7Travel is Australia’s premier travel destination, owned and operated by Seven West Media. Following a strategic shift away from ad-supported publishing, the national media company approached us for a reimagined online experience that supported their new eCommerce initiatives.
The key to this project was developing a structure, aesthetic and communication strategy that actively engages the site’s broad audience base. Simple page layouts were designed to give prominence to the vibrant imagery at the core of 7Travel’s sales pitch. Packages feature clearly and widely throughout the site, integrated seamlessly with rich content relating to online articles and television-promoted travel material.
The design aims to drive conversion — website signups and mobile app downloads — by providing a consistent, clear and intuitive online experience leading into an easy registration process.
The site’s responsive behaviour can see radical changes between the full-sized and mobile versions of a single page. This deliberate shift in content priority and presentation is to offer users a solid narrative with respect to the available screen space across different devices.
Meanwhile, UI elements change to suit what’s best for users, given the medium — for example, the destination tabs on the Travel Deals page collapse to a dropdown menu on smaller screens — presenting the optimal experience as users journey through the content.
Under the hood, the site’s simple UI is underpinned by a complex combination of business rules and templates directing content delivery, visual presentation and responsive behaviour based on the features included in each travel packages. Our priority was to ensure an elegant experience for the user, showing them only what they need to know when they need to know it.
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Part travel magazine and part online store, the new 7Travel site offers visitors a first-class experience of modern eCommerce and content delivery, encouraging organic traffic, member registration and, ultimately, sales conversion.