Diners making more restaurant reservations on smartphones

By Becky Paskin

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Iphone, Mobile phone, Smartphone

Diners are increasingly booking tables online via their smartphones
Diners are increasingly booking tables online via their smartphones
The number of online restaurant reservations made using mobile devices such as iPhones has increased by 8 per cent since the start of the year, as diners increasingly look to book on the move.

The news, according to online reservations system Livebookings, comes as Ofcom research reveals 27 per cent of UK adults are now smartphone users.

The use of smartphones is becoming increasingly important amongst restaurants as a method of researching, locating and booking a restaurant, as well as paying for the bill​.

Colin Tenwick, chief executive of Livebookings, said: “It’s clear that even during tough economic times restaurants are looking at how they can use technology to drive their business forward.”

Livebookings has also seen a 100 per cent year-on-year increase in overall bookings for the quarter ending June 2011, and a 12 per cent increase on Q1 2011.

Related topics: Trends & Reports, Restaurant

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