Today, ground transportation solutions provider Welcome Pickups and real estate technology company, Blueground, have entered into a partnership allowing customers to book transfer services from the airport to Bluegrounds properties in a more seamless manner for their customers.
Guests staying in any Blueground supported properties across Greece, France, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates will be able to book transfers between the airport and their accommodation, as well as any other rides during their stay with Welcome Pickups via their booking process with Blueground. This also allows Bluegrond properties to further expand and personalise their offerings for their guests.
“Our partnership will provide a straightforward way for their guests to travel to and from their accommodation. This eliminates the hassles of trying to book transfers independently or even trying to navigate the taxi service upon arrival at the airport. We want to make sure their guests’ first and final hours of their visit or any other rides to and from the properties during their stay are safe, affordable and memorable.” – Alex Trimis, Founder & CEO of Welcome Pickups.
Guests will have the ability to book rides via their accommodation reservation with trusted, English-speaking local drivers who are carefully handpicked and trained by Welcome Pickups to offer the best possible welcome in a city.
“Our drivers are ambassadors for their cities who are invested in not only making a traveller feel welcome but to also have them to fall in love with their home.” – continues Trimis.
“We are excited about our partnership with Welcome Pickups, a Greek company with whom we share the same passion for high standards of safety and quality. This new service will help us offer our clients a personalised and safe experience, from the moment they land in the city that will become their new home, to the moment they depart”. – Alexis Maragkos, Head of Partnerships at Blueground
Both companies have set providing comfort and safety to their customers as their top priority. Welcome Pickups does that through contactless rides, driver protective equipment, and 20 minute-breaks between every journey to sanitise and disinfect the vehicles. Blueground has established thorough cleaning and disinfection procedures before entering an apartment, while on-premise and upon departing. Moreover, support is now contactless and offered via the app, phone or email.
About Welcome Pickups
Welcome Pickups goes above and beyond the commoditised transfer service. It’s the first company to deliver a complete, in-destination travel experience. From the moment a traveller arrives at a new destination, until their return journey home, Welcome Pickups accommodates all their travel needs, including transfers, sightseeing trips and local information, in the easiest, friendliest and most personalised way possible. Welcome Pickups’ drivers are experts on the area and share their local know-how to make travellers feel at home wherever they are. The company has also introduced contactless rides, thorough cleaning protocols and protective equipment to make every journey safe.
Welcome Pickups has safely transported over 3 million travellers in 58 destinations around the world, including 1 million travellers in 2019 alone. 98% of those who travel with Welcome Pickups have rated its service as “Excellent”, making Welcome Pickups the new standard for in-destination travel services.
Blueground is a real estate tech company that wants to make people feel at home wherever they choose to live. The company offers beautifully furnished and thoughtfully equipped apartments for a month, a year, or even longer, that is designed to help people simply show up and start living. All of the apartments are fully equipped for remote working and self-distancing. The company has also introduced a flexible cancellation policy and remote check-in to ensure it’s meeting the changing needs of its guests.
Motivated by its mission to create a tech-powered living experience that guests love, homed in an organization where great people are proud to work, Blueground has grown quickly, surpassing 3,500 apartments and 300 team members in twelve cities; New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Seattle, Dubai, Istanbul, Paris, London and Athens. Blueground plans to have a presence in 50 cities around the world and a portfolio of more than 50,000 apartments.
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Welcome Pickups is a leading ground transportation solution, offering travellers the best end-to-end in-destination experience. Beyond our transfer services and sightseeing rides, the technology we provide and the data we collect enables our trusted drivers, accommodation providers and partners to seamlessly enhance and personalise a travellers entire stay.