The global travel transportation startup added 33 new destinations in 2022, aiming to reach 200 by the end of 2023 and 400 destinations by the end of 2024!
January 16th 2023, Athens – Welcome Pickups has reached the milestone of 100 destinations. It took the company four years to open its first 33 destinations, an additional two years for the following 34 destinations during the pandemic and 33 more destinations followed in 2022 alone. After succeeding in doubling the speed of its geographical expansion rate year by year, the global ground transportation startup sets the bar high with a focus on expanding mainly in North America (USA) and Central and Latin America. The majority of the destination launches planned for 2023 have similar strong travel trends, exponential demand for inbound travel and stable operating conditions.
Welcome Pickups CEO Alex Trimis mentioned: “We are supercharging our international growth through proven expansion playbooks to become the global leader in travel mobility by continuing to offer unparalleled and consistent services while remaining true to our objective of growing organically.”
Today the geographical footprint of the business is split between Europe and the rest of the world, with ⅔ of the destinations being in Europe, followed by the Americas (12%), The Middle East (9%), the Far East (8%) and Africa (6%).
As the network expands, Welcome Pickups will be recruiting over 40 new team members for critical roles, based both in their head office in Athens, Greece and other international locations across their organization, while they will also be seeking new strategic partnerships with hospitality and travel companies to accelerate its growth.
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.
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.