OpenTable helps Canadians take a seat at the global dining table

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Enabled by OpenTable, local language bookings at more than 38,000 restaurants around the world open up a truly global dining network for Canadians to explore

OpenTable, the world’s leading online restaurant booking platform, has announced new functionality that will enable diners to search, discover and make reservations at restaurants across the globe in their local language through its web and app properties.

The global booking functionality brings together more than 38,000 restaurants across its network globally, including renowned global dining hotspots such as Berlin, Dublin, London, Mexico City, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto and Vancouver. Languages currently supported include English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese. The launch also brings together all of OpenTable’s separate country apps into one multi-language global app.

“With the ability to book a seat in your preferred language, OpenTable is now the ultimate ‘Global Dining Passport’ for Canadians travelling abroad,” says Christa Quarles, company CEO. “Canadian diners will be able to experience it in many languages whether they are uncovering authentic experiences overseas or visiting local favourites while they are at home.”

More than 42 million diners have been seated in Canada through the app and now Canadian diners can view menus; read and submit restaurant reviews; find key information, including directions for their chosen restaurant; and review the details of their reservation at any time, in English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

In addition to being able to discover and book restaurants around the world, Canadian diners will be able to manage their global bookings through their local OpenTable account.

“For nearly 20 years, OpenTable has focused on making connections between diners and restaurants around the world,” says Quarles. “As part of The Priceline Group, we are uniquely qualified to help global travellers become global diners. This next evolution will help diners create more authentic local dining experiences while travelling, discovering hidden gems and booking seats at must-visit destination restaurants.”

The new functionality provides increasing opportunities for international restaurateurs on the OpenTable network.  With all restaurants, appearing on all sites, in all languages, they will be discoverable to a growing audience of discerning diners.

“The enhancements enable us to further support our restaurant partners who will receive exposure to an increasingly global audience of diners that would otherwise be difficult and costly to target through their own marketing campaigns,” concludes Quarles.

OpenTable currently seats more than 20 million diners per month across its global network.

Follow the company on Twitter: @OpenTableCanada.


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