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The carpooling company Grab deployed a hotel reservation function on its application on Monday. In conjunction with online booking platforms Agoda and Booking.com, the feature allows users to compare prices before making a reservation.

Ichmeralda Alti Rachman, Head of Food and New Business Marketing at Grab Indonesia, said Kompas.com that the company saw the need to offer travelers the “best service”, especially as the number of local and foreign tourists increased every year and tourism contributed significantly to the Indonesian economy.

“The ‘Hotel’ service offers travelers various advantages, including a loyalty program and O2O miles [Online to Offline] platform, discounts on lounges and restaurants at several airports in Southeast Asia and exclusive airport pick-up services from Grab Indonesia and the Philippines, ”Ichmeralda said, adding that the service hotel reservations targeted young executives and families who travel frequently.

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Grab’s hotel reservation feature is based on search results from Agoda and Booking.com. Users can set price and currency preferences and sort hotels by location. (JP / Ni Nyoman Wira)

Grab has special offers for users who transact through its cashless payment system or through debit and credit cards. Those with Platinum, Gold, and Silver Grab accounts can also redeem their coupons to receive price reductions of up to S $ 20 (US $ 14.51) on hotel bookings on Agoda with a purchase. minimum of S $ 200

Meanwhile, Grab drivers will enjoy discounts of up to 9% on hotel bookings through Agoda.

Additionally, points from Grab’s loyalty program – GrabRewards – can be redeemed for frequent flyer miles to earn rewards from airlines, such as Singapore Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Cebu Pacific, Thai Airways, and Vietnam Airlines. (wir / wng)