The ride-hailing giant furthers its goal of becoming the region’s “super app” of choice. The four new features were progressively rolled out in Singapore this April 23 and are expected to be available to the rest of the region by June 2019.
“Hotels” will allow users to book accommodation with hotel-listing site Agoda inside the Grab app. Listings from Agoda’s sister site Booking.com will also be made available in the near future.
“Tickets” on the other hand, enables users to book movie and event tickets. This service is being offered in partnership with Indian startup BookMyShow, Asia’s leading entertainment ticketing platform.
Announced on January 2019, online video content is accessible through the “Videos” tab within the app. This service was made possible thanks to Hooq, Asia’s first premium video-on-demand platform.
The last of the four features, which is the “Trip Planner”, is said to be integrating real-time public transit information for multimodal, point-to-point journey planning, that will help users better plan their commute.
The introduction of the services follows closely on Grab’s broadcast of the merging of GrabFood into the main app last week, building towards its vision of being Southeast Asia’s everyday “super app”.