ONLINE restaurant booking system ResDiary has served up two “breakthrough” deals in key markets in Asia.
The Glasgow firm has added hundreds of outlets in Kazakhstan and the Philippines to its booking systems which are used by the likes of Blenheim Palace, the House of Commons restaurants and the Royal Opera House, as well as by awardwinning chefs such as Martin Wishart and Tom Kitchin.
Speaking about the latest agreements, Mike Conyers, chief executive, said: “These are important entry points into markets in which the restaurant sector is on a dramatic upward trajectory.
“ResDiary has worked hard to put these agreements in place because it recognises that to maintain growth it has to target areas in which the restaurant and hospitality sector is healthy and expanding.”
In Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, ResDiary teamed up with local firm Caspian Business Solutions to roll out its systems in the country’s restaurant sector. The joint venture will initially target 800 outlets in Almaty before expanding throughout the country. GQ magazine recently opened a high-end bar for young professionals in Almaty.
Jamshid Rasulev and Yuliya Rassuleva, sponsors of the ResDiary project in Kazakhstan and principals of Caspian Business Solutions, are already engaged in online marketing with businesses in the region via a partnership with the global travel resource MyDestination.com.
In the Philippines, ResDiary entered into a partnership with entrepreneur Dennis Ng, who operates yocal.ph an online business directory and iTaxi.ph, a taxi dispatching system with almost 1,000 taxis subscribed all over the Philippines.
Ng will begin by introducing ResDiary into Cebu City, described as the oldest city of the Philippines and second only to Manila in terms of population.
The agreements are the latest in a string of deals for ResDiary, which is expanding rapidly and targeting deals in the Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and the US.