Good year for bookings service

Tenwick: “delivering more” to trade.

LIVEBOOKINGS, the online restaurant reservations firm, had a record-breaking year in 2012, it said last week.

The firm reported year-on-year revenue growth of 60% on its Bookatable website, with the number of diners seated up 33% on 2011 to 15 million across Europe.
Bookatable saw the proportion of bookings made from mobile devices jump from 11% at the end of 2011 to 34% as 2012 came to a close.
Fuller’s and Whitbread were among hospitality clients which adopted its products and services to capitalise on the increased booking traffic from smartphone and tablets.
Revenue was up 33% compared on last year across the Livebookings group.
Chief executive Colin Tenwick said Livebookings was helping UK restaurants defy tough conditions on the high street.
“The figures for 2012 show Livebookings is delivering more to restaurants and Bookatable is attracting more consumers, despite a tough economic climate,” he said.
“Over the next 12 months, we will continue to improve on the monthly average of seated diners that we deliver to each restaurant customer, and we will continue to break booking records by meeting consumer demand for great value dining experiences.”

Image – Tenwick: “delivering more” to trade.