Welcome Pickups reaches 140 destinations worldwide with the launch of 5 new locations: Olbia, Zurich, Luxembourg, Gran Canaria and Phnom Penh.

July 21st, 2023, Athens – This week marks the achievement of 140 active destinations in 66 countries across the globe. As Welcome presses ahead with its 2023 expansion plans, it is now offering its 5-star services in Olbia, its 2nd destination in Sardinia. A quaint coastal city in northeast Sardinia, 3 million travellers pass through Olbia Airport and the city every year, usually on their way to the famous white-sand beaches and resorts close by. Those who linger discover a cultural centre filled with historical landmarks, piazzas and authentic food that is well worth a visit. With breathtaking destinations such as San Teodoro and Cagliari nearby, Olbia is also a great base from which to explore the renowned Costa Smeralda coastline. 

In addition to this, Welcome has launched operations in Zurich, its 1st destination in Switzerland. In 2022, Zurich Airport recorded 22.6 million passengers and the city experienced a notable rise in hotel occupancy rates. The modern city is popular amongst business travellers, although its beautiful Old Town, up-scale shopping and lakeside views make the city appealing to the leisure market too, particularly for weekend breaks. Another city break destination packed with culture, Welcome’s friendly, trained drivers are now available in the city of Luxembourg to take care of all your transfer needs. A city aptly named after the country itself, the capital is famous for its cultural diversity, ancient ruins, mediaeval castles and lush green surroundings. Globally recognised as an economic powerhouse within Europe, tourism numbers bounced back in 2022 with visitors returning to enjoy the city’s spectacular architecture and dramatic views from the Chemin de la Corniche promenade. 

Furthermore, Welcome is proud to announce the start of operations in Gran Canaria, its 2nd launch in the Canary Islands this month. Located just off the northwest coast of Africa, over 4 million tourists flock to the exotic archipelago every year to experience the variety of landscapes on the island and all the choices this gives them. From white-sand beaches and black lava to picturesque villages and a vibrant nightlife scene, there’s something for every visitor on this diverse island.

Last but not least, expansion plans extend further afield to Asia, as operations are live for the first time in Cambodia. Travellers heading to Phnom Penh can rest assured that they have Welcome’s support in the busy capital. Arrivals in Phnom Penh Airport increased by 575.6% in 2022 compared to the previous year and with the luxury hotel space seeing significant investment across the board, forecasts remain positive. Known for its stunning temples, ornate palaces, vibrant culinary scene and charming riverfront, Phnom Penh is a cultural marvel and an ideal destination for those wanting to discover Cambodia’s rich heritage and difficult past.

Welcome Pickups is seeking potential partners in and around each of these exciting new destinations. With over 50 travel partners joining Welcome’s portfolio every month, it’s a fantastic opportunity to get in on the action and elevate your guest experience whilst simultaneously boosting your revenue. If you’re considering partnering with Welcome, you can book a demo and find out more details about its trained English-speaking drivers, carefully-curated sightseeing tours, door-to-door pickups and 24/7 customer support.


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.
– 140 destinations in 66 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.

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