Welcome Pickups propels forward with its expansion in 2023 with the addition of 5 new destinations across the globe: Alicante, Cagliari, Kefalonia, Sharjah and Zanzibar.

April 3, 2023, Athens – Following success in surpassing its goal of over 100 destinations worldwide, Welcome Pickups is offering its premium services in five new captivating destinations. Travellers can now take advantage of Welcome’s 5-star services in the sunny city of Alicante, its 10th destination in Spain. Located on the sun-drenched Costa Blanca, the city’s international airport brings in over 9 million people annually, making it one of the most visited corners of Europe. The vibrant port city lined with sprawling urban beaches offers the best of both worlds. Boasting an array of museums, spectacular architecture and a renowned nightlife scene, holidaymakers are spoilt for choice. Furthermore, Welcome is delighted to announce that it is kicking off operations in Sardinia with its 1st destination in the region, Cagliari. In 2022, the island set a new tourism record for itself by welcoming over 6 million vacationers, of which over 4 million came through Cagliari Airport. Known for its famous Mediterranean beaches, medieval hilltop Castello and intriguing Museo Archeologico, this capital city has something for beach lovers and history buffs alike. 

Thalassophiles will be elated to discover that Welcome is now operational in the stunning surroundings of Kefalonia, its 12th destination in Greece. Hailed as the gem of the Ionian Islands, over 400,000 visitors descend on the island every year to swim in the sapphire waters of Melissani Cave, marvel at the enchanting Grogarati Caves and discover ancient artefacts at the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli. With all of the breathtaking natural attractions this dreamy destination has to offer, it is no wonder this up-and-coming destination’s popularity has exploded in recent years. In the wake of a stellar track record with partners throughout Europe, Welcome Pickups’ expansion plans reach Africa, as it begins operations in Zanzibar, becoming the 1st destination in Tanzania where visitors can make the most of Welcome’s personalised services. Located just 25 km off the coast, The Zanzibar Archipelago is a traveller’s paradise that has recently seen a significant spike in tourism. Amidst tiny fishing villages, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town, and jaw-dropping beaches, visitors can now uncover the ultimate destination for an unforgettable exotic experience. 

What is more, off the back of its success in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Welcome Pickups’ is bringing its unbeatable transportation services to its third UAE location, Sharjah. Known as the cultural hub of the UAE, the city reveals a plethora of Arabic and Islamic architecture, art and literature. With the launch of mega tourism facilities and popular hotels reporting occupancy of over 80% in 2022, Sharjah is one to keep an eye on. A popular family-friendly destination with no end of activities, travellers can learn about Islamic culture at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization or journey into the dunes on an adrenaline-filled desert safari.

With a transfer solution specially designed to support companies within the travel industry, partnering with Welcome Pickups is a surefire way for hotels, affiliates, vacation rental managers and travel agencies to provide a seamless travel experience for their customers whilst increasing their revenue and staying one step ahead of the competition. If you’re considering the prospect of joining the 50+ travel partners partnering with Welcome every month, you can book a demo and find out more details about Welcome Pickup’s personalised transfer service, carefully curated city tours, trained English-speaking drivers and 24/7 customer service.


About Welcome Pickups

Founded in 2015 in Athens, Greece, Welcome Pickups is a VC-backed travel/tech startup that has turned simple airport pickups into value-driven travel experiences. As the company continues to grow and scale its operations to significant destinations globally, Welcome is quickly becoming a global category leader for in-destination travel services.

– One of the highest-rated global transportation companies with a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor, Trustpilot, and other top review platforms.
– 100 destinations in 50 countries – with goals to reach 400 by 2024 EOY.
– 33 new destinations launched in 2022.
– Over 2,000 travel partners – adding 50+ new ones to its portfolio monthly.
– Over 1 million happy travellers every year.

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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.