Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Holiday Quick Tip: Utilize QR Codes This Season

Last updated on November 11, 2022
4 minute read
Key Takeaways

  • QR codes are perfect for walk-in bookings and long lines.
  • You can also use QR codes to check guests in right from your phone.

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate

The holidays can often feel a bit hectic. Whether you experience an increased demand for your activities during this time of year or you’re juggling a lot of moving pieces surrounding an annual event, you know how important it is to keep everything at your business running smoothly.

For walk-in bookings, long lines, and checking customers in, QR codes can solve so many of your holiday headaches. Keep reading to learn how to use QR codes to make your life a little easier this holiday season. 

QR Codes for Last-Minute Bookings

QR codes are especially useful for tour operators who run holiday events or get regular walk-up customers. Events like holiday lights drive-throughs or fall festivals can result in longer lines and more on-the-spot bookings.

By posting QR codes at your location, you can ask walk-in (or drive-through!) customers to scan the code and be directed to an individual item or book flow. For operators selling a general admission-style ticket, this solution can keep people flowing through the door.

We also love this tip for reducing wait times at your attraction. Customers in line can easily book online by scanning a QR code and can move onto their activity even faster.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to set up an online reference tag to track how many bookings are coming from a QR code. By tagging the link that customers open from the QR code, you can track how many people complete a booking, giving you valuable information about conversion rate, customer behavior, and more. 

QR Codes for Quick & Easy Check-In

Beyond helping customers easily book an activity, QR codes can greatly assist your staff during the check-in process. 

You can enable your tickets and confirmation emails to be generated with a QR code that you can easily scan when customers arrive to check in. With FareHarbor’s mobile QR code scanning, all you need is a smartphone to quickly and efficiently check guests in. 

Pro Tip: Consider setting up an express line for people who bought their tickets ahead of time online to move customers through your lines quickly. 

FareHarbor also offers offline QR code scanning so you can still check customers in even if your internet connection is an issue. No need to worry about the cell service at your location!

We hope this quick tip makes you feel more prepared for the holidays! Be sure to check out our holiday strategy guides for additional seasonal advice.  

Related Guides