If you’d like to tailor your guidebook links, there are a number of ways to do this. At present Touch Stay don’t offer the ability for you to brand your URL but never say never. In the meantime, here are some effective alternative approaches.
Create a Shortened URL
Using a website like https://bitly.com/ you can paste the guidebook link and it will generate a short version. Try it and see, it’s dead easy! Whilst it’s not branded (you’ll need a paid bitly account for that) and still is a string of characters, it is much much shorter.
If you have your own website, this is a really simple and quick solution. The major ones like GoDaddy, WP Engine, etc., all have a redirect feature. It’s nothing more than redirecting a URL to another URL.
For example, we created this redirect for our demo guidebook https://hub.touchstay.com/guest/Z7yWBy_irA38Y/
You could add anything to the end of your own URL, for example: yourwebsite.com/guest-guide OR /guidebook OR /app OR /beach-retreat-guide and so on. Hopefully you get the point!
QR codes have been around forever. You know those funny looking images that you point your camera at to access a website page? That’s them! Most phones allow you to point your camera at the code and it opens the website page. Beyond simple.
Like this. Open your camera and point it at the code!
You can find a simple QR code to your guide on the Invite & Share tab or if you want to add a bit more design flourish, we really like QR Code Monkey (that’s how we created the above code): https://www.qrcode-monkey.com/
Just copy the guidebook link into the URL box, optionally play with the colours, logo and design, then click to create the code. You can then download it and place it on your website, add it to a poster, create a small printed card, etc.
You might like to have a look at point #5 on this article we wrote about QR codes being used in holiday/vacation homes: https://touchstay.com/self-check-in/