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Grab supports tourism, provides translation feature for travelers

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sun, September 30, 2018 | 05:12 pm
Grab supports tourism, provides translation feature for travelers

The Grab application can be downloaded from the Google Play app store. (Shutterstock.com/Creative Caliph)

Grab Indonesia, in partnership with the Tourism Ministry, says it supports the development of tourism in Indonesia to help the government reach its target of welcoming 20 million foreign travelers in 2019.

“We are now on co-branding [terms] with Wonderful Indonesia. It is only logical, as Grab [is] available in 137 cities and serving 100 million clients in Southeast Asia,” Grab Indonesia managing director Ridzki Kramadibrata told Tempo.co.

In the Wonderful Indonesia co-branding partnership, Grab offers interesting features as well as tourist information and promotional offers through its smartphone application.

Ridzki pointed out that local and foreign travelers alike would be able to use a safe, quality transportation service named GrabCar Rent Wonderful Indonesia, through which cars could be rented for 4-12 hours, and GrabCar Plus Wonderful Indonesia (with five-star rated drivers) to explore the beauty of the archipelago.

The application also includes restaurant recommendations to guide travelers to the culinary highlights. Information on local restaurants serving authentic local dishes available for order through GrabFood is also featured in the app.

Read also: Ministry launches mobile app for exploring Indonesia's national parks

Moreover, to make Grab easier to use by travelers, the Grab Chat feature is now equipped with a translation function that can translate some languages into Indonesian and vice versa.

“For instance, when there is a traveler from Vietnam or Thailand, they can use Grab Chat, which would automatically translate words according to language setting in their phones. Aside from that, we also have photo-sharing feature to communicate pick-up points – very helpful for travelers,” said Ridzki.

Later on, Grab is set to feature recommended tourist destinations to its customers.

“We keep working to help improve people’s wellbeing in the country [and] we are ready to assist Wonderful Indonesia to succeed and develop Indonesia’s potential as the new economic powerhouse in the world,” said Ridzki.

Grab now operates in 235 cities across eight countries with more than 100 million users and four million driver partners in Southeast Asia. (mut)

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