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May 21, 2015 Corporate No Comments Email Email

TripAdvisor, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Dimmi, the leading online restaurant reservation platform in Australia.

Founded in 2009, Dimmi has a network of over 2,500 bookable restaurants across Australia and allows diners to discover and book a restaurant based on preferred location, availability, price, type of cuisine and diner reviews. Since 2009, Dimmi has seated more than 11 million Australian diners at restaurants ranging from fine-dining establishments to casual suburban eateries. Some of the country’s hottest restaurants such as Ester, Bondi Icebergs, Tetsuya’s, Rockpool, Cutler & Co, Flower Drum, Smith & Daughters, Esquire, Restaurant Orana and Co-Op Dining are all featured on the platform.

“We are excited to welcome Dimmi to the TripAdvisor family,” said Stephen Kaufer, President and CEO, TripAdvisor. “Australia is an important market for us.  Combining Dimmi’s national restaurant network with TripAdvisor’s local and global community of travelers will allow us to deliver more seated diners to Australian restaurateurs, and help more TripAdvisor users book a great dining experience in Australia.”

Dimmi will join TripAdvisor’s restaurant division which operates under the brand name ‘TheFork’ in Europe. TheFork is already the leading restaurant booking platform in Europe with more than 24,000 restaurant partners across 10 markets.

Bertrand Jelensperger, CEO, TheFork, comments. “From Perth to Melbourne, Dimmi has become the preferred booking platform for restaurants and diners and the company will be a valuable addition as we continue to strengthen our global restaurant offering.”

“We’re thrilled to be joining the TripAdvisor family,” said Stevan Premutico, CEO and founder, Dimmi. “TripAdvisor is the global leader in travel and together we will become a global leader in restaurant search and discovery.  Dimmi joining the TripAdvisor family will benefit our restaurant partners and diners alike. This is an exciting time for the Australian restaurant industry.”

The Dimmi team will continue to operate from the company’s headquarters in Sydney.

The terms of the acquisition will not be disclosed.

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