TRANG, 12 July 2019: Grab the ride-hailing app in Southeast Asia marks its sixth year in Thailand, by introducing a new service in Trang province.
Grab said in a statement the ride-hailing service complements existing transport options in the province.
Runners and spectators travelling to the Trang Marathon 14 July will be the first travellers to use take advantage of the JustGrab campaign that offers a discount during July.
Trang’s deputy governor, Paiboon Omak said: “We have set a goal to become ‘a city of good life and sustainability’ in line with the 20-year National Strategy.
The southern province on the Andaman Coast is one of 55 secondary destinations identified in the Tourism Authority of Thailand marketing programme.
Trang is the only province on the Andaman Sea coast that is served by air, road and rail links.
It happens to be the closest Thai west coast holiday destination to Malaysia’s Langkawi Island and also the archipelago is famed for its unspoilt scuba diving sites.
Trang should welcome 1.6 million tourists this year mostly Thais but more Europeans are heading further south along the Andaman coast from Krabi province.
Grab Thailand country head Tarin Thaniyavarn claims one in every three Grab users in Thailand are tourists.
It offers ride-hailing options in 20* cities across 18 provinces.
Grab, together with Trang Governor’s Office, the Federation of Thai Industries, Trang Chapter, the Tourism Authority of Thailand at Trang Province and, Trang Chamber of Commerce launched the JustGrab campaign to coincide the hosting of the Trang Marathon 2019, which is expected to attract over 20,000 visitors.
All proceeds from the marathon will be donated to 10 public hospitals in Trang province.
To celebrate the launch, participants in the Trang Marathon can book the JustGrab service by using the promo code “GRABTRANG” to receive a THB50 discount per ride, for a maximum of four rides, until 31 July.
* Cities where Grab is available; Bangkok, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Pattaya, Chonburi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Surin, Buriram, Hua Hin, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Hat Yai, Krabi, Phuket and Trang.