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Welcome to Travel announces Sydney launch
Award-winning Melbourne-based Welcome to Travel has used the pandemic downtime to double its offerings in the Work and Travel market.
Many may know Welcome to Travel thanks to the viral video “Things Never Said by Backpackers”, but the travel company launched in 2017 took the Australia Work and Travel sector by storm with unique itineraries, expert employment and travel help, and unrivalled customer service.
Welcome to Travel’s expansion to Sydney was announced via an Instagram post on Sunday 11 April 2021. The post featured another spectacular video by Benn TK, as well as a competition in which one lucky traveller can win a spot on the Welcome to Sydney tour.
As in Melbourne, Welcome to Travel now offers two Sydney products perfect for people arriving in Australia. The feature offering is the action-packed Welcome to Sydney (8d/7n) tour, featuring a South Coast getaway, surf lesson, dolphin cruise, Aboriginal cultural experience, cocktail making class and much more. It also includes the necessary Australian Admin Set-Up (bank account, phone sim and telephone), as well as extensive ongoing Work and Travel support.
The past 12 months haven’t been easy for travel companies, with many taking the quieter time to reflect on how they can improve. Welcome to Travel explored how more people can become part of its Welcome to Travel Family.
Director Adam Ogle commented, “Our success so far gave us confidence to expand. We know that our service element will always exist so it came down to whether we could create an itinerary that stands out as the best possible option for travellers arriving in Sydney: the answer was ‘yes’. We want travellers to connect with icons such as the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, but also for them to have Sydney-specific experiences, for them to learn about indigenous culture, to see areas of the state that many travellers don’t get to and for them to eat and drink in the areas a local might. We want them to experience all of this with a group of like-minded people in a similar position to them.”
With this launch, Welcome to Travel is the only company offering such products year-round, with such frequency in both destinations. Sydney tours will start in November 2021 and Welcome tours in both cities will run weekly through to April, then fortnightly May-August. This will change to weekly from September 2022.
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