South African software company Dineplan has signed an agreement with Google that will allow users to make instant reservations at restaurants directly from Google Search, Maps or the Assistant.
Dineplan said its service is currently used by thousands of restaurants across the country to manage their reservations.
The system has now been integrated with Reserve with Google. Consumers can stay informed through Google Calendar, Gmail, and through their devices, as well as use the Dineplan mobile app to cancel, confirm or change their instant booking.
The deal will also allow customers to see availability live at their favorite restaurants and easily book directly through Google, the group said.
“Being able to offer restaurant reservations through Google will offer customers another promising avenue for making reservations through the Dineplan network.
“With company profile reservations showing up in Google search results, this will be a very convenient and efficient way for customers to make their reservations,” said Martin Rose, director of Dineplan.
Rose said this service should help attract more bookings and people to restaurants, which have been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said more than 300,000 bookings are made each month on the South African Dineplan network – 30% of these are made online.
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