Welcome Pickups introduces its unbeatable services to another 6 destinations; Santo Domingo, Podgorica, San Jose, Tenerife, Taipei and Monterrey.
July 14th, 2023, Athens – Welcome’s speedy and successful expansion in over 130 destinations worldwide continues with the launch of 6 new locations. Following its incredible track record throughout many destinations in Europe, Welcome Pickups is now offering its premium services in Tenerife and Podgorica. Welcome’s 1st destination in the Canary Islands, Tenerife is one of the most popular islands in the archipelago. With just over 6 million holidaymakers flocking to the island annually, this year is no different as tourists continue to fill up the all-inclusive resorts and hotels. Known for its stunning natural landscapes, sweeping beaches, swanky resorts and buzzing nightlife; travellers descend on Tenerife to sunbathe on Playa del Duque, hike through Teide National Park and splash about in the numerous waterparks.
Another new European destination now enjoying Welcome’s services is Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. Acting as the gateway to favoured areas such as Budva and Kotor, the city is often a stop-off point for those venturing further out, with around 14% of Montenegro’s foreign visitors accounting for overnight stays in the unassuming city. Podgorica is often overlooked but has an interesting history. The destruction caused by WWII birthed a new city with modern buildings and plenty of green spaces. Visitors can explore many historical attractions like the ruins of Nemanjica Grad or discover rare wildlife at Skadar Lake National Park.
Following the company’s focused efforts to expand in Latin America, Welcome’s personalised services are now on the ground in 3 new Latin American destinations; Santo Domingo, San Jose and Monterrey. A unique mix of culture, natural beauty, and relaxation, Santo Domingo is ideal for an exotic, culture-filled break. Welcome’s 2nd destination in the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo Airport broke records this year with over 2 million arrivals from January to May. Amidst pristine beaches, lush tropical surroundings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and vibrant culture, visitors can now uncover this fantastic destination with Welcome’s support. Furthermore, operations in Costa Rica have begun as Welcome launches in San Jose. An average of 500,000 travellers fly into San Jose Airport every month, with numbers increasing year on year since Covid-19. A city rich in culture, history and exquisite architecture, this diverse place offers travellers a well-rounded experience of Costa Rican culture, as well as access to some stunning natural wonders. Must-sees include the National Theatre of Costa Rica, the Jade Museum and Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Monterrey marks Welcome’s final new Latin American launch and its 4th destination in Mexico. One of the largest cities in Mexico and a modern industrial and technological hub, an average of 5 million passengers fly into Monterrey Airport annually, excited to explore the city and its incredible surroundings. From fascinating museums and a charming old neighbourhood to large parks and historic monuments, there’s plenty to explore. In addition, Monterrey is surrounded by mountains providing ample opportunity for day trips and adventure experiences.
However, Europe and Latin America are not the only locations experiencing expansion, as Welcome announces the start of operations in Taipei, its 1st destination in Taiwan. Taiwan’s international visitor numbers have rebounded since Covid-19, with over 1.5 million arrivals from January to April this year. As the country puts itself back on the map, more and more travellers are booking trips to Taipei to experience the ultimate blend of modern skyscrapers and ancient temples sitting side by side. From stunning historical sights and a renowned food scene to a vibrant nightlife scene and eclectic night markets, Taipei is a diverse and dynamic city and one of Southeast Asia’s most worthwhile locations.
With so much tourism potential in these 6 new destinations, there’s never been a better time for hotels, affiliates, travel agencies, and vacation rental managers to partner with Welcome Pickups and offer added value to their customers while generating extra revenue. If you’re tempted to become one of the 50+ travel partners joining Welcome every month, you can book a demo and learn about Welcome Pickups’ fully personalised transfers, 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.
– 135 destinations in 65 countries – with goals to reach 400 by 2024 EOY.
– 35 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.