HBI ties up with restaurant booker

Hotel Bookers International (HBI) has joined forces with online restaurant booker Toptable to offer a one-stop service for conference clients who want to book restaurants, private dining venues or bars. HBI has traditionally booked larger dining venues linked to events for business clients. By teaming with Toptable, which is Europe’s largest online restaurant booker, it will be able to help clients reserve tables across a wide range of smaller venues. Des Mclaughlin, HBI’s managing director said: “It makes sense to share expertise through a working partnership. We see the alliance as adding even greater strength to our respective portfolios and are sure that our clients will very quickly reap the rewards.” Toptable books restaurants in the UK as well as Dublin, Paris Barcelona, Rome and New York. It estimates it will seat 1.5 million diners this year.

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