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About Touch Stay

We're a cheery, optimistic team here at Touch Stay that believes in the human spirit and the power of communication. Find out more about us, our values and our people right here.

Why we launched Touch Stay?

Touch Stay digital guidebooks are the brainchild of Andy McNulty and Joe Jones – two serial travellers who kept on encountering the same issue over and over again: an absence of clear communication with their rental accommodation hosts.

After realising that they shared the same frustrations, they vowed to solve the problem together – and in 2014 Touch Stay was born.

Designed to help any type of hospitality professional better communicate with their guests, Touch Stay has gone on to become the highlight of guest reviews worldwide. It’s been cited as a reason for repeat bookings, longer stays and most importantly – happier guests.

Here to help, not sell.

Andy and Joe vowed to create a product that “helps, not sells” – a principle demonstrated by our close knit community and our user-focused approach to product development.

We’ll never try to sell to you (if we do – tell us, and your subscription is on us!) but we will always try to help.

Now an award winning SaaS company, Touch Stay is continuously working to revolutionise the vacation rental industry from the inside out.

How we make a difference

We’re generally a pretty cheery, fun-loving bunch here at Touch Stay, but when it comes to social responsibility, we’re dead serious. That’s why we’re a carbon negative organisation:

  • We offset our team’s carbon emissions with Ecologi

  • Our Making a Difference guidebook topic helps operators spread their social responsibility efforts

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Don't worry! We've created a video to help you understand everything there is to know about Touch Stay digital guidebooks.

Meet the Touch Stay team

Our close knit team is dotted around the globe, working remotely. We each play a really important role in making Touch Stay what it is. And we're really proud to say that in 2024 we were awarded the Shortyz Team of the Year Award 😊

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Tyann Marcink

Queen of Guest Experience

Tyann has 5 holiday properties of her own, 2 rental management brands, and has been active in the vacation rental industry since 2007. She regularly speaks at industry conferences on guest experience and communications, photography, and social media. Oh, and she bought a bank and turned it into a vacation rental!

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Hazel Parker

Australia Community Ambassador

Hazel is passionate about all things tourism and runs an award-winning hosted country retreat in South Australia. She gives back to her community by mentoring local tourism businesses, provides input to local tourism committees, and now also spreads the Touch Stay love in Australia.

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Jane Mishchishina

Back End Developer

Jane is one of our grounded earthlings. Which is to say she thinks pragmatically about developing our code, one of the things we love most about her! She lives and works remotely in Ukraine with our technology partner, Echo UA.

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Arthur Kokhanskyi

Front End Developer

Arthur is one of life’s thinkers, a personality trait we love! He takes the right amount of time to assess ideas, all with a smile and constructive approach. Whilst working at Touch Stay he also gets time off to study at the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary.

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Hilary McNulty

Accounts

Aside from being Andy’s wife (a challenge all of its own!) Hilary is our Accounts Administrator. When not at the desk you’ll find her dedicating hours to Time 4 Children, who help improve the emotional wellbeing of young children.

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Joe Jones

Chief Operating Officer

Inspired to start Touch Stay after a 21 month travelling trip across 3 continents, Joe is a firm believer that the best way to experience any destination is to ask the locals. Joe is a CIMA qualified finance professional who, prior to Touch Stay, specialised in finance IT projects.

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Andy McNulty

Chief Executive Officer

Andy grew up on vacation rentals and, as a guest who found the paper welcome book underwhelming, he set to creating a digital alternative. Prior to Touch Stay, Andy held C-level positions in luxury fashion, at brands like Alexander McQueen, Gucci and Victoria Beckham.

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Drew Pearson

Chief Technology Officer

A tinkerer and nerd at heart, Drew applies his diverse technical skills towards improving travel experiences. This, and his love of travel with his wife and two boys, led him to the vacation rental industry, where he’s been programming and leading technical development since 2013.

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Kate Stinchcombe-Gillies

Chief Marketing Officer

Kate has worked in holiday rentals since 2006, helping to grow Holiday Lettings and then TripAdvisor’s vacation rental offering. She’s also a travel industry pundit for the BBC. A seeker of memorable guest experiences with a love of hospitality she's previously run restaurants & ridden pillion across Europe with just pannier to pack!

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Diana Fuentes

Account Manager

With a background in hospitality and management, Diana values the importance of listening intently and advocating for clients’ best interests. She’s as passionate about processes as she is adventures and, originally from Colombia, she’s now lived abroad for over 12 years- first in London, UK, and now in Valencia, Spain.

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Yurii Oleksovskyi

Front End Developer

Yurii is a proudly self-proclaimed nerd, with a background in logistics and a passion for travel. His love of learning and ability to tackle tricky problems head on are just a couple of the things that we love about him! He lives and works in Ukraine with our tech partner, Echo UA.

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Sergii Liskovskyi

Back End Developer

Sergii brings extensive experience in both programming and travel – a winning combination for a Touch Stay Developer! Originally from Ukraine, he’s lived all around the world and is currently settled in Montenegro. Outside work, you can find him hiking or planning future travels.

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Egemen Sarımaden

Python Developer

Egemen began programming when he was still in high school, and he’s since turned his hobby into a professional career. He joins us from Istanbul, Turkey, and when he’s not at work you can find him reading a book, watching a play, or finding the time to practise the flute!

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Loren Pudlewski

Head of Customer Success

A nurturer and life learner, Loren joins us after a decade of growing digital communities and supporting remote connections. Loren values flexibility for her family, and offering an intimate client experience. In her free time, you’ll find her renovating her home and gardening.

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Alice Fry

Social Media Manager

Alice has worked in social media since 2013 for various companies and clients, including WHSmith and John Lewis. She loves providing value-driven content that inspires and strikes a genuine connection with followers. Alice lives in Bristol, UK, and outside of work, you’ll find her planning her next adventure or chilling with her cats Kevin and Penny!

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Ned Biggs

Digital Copywriter

Ned has clocked up over 11 years in digital marketing and comms, with a strong focus on creating engaging content for a range of brands and agencies. When he’s not writing, he can be found digging for records, peering through his telescope at the night sky, or onboard his local lifeboat where he volunteers as a crewmember.

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Emma Cole

Head of Product & Partner Marketing

With a background in retail, eCommerce and tech, Emma loves working on products that make life easier. Joining the Touch Stay team from sunny Barcelona, she enjoys exploring the hiking trails, old towns and beaches of Spain by train, bicycle and motorbike. When not on the move, Emma supports the thriving tech community in Barcelona, attending and contributing to events (and the occasional fiesta) with the locals.

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Yana Kyrpenko

Project Manager & QA Specialist

Yana is a project manager with a knack for all things technical and testing. Management is her jam and is where she finds her inspiration. Joining Touch Stay from Ukraine, Yana is a huge sports enthusiast, crazy about dancing, and a huge fan of just having a good time!

Want to get to know us even better?

There are lots of ways you can find out more about Touch Stay. Explore the links below, or read about why our customers choose us.

Touch Stay events & workshops

In addition to industry shows, conferences, and speaker stages, we set ourselves apart by hosting our own experiential events and workshops, fostering unparalleled knowledge sharing and networking within the industry.

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