Livebookings Sees Record Number of New Customers in the First Quarter 2012
as It Continues to Roll out New Generation of Cloud-Based Restaurant
LONDON -- May 01, 2012
Livebookings, the European leader in online marketing services for
restaurants, revealed a record 705 new restaurants were signed up in the first
quarter, continuing a rapid adoption of its market leading cloud-based booking
In the UK Livebookings welcomed new group Fullers and international
hospitality group Whitbread, while in Germany Zum Franziskaner, the famous
Brauhaus and Wiesenwirt at the Octoberfest, and previously OpenTable’s biggest
German booking restaurant will join the European leaders this month.
Colin Tenwick, CEO, Livebookings said: “We have seen strong growth in Q1 2012
across the whole Livebookings product portfolio and in all geographies. The
launch of the new Livebookings Professional service provides restaurants with
the ability to operate in a ‘live’ booking environment right up to and
throughout service. As the impact of marketing to consumers’ mobiles
increases, so will the restaurants’ ability to fill empty tables at all times
of service; in turn increasing profitability.”
Livebookings’ new technology innovation has been instrumental in delivering
record numbers of new restaurants to sign up. In the US, Freebookings now
supports more than 700 restaurants in 40 of the 50 states.
Further milestones achieved by Livebookings in Q1 2012 include:
*4,500,000 covers booked in Q1, a target reached 3 months earlier than in
*Bookatable, Livebookings’ consumer facing website, topped 1 million visits
in a single month for the first time in Q1 of 2012
Notes to editors:
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.
Our consumer restaurant reservations website, Bookatable.com, is Europe's
fastest growing online restaurant booking website, operating in 9 different
languages and across 19 countries. It supports our unparalleled network of 300
distribution partners, including Time Out, Salir.com and Eniro.se, to ensure
we can spread news of deals far and wide and help our restaurant customers
attract new business.
Headquartered in London, with offices across Europe and the USA and customers
in 23 countries, Livebookings is the largest online reservations provider in
Europe, focused on making restaurants more profitable and dining out more
David Miller, 646-470-5257
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