Launches Destination Pages for Travelers
New York, NY, October 8, 2009 – MenuPages.com (http://www.menupages.com/
), the comprehensive online restaurant and menu resource serving eight major markets across the U.S., has launched offerings for London (http://london.menupages.com/
) and Paris (http://paris.menupages.com/
). “MenuPages Destinations” is the first foray into international waters for parent company New York Media.
Catering to regular MenuPages users traveling abroad, MenuPages Destinations will provide full listing information (address, phone number, type of cuisine, etc.) and menus for a curated selection of restaurants chosen by local MenuPages ambassadors in each city, with an emphasis on neighborhoods popular with travelers.
The ambassador for the Paris edition is journalist and blogger Caroline Mignot. She has her own guide to Paris restaurants, Le Mignot, writes for several magazines, and blogs at www.tableadecouvert.com
. She previously tested restaurants for the influential French guide Gault Millau. The London ambassador is Jeevan Perinpanayagam, a 20-year veteran of the restaurant industry in the UK.
OpenSkies is the Paris launch partner and Delta the London launch partner. Travel is the largest advertising sector for dining content across New York Media’s web portfolio, comprised of nymag.com, MenuPages.com, and the Grub Street network of food blogs.
Over the eight U.S. markets it covers (New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, South Florida, and Washington DC), MenuPages serves menus for over 27,000 restaurants, from five-star establishments to neighborhood pizza shops, with 3,000-5,000 menu updates every month. MenuPages and the Grub Street sister blogs attract nearly 2 million unique users per month.
ABOUT NEW YORK MEDIA
New York Media is the parent company of the ground-breaking weekly New York magazine, founded in 1968; the up-to-the-minute news and service website nymag.com; the national-restaurant-search website MenuPages.com; the Grub Street network of food blogs; and the twice-yearly New York Weddings magazine.