Athens, Greece – September 12, 2023: Welcome Pickups, a leading global ground transportation company serving over 1.5 million travellers annually, is proud to announce it has reached 150 destinations in over 70 countries worldwide. This major expansion milestone comes on the heels of Welcome hitting 100 destinations in late 2022, representing 50% growth in just the first half of 2023.
The company attributes its rapid expansion to successful organic growth strategies and dedicated teams driving innovation. Following a strong 2022, Europe continues to hold its position as Welcome’s most prominent region, with more than 86 cities in its network and a staggering 80% growth in business performance year-over-year.
However, this year, the company focused on extending its reach across the continents, now covering:
- 27 destinations in Asia
- 25 in the Americas
- 11 in Africa
- And its first touchpoint in Oceania, with more to come soon.
Welcome Pickups continues to see tremendous growth in key destinations around the world. Some notable highlights include Singapore with 200% year-over-year growth, Phuket up by 170%, Naples with 130%, and Malta up by 120%. Several crucial European cities also saw significant growth, such as London at 115%, Rome at 95%, Paris at 90%, Madrid up by 55%, and Istanbul at 50% year over year. This impressive progress can be credited to the increasing demand for seamless ground transportation coupled with Welcome’s unique service offerings and strong travel partnerships.
“As we near our 2023 goal of 200 destinations, we continue to accelerate international growth to solidify our position as the global leader in travel mobility,” said Welcome Pickups CEO Alex Trimis.
Moving forward, Welcome Pickups will continue to pursue strategic partnerships with hospitality and travel companies to further accelerate expansion, as it joins forces with more than 2000 travel partners, including hotels, vacation rentals, airlines, travel agents and more. The company is also searching for top talent to drive its mission of revolutionising in-destination travel and leading the ground transportation industry by delivering unparalleled, consistent services worldwide.
About Welcome Pickups
Founded in 2015 in Athens, Greece, Welcome Pickups is a VC-backed travel/tech startup that has transformed 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, rated 4.9 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor, Trustpilot and other top review platforms.
- 2022 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award Winner for Transportation.
- 150 destinations in 70 countries – with goals to reach 400 by 2024 EOY.
- Over 2,000 travel partners – adding 50+ new ones to its portfolio monthly.
- Over 1.5 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.