SEATTLE, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Urbanspoon, the leading mobile restaurant discovery application and reservation management system, today announced international expansion through partnerships with leading online reservation services Dimmi and Livebookings. Now, Urbanspoon diners worldwide will have the ability to book reservations at nearly 7,000 restaurants with the addition of Livebookings and Dimmi reservation inventory. In the US alone, Urbanspoon is now seating over 2 million US diners per month, a number that has doubled in the last 6 months.
"Our goal is to give diners the best tools along every step of their dining experience, from finding the right restaurant, to making a reservation and giving feedback on their meal," said Kara Nortman, Senior Vice President, Consumer Businesses, CityGrid. "Partnering with other great companies, like Dimmi and Livebookings, extends our reservations coverage to millions of Urbanspoon diners internationally."
"Partnering with Urbanspoon highlights our commitment to provide our restaurant customers with access to more traffic," Guy Halfhead, Vice President of Sales, Livebookings. "Urbanspoon's user base represents high-quality diners looking to find and book reservations; matching them with our reservation inventory makes perfect sense to our business."
"Dimmi's goal is to provide our restaurant customers with access to the best diners in the region and driving new reservations through Urbanspoon allows us to deliver even more value to our restaurants," said Stevan Premutico, founder and CEO of Dimmi. "Urbanspoon is a popular source of premier restaurant content in Australia and we're excited about integrating our high-quality reservation product with their website and mobile app."
Urbanspoon Now Available in Ireland
Urbanspoon's expansion into the international market also includes coverage in Ireland, putting information and reviews on more than 2,000 restaurants at the fingertips of Irish diners.
Urbanspoon is a leading online local restaurant guide, aggregating restaurant content from across the Web including newspapers, professional food critics, bloggers and diners. Urbanspoon allows diners to make restaurant reservations through its online booking service, both on the Web and mobile. In addition, Urbanspoon offers restaurants Urbanspoon Rezbook - a complete reservation and table management system built to run on the Apple iPad. Urbanspoon is a subsidiary of CityGrid Media, LLC (www.citygridmedia.com), an IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) operating company, and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
About Dimmi -
Australia's leading real-time restaurant reservation and review website, Dimmi partners with more than 2,500 restaurants nationwide and the country's leading online restaurant guides to make recommendations and reservations a no-stress affair. Founded in 2009, it has seated more than three million Australian diners at restaurants ranging from hatted fine dining establishments to more casual suburban eateries.
Livebookings makes restaurants and diners click. We operate the world's only global, web-based restaurant reservations and marketing service, delivering over one million diners every month to over 9,000 restaurants including, Tantris, East, Grill and Aquavit. Our reservations tools enable restaurants to provide their diners with a free, easy-to-use online bookings service, to manage those reservations efficiently and to collect valuable customer data. Our marketing services ensure restaurants can run promotions and deals and execute online marketing campaigns to attract and retain their customers.