How to Make a Travel Brochure

By Techwalla Contributor

Travel brochures are information packages to advertise local tourist attractions. Some are made by local states, some by individual travel agencies. A good travel brochure would include pictures of points of interest, local parks and landmarks. Description of each destination is also necessary to help tourists decide where to go and what to do. There are numerous software programs you can use to create a travel brochure. Professional software can cost you thousands of dollars. You can just easily design your travel brochures using Microsoft Word. You don't even have to be a computer wizard. Here is how.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Microsoft Word

Step 1

We are going to make a fourfold brochure with finished size of 3.5" x 11". To do so, we will create 2 separate 11x14 legal size documents. They will be printed back to back and folded up evenly.

Step 2

Open a new Microsoft Word document, under templates, select brochures and click the 8.5" x 14" landscape 4-fold travel brochure template. You will see two spreads. Save as California Tours.

Step 3

Click on the text box and enter your own text. Click on the pictures and insert your own photos. Adjust size of text box and pictures by dragging on the sides and corners. To keep pictures proportional, hold shift and drag on the corner. Highlight text to format to different sizes, fonts and colors.

Step 4

Do the same for the second spread.

Step 5

Save the final design and email to your local printer and ask them to print it out on semi-gloss magazine paper stock.