Airbnb rolls out restaurant bookings to be travel one-stop shop

Airbnb has pushed out restaurant reservations in the US on its website and smartphone app as part of its plan to be an all-in-one travel service, competing with Expedia.

Airbnb rolls out restaurant bookings to be travel one-stop shop

After a test run in San Francisco, now users can book tables at about 650 restaurants throughout the US. 

In January, Airbnb acquired restaurant reservation app Resy for a reported $13m (£9.58m). 

A dedicated restaurants tab on Airbnb's website and app will allow users to search by cuisine and time of day, or use a map view to find a restaurant. 

Airbnb is also working on translations within the Airbnb app so there won't be issues navigating a site in a foreign language. 

Travellers can then book a table directly through Airbnb.

The restaurants selected were curated by Resy and include local favourites, award winners and destinations, Airbnb said. 

According to Airbnb, its travellers spent more than $6.5 bn at restaurants in 44 markets around the world.

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