schema, allowing them to create a web of information. Additionally, Big Five has perspective on all lead submissions that are submitted through the site, and which Travel Agents they are directed to. Specials, Press Releases, Testimonials and Email Marketing Campaigns are also manageable via their backend.