Ride-hailing app Grab has entered a partnership with booking platform Klook to launch a new Attractions feature on the Grab app, encouraging users to book domestic experiences and promotions across South-east Asia.
The new Attractions tile will give Grab users access to Klook’s catalogue of more than 100,000 attractions, tours, F&B outlets, local activities, as well as offers from partners such as Disneyland and Legoland.
In Singapore, attractions available for booking include the AJ Hackett Sentosa Bungy Jump, NERF Action Xperience as well as island-hopping at St John’s Island and Kusu Island. Users can also support small businesses through activities such as a pottery class at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, one of Singapore’s oldest dragon kilns.
“The pandemic has hit the tourism sector hard and made travel difficult, but we know that many South-east Asians still harbour a deep-rooted desire to explore and discover new adventures. Our partnership with Klook gives our users the best way to uncover new experiences locally, which we also hope will drive more support towards businesses that depend on tourism,” said Jerald Singh, chief product officer and head of geo, Grab.
Marcus Yong, vice president of APAC marketing, Klook, added: “With months of pent-up demand and staying indoors, travellers are eager to turn to their next accessible and available option: domestic experiences. This integration will provide both Grab and Klook users with a more seamless, mobile-first experience to discover and book unique experiences right in their backyards.”
Grab users can book and checkout these activities with GrabPay, and earn GrabRewards points. The reservations and promotions can be redeemed through the Grab app without the hassle of physical receipts or tickets.
More features and initiatives will be rolled out in the coming months, including a wishlist function, reviews and integration with other Grab services, such as booking a ride to the attraction or booking an admission ticket while on the ride to a theme park.