With job worries, fuel prices, green issues and other kill-joy news making travel companies such as Tui cut their holidays, online reservations firms are having to find alternative stock closer to home or go bust.
So cash-rich (are there any left?) time-poor consumers can now avail themselves of lastminute.com’s fonefood, a mobile restaurant booking service now in beta.
The blurb says fonefood allows mobile phone users to search and book tables in over 6,000 restaurants in 12 countries using the Livebookings Network. Confirmations are by return SMS.