July 31, 2008
iSeatz Forges Marketing Partnership With OpenTable
NEW ORLEANS, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- iSeatz, a provider of highly customized Travel and Entertainment solutions, today announced its marketing partnership with OpenTable, Inc., the leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners via Opentable.com, as well as reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. Now more than ever before, iSeatz is superbly equipped to enable customers that rely on an iSeatz solution, such as Delta Air Lines, Citi PrivatePass and Northwest Airlines, to fulfill their clients' desire to easily book and enjoy a memorable dining experience.
The OpenTable network includes more than 8,500 restaurants that have all replaced their pen-and-paper reservation books with the OpenTable computerized reservation system. Now, through the OpenTable partnership, online reservation capabilities for these restaurants will be integrated into iSeatz' Marketing Partner network, which already provides immediate access to more than 60,000 hotel properties, the major car rental agencies and 3,000 destination services products, as well as a proprietary inventory.
"We're excited to work with a rapidly growing company like iSeatz, which is driving change in the travel and entertainment industry by providing highly targeted solutions for leading clients," said Douglas Boake, OpenTable, Senior Vice President of Business Development. "This new partnership will enable iSeatz to better meet the demands of its customer base by providing its users with the convenience of online reservations for thousands of leading restaurants."
The iSeatz offering is a highly customized travel and entertainment technology solution, comprised of a flexible booking engine, extensive network of sourced suppliers and dedicated customer service that is the first of its kind in the industry. While every iSeatz solution is fully customized to meet an individual client's business needs and specifications, each solution is designed to generate similar, measurable results: amplified brand devotion, maximized customer loyalty and a solid stream of ancillary revenue. Global companies including MasterCard, Citigroup, Southwest Air and Delta Air Lines currently rely on iSeatz-powered solutions and will soon benefit from this strategic partnership.
"We're confident that our new partnership with OpenTable will enable us to enhance our customers' travel and entertainment offerings," said Kenneth Purcell, CEO and Founder, iSeatz. "Now, individuals who book amenities via an iSeatz-powered solution will enjoy easy and immediate access to a range of sought-after dining reservations -- leading to a more fulfilling travel and entertainment experience for consumers and stronger brand devotion for our clients."
iSeatz offers a highly customized travel and entertainment solution, comprised of a flexible booking engine and extensive network of sourced suppliers that it individually designs and deploys for each of its clients. By serving as the seamless bridge between its top-tier clients and network of Marketing Partners, the iSeatz solution enables clients to further differentiate their loyalty programs, generate ancillary revenue and power brand devotion. The iSeatz solution provides a single integration, enabling supplier direct-connects and immediate access to up to 60,000 international suppliers and products, and is delivered via a proprietary technology platform that drives repeat usage and advanced functionality. iSeatz also provides dedicated 24/7 multilingual customer support services to ensure satisfaction and productivity. To learn more about iSeatz.com visit http://www.iseatz.com/.
OpenTable is the leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. Approximately 75 million diners have been seated through reservations at opentable.com, and more than 8,500 restaurants have replaced their pen-and-paper reservation books with the OpenTable System. The OpenTable service is available throughout the United States as well as in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom.
CONTACT: Erika Freed, +1-917-359-7974, [email protected], for iSeatz
Web site: http://www.iseatz.com/http://opentable.com/