Welcome Pickups continues with its expansion plans and announces 5 new destinations; Chicago, Montreal, Melbourne, Sydney, and Krabi.
Athens, Greece – November 6th, 2023: Welcome Pickups is thrilled to add 5 exciting destinations to its ever-growing list of cities, providing travellers with top-notch ground transportation services in even more locations. Off the back of Welcome’s success in Boston, Miami, and Washington D.C., travellers can now enjoy unparalleled transportation services in Chicago, Welcome’s 8th destination in the United States. The vibrant city currently ranks as the top American city for meetings and events and even broke hotel revenue records in the first half of 2023. Whether exploring iconic architecture, indulging in deep-dish pizza, enjoying lakeside relaxation, or discovering the city’s 77 unique neighbourhoods, Chicago has something for every traveller.
Furthermore, the kickstart of operations in Montreal marks the company’s debut in Canada. This summer, Montreal’s visitor numbers surpassed pre-pandemic levels, with hotels boasting an 80% occupancy rate. The cultural capital of Canada, Montreal attracts tourists with its mix of European charm and North American flair. Visitors can experience a taste of Europe as they stroll down cobblestone streets, check out the majestic Basilique Notre-Dame, and wander through the Plateau Mont-Royal district with its quaint boutiques and cafés.
Following a successful launch in Brisbane last month, Welcome’s personalised transfers are now available in Melbourne, the company’s 2nd destination in Australia. Melbourne Airport recently reported a remarkable 138% increase in passengers in the 2023 financial year, with both domestic and international tourism making a strong comeback. The coastal capital’s diverse offerings range from cosy cafes to local art, fascinating history, and a lively sports scene. Visitors can also explore the iconic Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island from Melbourne’s central location.
Additionally, Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, becomes Welcome’s 3rd Australian destination. Sydney Airport is the busiest airport in the country, handling an average of 35 million passengers annually. Renowned for iconic sites like the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, the bustling capital offers an interesting history paired with a contemporary buzz. From cliff-top coastal walks to spectacular views from the Sydney Tower Eye observatory, Sydney provides an unforgettable experience for all.
Last but not least, Krabi joins the likes of Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, and Phuket, marking Welcome’s 5th active destination in Thailand. One of the top destinations in the region, Krabi is investing in its tourist sector, and the airport is currently undergoing significant expansion to accommodate up to 8 million passengers annually by 2025. Krabi province is renowned for its lush landscapes, limestone cliffs, white-sand beaches, and world-famous coral reefs. From scuba diving and rock climbing to taking in other-worldly sunsets, Krabi is sure to captivate anyone who sets foot on its shores.
With a dedicated transfer solution tailored to meet the unique needs of businesses in the travel industry, Welcome Pickups presents an excellent opportunity for hotels, affiliates, vacation rental managers, and travel agencies to enhance their customers’ travel experiences whilst increasing revenue. If you’re considering joining our ever-expanding community of over 2,500 travel partners, sign up for free and explore how Welcome Pickups can transform your business today.
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 2,500 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.