Andiago, a new restaurant recommendation and booking service, is rolling out in 56 countries in partnership with Forbes Travel Guide.
“Like a good friend who knows the best a city has to offer, Andiago recommends restaurants based on real experiences—not reviews,” said Carlos Garcia, founder/CEO, Andiago. “Our artificial intelligence analyzes every restaurant to recommend where to go in your city and around the world. Our community curates the recommendations at the local level. That combination of z curation assures our members that if Andiago recommends it, it is trending among locals.”
In addition to its recommendation service, Andiago is the first platform to help users find and book restaurants that are Sharecare Health Security Verified with Forbes Travel Guide, which signals to customers that a restaurant adheres to more than 60 expert-validated standards to promote public health and safety. To date, more than 2,100 restaurants worldwide have been verified by Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide through the organizations’ health security initiatives at hotels and resorts.
Developed in response to the impact of COVID-19, Sharecare’s health security verification has enabled hotels and resorts—and now, restaurants on Andiago—to mitigate the operational and health safety challenges introduced by the pandemic and restore confidence among customers.
“Today’s public health landscape has redefined not only consumers’ expectations of the restaurant experience, but also their standards of excellence,” said Hermann Elger, EVP, travel, entertainment and health security at Sharecare. “With Verified for restaurants, we’re proud to join Andiago to help restauranteurs deliver on a critical promise of health safety and security, while also building brand preference among the most discerning diners.”
Filip Boyen, CEO, Forbes Travel Guide, said, “Restaurants are integral to the travel and hospitality experience and to our daily lives. The restaurant industry was reset by the global pandemic. Today, more than ever, we need more authentic ways to decide where to go.”