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Grab Adds Trip Planning, Video Streaming, Movie And Hotel Booking Into Its 'Super App'

Grab has just announced the addition of four new “tiles” to the home page of its “everyday super app”.

Alongside the existing ones we’re familiar with, like ‘Transport’, ‘Food’ and ‘Delivery’, users will soon find access to ‘Tickets’, ‘Hotel’, ‘Video’, and ‘Trip Planner’ too.

First of the four to be fully rolled out for all users starting today, Grab’s ‘Trip Planner’ is a service to help users plan their transit journey from one point to another in Singapore.

It functions similarly to Google Maps, by listing all the available public transport options when you input your desired destination.

Grab’s Trip Planner will provide real-time departure and arrival times of public transport, and end-to-end directions.

It also recommends first- or last-mile transport options such as GrabShare or GrabTaxi, that users can immediately book while planning their route.

As the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, the inclusion of first- and last-mile transport options could come in handy to get to locations that are inaccessible by public transport, or when it rains.

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Booking hotels on Agoda through the Grab app / Screenshots from Grab

Grab brings on board travel partner Agoda to enable its ‘Hotel’ function, where users can book accommodations in Singapore and around the world, directly from the Grab app.

At the moment, it’s only available to “select Grab users”, while the rest of us will get access in May.

Grab will also soon add more accommodation offerings from Booking.com, giving users “the world’s largest selection of 28 million places to stay”.

Beyond that, users who book through Grab will get to enjoy free travel personal accident and flight delay insurance coverage, as well as earn GrabRewards.

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Browse and watch streaming videos on HOOQ through Grab / Screenshots from Grab

Through the new ‘Video’ tile, Grab will begin offering online video content in-app in partnership with streaming service HOOQ, as the firm previously planned to implement in March.

This would give users over 8,000 hours of “Hollywood blockbusters, regional favourites, and free-to-air content” to view.

Starting May, all users in Singapore can enjoy two months of free HOOQ content when they subscribe via Grab, and a discounted rate of $7.98/month subsequently.

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Compare and book movie tickets from various cinemas / Screenshot from Grab

The super app’s new ‘Tickets’ service, to be rolled out by June, will allow users to search, compare, and buy movie tickets from various cinemas in Singapore.

In a partnership with BookMyShow, an entertainment ticketing platform in Asia, Grab also intends to extend this service to ticketing for other types of events in the future.

Announcing these newest additions to the super app, Grab’s Group Head of Product and Design Jerald Singh said, “A day with Grab can now be seamless, from planning your commute to work, to ordering your next meal, and getting ready for your next movie date, or holiday trip.”

“You do all these from the palm of your hand, through one app, enjoying exclusive offers and even greater value when you pay with GrabPay and earn GrabRewards points.”

Featured Image Credit: Grab

 

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