Eat is proud to announce the launch of independent partnerships with two of the world's largest food and travel websites - namely Time Out and TripAdvisor. The partnerships are designed to bring more bookings and revenue to UAE's food and beverage industry.
As of today, UAE restaurants partnered with Eat can benefit from receiving bookings through an integrated reservation link on the Time Out and TripAdvisor websites.
The partnership brings the immense traffic of both Time Out and TripAdvisor directly to UAE restaurants and, significantly, caters to both the local diner and also the millions of tourists visiting UAE every year.
With these partnerships, residents and tourists, seeking out restaurants on TripAdvisor and Time Out will now:
- See ‘Book a table’ buttons on the profiles of the restaurants
- When they click, a booking widget is loaded that returns real time table availability
- The diner can then place a reservation through Eat’s real-time booking system
- The reservation is confirmed by SMS and Email
It has always been our vision to solve problems related to restaurant reservations, and to centralize the vast number of channels where restaurants acquire users and today we are taking another huge step towards that goal.
TripAdvisor is the largest online channel for restaurants to acquire customers and travelers. With TripAdvisor, our restaurant partners now have direct access to this traffic, and a way to send that traffic directly to their reservation system.
Time Out is the region's most trusted source for independent restaurant reviews and one of the UAE's most popular online publishers. Restaurant partners also benefit directly from the huge local traffic generated by Time Out.
Across the Eat platform, we now represent travelers with TripAdvisor, expats with Time Out, and the Middle East’s foodies and passionate fine dining users with eatapp.co. Once restaurants are plugged into our network, they gain rich access to the largest pool of diners in the Middle East.