Grab Malaysia introduces Trip Planner for rides and other new features (Updated)

Not sure about how to get from one place to another? The Trip Planner function on the Grab app will help you to figure it out. — CHESTER CHIN/The Star

UPDATE: Grab has announced two new features, namely Hotels and Tickets, to its app on April 25.

Hotels allows users to browse for accommodations and make bookings through Agoda from the Grab app. This feature will be available to all users in May.

For now, there is a promotion for Grab Platinum, Gold and Silver users to redeem vouchers to get up to RM30 off hotels booked through Agoda. Users have to spend a minimum RM300.

Tickets is a feature for users to search and make purchases for movie tickets through the Grab app. When this feature is rolled out to select users in May, cinema options will include MBO Cinemas and TGV. Users will be able to pay for the tickets using GrabPay.

The company says it hopes to expand the Tickets feature to enable users to purchase admission to other events like concerts and festivals. This ticketing feature will be available to all users by June.

Upcoming Hotel and Tickets feature on the Grab app. — Grab Malaysia

Grab Malaysia has introduced a Trip Planner function on its app to help users plan their journey by providing Suggested Routes with real-time public transport information and estimated travel time.

When users click on one of the Suggested Routes, it will display information such as walking distance, train platform location and number of stops.

The Trip Planner also has a feature that allows users to set their own departure and arrival times or check out the last bus or train transportation options for the day.

There is also a tab that alerts users about disruptions and affected services. It will also suggest an option to take a Grab ride by providing the estimated fare and travel duration.

This is part of Grab’s plan to widen the usage of its app which is mostly utilised for ride-hailing, by creating a “super app” with multiple services.

Grab is having an event tomorrow (April 25), most likely to announce other features like ticketing and hotel booking which it expects to implement in a few months.

Recently, the company integrated the Grab Food delivery app into the main Grab app.

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