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I've been asked by my friend to recreate his travel site, CMS style, in Wordpress.

His layout is something like this:

Home
About Us
-- Country landing page (with a featured tour, then links to the subpages below) ----- Tailor Made Tours landing page (landing page, then underneath, an overview of all tours in this country with "read more" links, each clicks thru to tour page)
--------- Individual Tour page
--------- Individual Tour page
--------- Individual Tour page
----- Group Tours landing page (landing page, hen underneath, an overview of all tours in this country with "read more" links, each clicks thru to tour page)
--------- Individual Tour page
--------- Individual Tour page
--------- Individual Tour page
----- Special Interest Tours landing page (landing page, then underneath, an overview of all tours in this country with "read more" links, each clicks thru to tour page)
--------- Individual Tour page
--------- Individual Tour page
--------- Individual Tour page
----- Hotels in this country landing page (landing page w/overview of all hotels in this country with "read more" links, each clicks thru to tour page)
--------- Individual Tour page
--------- Individual Tour page
--------- Individual Tour page
Contact Us
Request a Brochure
Customer Care

There will be about 10 countries each with subsections as above. Each landing page would list all the individual tour pages, with a thumbnail image and a link to take you to the corresponding tour page. The tour and hotel pages would need to be added by his staff via the Wordpress dashboard/cms.

I am only just familiarising myself with Wordpress development and this is the way I see it: - each country landing page would be a static page with links to Group Tours, Special Interest Tours and Tailor made tours. - each of those tour landing pages (Group Tours, Special Interest Tours and Tailor made tours) would list posts within a corresponding category, for example China > Group tours would list all posts categorised under "China group tours". - This list would be formatted to include the tour posts' featured image and a link to read the full tour post - Each tour page would be a post - it would have a dedicated layout with custom taxonomies for including things like price. It would have dedicated places for the cms user to assign photos. - There would also be a category for "China featured tour" and the cms user could choose a tour for this category which would appear as the country landing page's featured tour.

Is this the simplest way to go about doing that?? As I said, new to wp development, this would actually be my first project.. so just trying to get peoples input about how i'd go about it??

The actual site is here: www.sanyachinatravel.com

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This looks like a job made for custom post types.

try something like this

1) custom post type of "Countries"
2) taxonomies of "Tailor Made Tours", "Group Tours", "Special Interest Tours", "Hotels"

More On Custom Post Types

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thanks very much Martin.. but can i ask in this case, how id get the landing pages to pick up whatever taxonomy was assigned and sort them?? For example, how would I get a Tailor Made Tours landing page for a specific country like China, to list all the posts under a Tailor Made Tour taxonomy, for china specifically? Also whats the relevance of having a "Countries" custom post type? Wouldn't I want a Tours and Hotels custom post type?? dont quite understand full answer.. sorry –  Emma May 27 '11 at 14:12
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