GrabCar now available in Phuket

GrabCar now available in Phuket

Travelers and locals can now grab an affordable private car with driver service when in Phuket, using their smartphones

Travelers and locals can now grab an affordable private car with driver service when in Phuket, using their smartphones

 Phuket, Thailand – 7 September 2015 – GrabTaxi, the region’s number one on-demand transport mobile app, officially launched its latest partnering service, GrabCar, in Phuket. Offering a premium and personalized ride experience, GrabCar aims to make commuting in Phuket hassle-free especially for tourists who flock to Phuket, ranked fourth in this year’s SmartTravelAsia.com’s top 10 holiday destination. Tourists can book a GrabCar and will be picked up at their doorstep in minutes, allowing them to explore the sights and sounds of Phuket safely and conveniently in just a few taps of their smartphones.

GrabCar is an affordable private car with driver service that is available on the GrabTaxi mobile app and offers locals and tourists affordable, safe and comfortable rides. GrabCar passengers are guaranteed transparency of fares. Fares are fixed and calculated based on distance, location, time and demand so there is no need to haggle.

Users are also assured as GrabCar adheres to the highest safety standards that are synonymous with GrabTaxi. Drivers undergo stringent background checks and training to ensure only reliable and trusted drivers serve GrabCar passengers. Passengers can view their driver’s profile in the app.

“GrabTaxi and its new partnering service GrabCar brings peace of mind and convenience to users. These two aspects are particularly important for tourists looking to have memorable holidays in Phuket. With GrabCar, they have an efficient, and a quick and convenient way of getting around safely,” said Phuket Governor Nisit Jansomwong.

“I hope that all green plate taxi drivers will join GrabCar to offer quality service,” Nisit added.

As GrabCar operates on the same mobile platform as GrabTaxi, it ensures a seamless commuting experience for users. The same app can also be used in five other countries; Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, so travelers can expect consistency in the service.

Tourists and locals can expect premium cars such as a Mercedes-Benz, Toyota Camry, Nissan Teana or Honda Accord to turn up when they book a GrabCar. GrabCar is also the only mobile app-based service to offer advanced bookings whereby passengers can book a premium car up to two hours and no more than seven days in advance, which is especially popular for rides to the airport.

To celebrate the launch of GrabCar in Phuket, GrabTaxi Thailand is offering a flat rate of 250THB for your first GrabCar ride to any of the popular destination in Phuket. Key in ‘HELLOGC’ in the promo code field to redeem the promotion. This promotion starts on 7 September 2015 and lasts until 7 October 2015.