What are barcodes?
You might have noticed this symbol in the top corners of your tickets:
This is the tickets Barcode (QR code).
The code can be scanned to reveal the the booking number relevant to the ticket. This is the only information the barcode contains.
Barcodes and OTAs
These three OTAs: Viator, Expedia and Get Your Guide generate their own tickets so unfortunately your Bókun barcode will not be visible there.
Other OTAs are connected to Bókun through our own marketplace. That means that their tickets are generated in our system and your barcode will be visible.
Changing the barcode format
The standard format is a QR Code. You can change the format by clicking on the gear icon in the top right corner and selecting "Settings"
Scroll down and you should find a section called: "Barcode settings". There you can find a drop down menu in which you can select different formats of barcode.
Don't forget to hit save after you’ve made your selection:
You can also change the format for the ticket of a specific product only.
In you experience you select your "Tickets" settings. Click the button next to "Use a barcode format other than the vendor's default format". It turns green and a drop down menu should appear. There you can make you selection and hit save:
Currently, Bókun does not provide an application to scan and read these codes. Users are encouraged to design their own solutions for scanning and making use of these codes using our API.
The barcode (QR-code) is a default feature that companies can modify internally as they see fit. It is not mandatory to use and a lot of companies choose not to.