Grab to Pump $500 Million Into Vietnam as More Rivals Enter After Uber’s Exit

You’ve got parcel. Grab Vietnam. Grab Singapore Skift Take: After Indonesia, Grab’s next biggest battleground is Vietnam. No surprise there, it’s a rapidly growing economy with all the ingredients for a ridehailing explosion. Naturally Grab is not alone — rivals are aplenty. — Raini Hamdi Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder RFID Blocking ID Card … [Read more…]

Go-Jek Gets Investment From Visa to Expand Digital Payments in Southeast Asia

Go-Jek drivers in Jakarta Dimas Ardian / Bloomberg Skift Take: It’s no secret that Go-Jek is keen to be Southeast Asia’s answer to China’s WeChat. Its move to expand digital payments will be a key step to gain dominance in the region. — Rosie Spinks Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder RFID Blocking ID Card … [Read more…]

Grab Enters Travel Booking With Hotels Now and Flights Next

Grab’s head of product and design, Jerald Singh, unveils four new services, including hotels booking. Raini Hamdi / Skift Skift Take: In the face of a fast-growing and innovative rival, Grab’s foray into travel, starting with hotels, could give it an edge over archrival Go-Jek, which does not do travel — yet. — Raini Hamdi … [Read more…]