Airbnb taps the restaurant reservation market in the US

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Start-up App Airbnb has gone from strength to strength in the hospitality industry which allows travelers to stay in others homes via a mobile app for a fraction of the cost of a hotel; and is now setting its sights on the restaurant reservation business, hoping to provide travellers with a meal before staying in the they stay in their home away from home.

Airbnb launched back in 2008 and has teamed up with restaurant booking app Resy; who will be a minority Shareholder in the new venture, to offer table reservations at 600 restaurants over 16 US states. The service will continue to expand in the US before going international.