June 28, 2017

Airbnb Adds Reservation Booking Through Resy, In San Francisco For Now

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If you’re perusing Airbnb offerings in San Francisco, you might notice something new: reservation booking through Resy. Last November, Airbnb announced it would be integrating Resy’s reservation booking into its Trips platform, but this is the first time we’ve seen it inside the app.

Under the “For You” section among sake tastings and loft-style concerts is a new section cooly titled “Popular tables in SF.” Clicking on that icon will serve up a bevy of local spots to dine at–and within each restaurant profile, an opportunity to book a reservation.

“We’re currently testing the technical side of this partnership with a small group of restaurants in San Francisco. If you’re in San Francisco, or searching for San Francisco in our recently updated ‘For You’ tab, you may see an option to discover–and book a table–at a San Francisco hot spot, all without leaving the Airbnb app,” says company spokesman Tim Rathschmidt. It’s unclear how large the test currently is or when it will roll out more widely. But the big idea here is that Airbnb is looking to expand into more concierge-like services on its platform. Reservation booking on Airbnb in San Francisco. [Image: courtesy of Airbnb] Airbnb has deep interest […]

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