28 June 2011
Livebookings, the global leader in online reservations and marketing services for restaurants and Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA), a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing quality dining throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico, today announced their partnership to make Livebookings' online reservation platform available to its 800 restaurant members.
“DiRoNA is the most trusted name in quality dining and we are thrilled to bring our online reservations software and marketing platform to its members,” said Chris Persson, co-founder and chief sales officer at Livebookings. “We look forward to working with DiRoNA to help its members manage yield, increase sales, build and better market to their customer database, and ultimately, become more profitable.”
“At DiRoNA, we know how important internet marketing and reservations systems have become for the restaurant industry,” said Jeff Allen, executive director for DiRoNA. “That’s why we are excited to partner with Livebookings and help our members increase sales and make the most of these online opportunities.
DiRoNA-sponsored discounted pricing plans are available to all DiRoNA members for a limited time. To learn more visit http://livebookings.us/dirona
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Livebookings operates the world’s only global, web-based restaurant reservations and marketing service, delivering over one million diners every month to 8,500 restaurants including Gordon Ramsay Holdings, 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 deals and execute online marketing campaigns to attract and retain their customers. Our unparalleled network of 300 distribution partners, including Bloomberg, lastminute.com, and Ticketmaster, 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 pleasurable.
DiRōNA, was established in 1990 to recognize and promote excellence in fine dining. Today, it has expanded to include timeless traditional creative contemporary and legendary landmark categories.
It hires independent inspectors to explore nominated restaurants across the United States, Canada, and Mexico to find those worthy of the DiRōNA distinction. To be eligible, restaurants must be in operation and under the same ownership and theme for a minimum of three years. The rigorous, anonymous inspection process scrutinizes every aspect of the dining experience from food to decor. To date, fewer than 800 restaurants have received the DiRōNA distinction. DiRōNA is an international, independent, non-profit organization