E-hailing operator Grab has announced a partnership with other rideshare services including JapanTaxi in Japan and Careem in the Middle East. For the time being, the collaboration only applies to Grab users in Singapore and the Philippines, and will allow them to book rides when travelling in those countries via the app.
This will save users the trouble of downloading and installing the corresponding e-hailing apps, while still allowing them to access Grab benefits such as collecting GrabRewards points when booking rides in Japan or the Middle East. Users will also be glad to know that the app will automatically translate in-app messages between driver and passenger to the default language that they’ve set.
Grab also recommends its users to set up and adequately top-up its in-app eWallet service prior to their trip, in order to use its services while abroad. In the event of an emergency, users could also request for local emergency services through Grab if required.
Rideshare services that are fulfilled by JapanTaxi covers five cities across Japan including Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, Sapporo and Okinawa, while Careem covers across thirteen Middle Eastern countries including UAE, Qatar, Iraq, Oman, Turkey, and Egypt, among others.
The company plans to extend the service to other South-East Asian countries – including Malaysia – by 2020 which is subject to regulatory approval. You can find out more on the partnership and the service on Grab’s official website.
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