In a significant move to enhance public transportation in Negros Occidental, Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading superapp, is expanding its mobility operations in the province and will introduce GrabRent in Bacolod soon. This expansion, particularly in cities and municipalities surrounding Bacolod City, brings convenience, safety, and reliability to the residents and visitors in Negros Occidental. Read more on the details of Grab’s expansion and its commitment to providing top-notch transportation services to the people of Negros Occidental.
Grab has extended its operational area, covering the towns and cities surrounding Bacolod City, in Negros Occidental. From the Municipality of Manapla to the southern reaches of Bago City, Grab now offers its flagship mobility service. This expansion ensures that passengers can travel throughout the region with ease and peace of mind, making their journeys worry-free.
GrabRent Service in Bacolod
Grab will also launch GrabRent in Bacolod City by November. This exciting feature allows passengers to rent a GrabCar for a specific number of hours instead of the usual per-destination booking. Whether you’re a tourist exploring Bacolod City or a local resident, this service offers a convenient way to get around. The service includes four- or six-seater GrabCars for a minimum of four hours.
Adding this service makes car rental more convenient and speeds up the booking process. Such convenience will also most likely give a boost to the tourism sector.
Preparing for the Holiday Season
With the holiday season approaching, Grab is gearing up to meet the expected surge in mobility demand. Jocelyn Yoshida, Grab Philippines Regional Manager for Western Visayas, emphasizes the importance of providing safe and convenient transportation options during the festive season. Grab’s expansion in Negros Occidental aims to make the holidays special and hassle-free for everyone in the region.
Yoshida shares, “During the holidays, we come together to celebrate our faith, family, and the year that’s gone by. As our fellow countrymen prepare for the festivities, it’s paramount that they can move about safely and conveniently – with nothing in mind but their shopping lists and gift guides. With more reliable mobility options like GrabCar and GrabRent in Negros Occidental, we aim to make this holiday season more special and hassle-free for our kababayans across the region.”
Onboarding More Driver-Partners
To meet the growing demand, Grab is actively enlisting additional driver-partners in Negros Occidental. The LTFRB has assigned 900 franchise slots for the region, and Grab is committed to filling them. This not only improves booking reliability for passengers but also creates income avenues for aspiring TNVS drivers. This will thereby benefit Filipino families throughout the region.
Expanding Operations in Iloilo
Grab’s expansion isn’t limited to Negros Occidental. The superapp is diligently working to maximize the 1,100 TNVS slots available in Iloilo City. This expansion is part of Grab’s broader goal to extend operations across Panay Island. Additionally, Grab plans to introduce the GrabRent feature in Iloilo, with a focus on serving tourists traveling to and from Kalibo, Aklan, the gateway to the world-renowned Boracay beach.
Grab’s expansion of mobility services in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental marks a significant step in improving public transportation options in the region. With geographical expansion, GrabRent service, and the commitment to onboarding more driver-partners, Grab is dedicated to providing safe, reliable, and convenient transportation solutions to the people of Negros Occidental, ensuring a hassle-free holiday season and beyond. Grab’s efforts also extend to the neighboring region of Iloilo, promising even more options for convenient and efficient travel.