Welcome Pickups pushes forward with its expansion as it launches operations in 4 new countries and yet another destination in Egypt: Vilnius, Quito, Kathmandu, Doha and Sharm El Sheikh.

June 6, 2023, Athens – Following last week’s milestone of 55 new countries, Welcome Pickups is delighted to announce that its services will now be available in Vilnius, its 1st destination in Lithuania. The capital city’s airport saw a 35% increase in passenger arrivals in March this year, and with the city celebrating its 700th anniversary, 2023 is bound to be a year of positive growth. The charming European capital draws visitors with its baroque Old Town, rich cultural scene, vibrant arts and delicious food. An affordable city that is quieter than other European capitals, Vilnius is the ideal place for a peaceful, cultural getaway. Furthermore, Welcome’s steadfast efforts to bring its unbeatable services to more destinations in Latin America are paying off, as travellers can now use its premium transfer services in the city of Quito, its 1st destination in Ecuador. Quito’s airport welcomed over 4.3 million passengers in 2022, with 2023 set to be an even better year as the airport celebrates its 10th anniversary as the main gateway for tourists entering Ecuador. Moreover, built on the ruins of an ancient Incan city, Ecuador’s capital is known for its 17th-century European architecture and its Old Town, a UNESCO Site hailed as one of the most well-preserved centres in Latin America. 

Hikers, adventurers and culture buffs will be thrilled to discover that Welcome is now operational in Kathmandu, its 1st destination in Nepal. After a few tough years, hotel occupancy in Kathmandu is on the rise and forecasts for this year are promising. Surrounded by ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples, quaint villages and historic sites, this bustling capital city offers plenty of attractions and a plethora of hiking excursions. Visitors can check out Swayambhunath Temple or visit an intact ancient city centre, Durbar Square. With so many incredible sites and rich culture, there’s a good chance visitors will fall in love with Kathmandu. In addition to this, Welcome has kicked off operations in yet another location in Asia, Doha. Qatar’s tourism sector hit unprecedented records as it hosted the FIFA World Cup in 2022, and with significant investment in cultural and tourism projects, it’s no surprise that this February marked the highest number of international arrivals in the past decade. Qatar’s capital is a multifaceted city that blends authenticity and modernity, allowing travellers to enjoy its rich culture and modern luxuries. Some fan favourites include Souq Waqif, the Museum of Islamic Art and Katara Cultural Village. As Doha competes with Dubai and sets its sights on becoming the Gulf’s most impressive city, this city is one to keep an eye on.

Finally, off the back of its success in Cairo and Hurghada, Welcome Pickups is launching its 3rd location in Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh. Egypt has seen a significant spike in visitors returning to marvel at its ancient sites, with Sharm El Sheikh’s hotel occupancy hitting 55% in the first quarter of 2023. Situated between the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea, the resort town boasts a variety of resorts, exotic beaches and vivid coral reefs. Attracting divers, eco-tourists and families from all over, nearby diving locations such as Ras Muhammad National Park offer tourists a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With more visitors descending on Egypt this year, and Welcome’s services on the ground in this fantastic town, there’s no better time to visit.

Welcome Pickups is seeking potential partners in and around each of these fantastic new destinations. With over 50 travel partners joining its portfolio every month to utilise its automated booking system and 5-star services, don’t miss the chance to elevate your guest experience and boost your revenue effortlessly. If you’re tempted by the prospect of partnering with Welcome, you can book a demo and find out more details about its trained English-speaking drivers, 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.
– 122 destinations in 55 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.

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