Welcome Pickups adds Brazil to its portfolio as it launches in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo – bringing the total to 60 countries worldwide.
June 30th, 2023, Athens – Welcome Pickups hits 60 countries as it continues to exceed its 2023 expansion goals. Following focused efforts to expand its reach in Latin America, travellers can now visit Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo knowing that Welcome’s 5-star transfer services are already on the ground waiting for them.
After a tough few years during the pandemic, Brazil is back on the map and gearing up for a busy year, with forecasts predicting a significant increase in international visitors. Rio de Janeiro receives more than 2 million foreign tourists annually and an additional 5 million domestic visitors. One of the most popular places in Latin America due to its world-famous beaches, spectacular natural wonders, rich culture and affordable prices, Rio is an attractive destination for backpackers, adventure lovers and budget-conscious travellers. Furthermore, the diverse city hosts the biggest carnival in the world every year, drawing tourists and locals from all over and with daily numbers reaching over 2 million. Visitors head to the “Marvellous City” to sunbathe on Ipanema Beach, take the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and marvel at Brazil’s most iconic site, the statue of Christ the Redeemer.
Moreover, Welcome is proud to be rolling out not one, but two launches in this beautiful country. Those travelling to São Paulo now have access to Welcome’s fully personalised transfers and travel services. The largest city in South America, this captivating destination has experienced the best post-covid recovery of all the Brazilian cities. In the first month of 2023, it hit record highs with over 868,500 foreign arrivals and hotel occupancy rates are reportedly rising exponentially. Renowned for its multicultural cuisine and art, vibrant neighbourhoods and next-level museums, São Paulo is a fantastic place to visit for anyone interested in a destination rich in culture and authenticity, plus it’s a foodie’s dream. Some must-sees include the eclectic neighbourhood of Liberdade, an impressive array of art museums and the peaceful green oasis known as Parque Ibirapuera.
Are you a travel business in Brazil looking for the next way to level up your services? Partnering with Welcome Pickups allows hotels, affiliates, vacation rental managers and travel agencies to offer premium services to their guests whilst simultaneously boosting revenue. If you join the 50+ travel partners partnering with Welcome every month, you’ll be able to provide a seamless travel service, add value to your customer experience and upgrade your operations. You can book a demo here to discover more about Welcome Pickups’ personalised transfer service, integrated booking platform, trained English-speaking drivers 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.
– 129 destinations in 60 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.
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.