talabat’s wallet solution allows customers to make secure digital payments Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: talabat, the region’s leading food and grocery delivery app, announced its strategic partnership with Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel companies. talabat customers across the region will now receive 8 per cent cashback directly to their talabat wallets when arranging their accommodation reservations through Booking.com using the http://booking.com/talabat link.

The partnership with Booking.com is the first wallet partnership initiative in talabat’s regional lifestyle. talabat customers can choose from more than 28 million global accommodation listings on Booking.com, including hotels, homes, apartments, and other unique places to stay.

Tomaso Rodriguez, CEO at talabat said, "As holiday season is fast approaching, we really want to provide our customers with additional value and savings - which we hope to enable through this partnership with Booking.com. talabat customers will receive 8 per cent cashback of their total Booking.com accommodation cost, whether they choose to enjoy a staycation or plan to travel to their preferred destination."

"Those savings are then credited to a customer’s talabat wallet, and can be used on talabat’s full variety of food delivery, groceries, pharmaceuticals or flowers."

Along with offering customers more value on talabat when planning their next holiday, the launch of this new partnership also focuses on supporting the domestic tourism and hospitality industry in each operating country, something which Rodriguez believes is vital during the pandemic.

"When we consider how to maximise these partnerships, a key factor is how can we provide the most benefit not just to our customers - but to our wider community. Through our partnership with Booking.com, we have been able to leverage our scale and platform to stimulate vital sectors such as hospitality and tourism, which presents a win-win situation, for the sector and for customers alike!"

Bianca Mussi, Director of Partnerships, EMEA at Booking.com, commented, "As part of our mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, particularly at a time when people begin to think about travelling again, we are always looking at how we can partner strategically with other brands to reach new customers and help them find their ideal stay, whether that’s somewhere close by or further afield when the time is right. As such, we’re pleased to be partnering with talabat to provide their customers with great choice and value when it comes to choosing the right travel experiences for them."

Want to get your 8 per cent cashback when booking your next trip? Follow the steps below:

Once a customer has arranged accommodation using the booking.com/talabat with their talabat registered email, they will receive talabat pay credits within 30-60 days after their stay is complete. The talabat pay credits can be redeemed within 6 months on the wallet function of the app. By using this function, customers can easily keep track of their credits and be assured that their digital payments are incredibly secure - along with being able to access a number of exciting offers. Consumers can download talabat through the iOS Appstore or Google Play.