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We Exist to Create Authentic Fun When You Are Traveling

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We Exist to Create Authentic Fun When You Are Traveling

When we designed The Welcome Ecosystem (The Welcome Blog + The Welcome Hub**) we had one thing in mind: to create moments of authentic fun and helping people with making their dreams come true you are traveling. Two complementary ambients in one digital environment (plus a lounge section) offer you 360º travel solutions -- from the moment you have your first thought about your next vacation until you come back home reenergized by great moments of fun and relaxation.

We know that on vacation you want to experience life, not escape it. You want simply seize the moment, capture the beauty of every second during your time off. We know you expect to grab hold of the flavors, envelop the sounds and immerse yourself in the unforgettable.

This is also true for New Yorkers – but it's the other way around: sometimes all locals want is to escape from the concrete jungle. The Welcome Blog also offers entertainment, tips, and tours for exploring unknown aspects of New York and other cities, which includes getaways from New York.


The beginning of an amazing business experience, more than three decades ago

The beginning of an amazing business experience, more than three decades ago

The Welcome Blog creators at a glance

We are The USA-Welcome Group, a family business started over three decades ago in New York City. In 2009, the founders retired. You know, to just enjoy all those wonderful travel experiences they were offering to their clients for years and years. Since then, the youngest generation was in charge promoting some significant changes on the business essence. For instance, closing the brick-and-mortar site and moving the business entirely to digital. 

With a single site dedicated to the amazing city of New York, we started in the early 2000s to offer activities, tours and sightseeing ideas for travelers visiting the Big Apple.

From the beginning, we believed the internet would have contributed tremendously to the travel industry. Our desire was to create a website offering travel-related information easily accessible to people surfing the web from all around the globe.

From that original brick-and-mortar site, the company expanded in 2009 with the USA-Welcome Group, and in the past six years, we have grown to include more destinations, developing more than 12 dedicated websites to major cities in the US; and finally, in early 2015, we launched this new global portal: USA-Welcome.NET. 

Venice, Italy

On our new website, you can now search, select and book hundreds of activities throughout the United States, all in one place. But the growth of USA-Welcome won’t stop here; in the next months we will add even more destinations, and activities, to our site expanding our inventory to include National Parks, Alaska, and Hawaii. 

During the Summer of 2015, we launched our second global site dedicated to the old-world, and also as a tribute to our founders: Italy-Welcome, where clients from around the world will have the chance to book activities and sightseeing in the “Bel Paese”.


Our purpose 

This blog is our way to give back to our community. We have a lot of wonderful experiences to share. We are always researching and studying trends. We are obsessed about offering great products and awesome travel experiences. 

We are starting this blog focused in New York. That was where our roots were. From one of the greatest cities in the world, we will be creating and curating the best content for you, so you can explore the city to the fullest, in your style, tailor-made for you.

We plan to expand this blog content to other cities in the world, the same way we did with our travel agency. 

With our purpose in mind, we want to create moments of human relevance and authenticity what you are traveling.

Your contribution, comments, and suggestions are key to make it happen.

Also, tell your pets about this blog. They are very welcome to send their thoughts as well. 

Welcome to The Welcome Blog. 


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Changes


Changes


Changes

We are living one of the most challenging times ever, experiencing a unique opportunity: an era with the largest amount of innovations we have ever seen in History of Humanity

In less than fifteen years, men have created the Internet, the cell phone, the digital TV, the iPhone, and the iPad. We've seen the first black president of the United States of America. Three billion people are online every day. Social media has changed the way we live, work and build our relationships. Also, same-sex marriage is part of the new American family, as well as women becoming the majority of working force in the country for the first time in history. A new global economic reality has emerged, with Brazil accumulating more foreign exchange reserves than the majority of European countries, and the U.S. seeing China closer and closer to its reverse mirror for the first time. We can clearly see an evolving travel & tourism landscape as well. 

It is a lot of change in just 15 years, when our first website was designed in 2000 - at that time NewYorkWelcome.

It means when we think we know the answers life changes all the questions. We have the amazing opportunity to kill our knowledge and learn everything again. Meaning, we have incredibly great chances to become better and better. That is fascinating, isn't it? What is more fascinating is that the intensity of these changes tends to become faster and faster.

In our company, we welcome change. We try to anticipate the future by creating the future. That is the only way to keep up with the way you change the world around you. Because the way you used to travel and enjoy vacation fifteen years ago, it is not the same right now. And it will be different five years ahead.

USAWELCOME.NET  IS  CHANGING


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HOW ENJOY YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCES TO THE FULLEST

To be closer to what you need, to offer you tips, tools, trends, and better travel experiences, we are launching a new ecosystem of services and products, a brand-new concept of online and mobile interaction with you. The first step of this significant change is The Welcome Blog. That is just the beginning of an exciting journey to consolidate our mission of "creating authentic fun and moments of human relevance when you are traveling." The Welcome Blog is like a school for having fun when you travel. But not a boring one, a fun school. 

 


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THINK APPLE STORE FOR TRAVELING

In January 2016, we have launched THE WELCOME LOUNGE, a resourceful online tool to help you with all stages of your vacation: from advice to balance work and fun to tips and checklists for planning your next vacation, to detailed explanation of unique travel experiences, to fun facts. On the Lounge, you can explore in-depth the stories you will find on the Blog, as well as download free cool stuff: eBooks, guides (to get lost), infographics, interact with our travel experiences and more. Because we know it's important you SEE your experience BEFORE you buy it, and once you are at your destination, you can enjoy every second of your travel experience to the fullest.


The Welcome Hub, coming up in 2016, will be hosting the Blog and the Lounge.

The Welcome Hub, coming up in 2016, will be hosting the Blog and the Lounge.

 

A BRAND-NEW ONLINE STORE FOR TRAVEL PRODUCTS

We are also rethinking and redesigning the content on our social media channels. We want to be closer to you, listening to you 24/7. You know better what makes you happy when you travel. In 2016, there is more coming up.

The third stop of this journey is THE WELCOME HUB, a totally recreated website, replacing USAWelcome and all our family of websites. The new Hub will also be hosting the Blog and the Lounge -- where you can:

[ 1 ] access information

[ 2 ] browse an interactive showroom, and

[ 3 ] buy your travel experiences.

The Hub will be hosting all new social media channels as well. 


Three different ambiences in synergy, to offer you 360 degrees good travel experiences.


For now, we expect you to enjoy the new blog and the lounge. Swing by to say hi at thewelcomeblog.com, and thewelcomelounge.com. Check out what we have created for you. Please, let us know your thoughts. Your comments are more than welcome.

Welcome to The Welcome Blog. 

The fun has just begun.

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Cambiamento


Cambiamento


Cambiamento

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Una occasione unica: stiamo vivendo un'epoca con la più grande quantità di innovazioni mai vista nella storia dell'umanità.

In meno di quindici anni, gli uomini hanno creato Internet, il telefono cellulare, la TV digitale, l'I-Phone, e I-Pad. Abbiamo assistito alla elezione del primo presidente Afro-americano degli Stati Uniti. Tre miliardi di persone sono online ogni giorno. I social media hanno cambiato il nostro modo di vivere, di lavorare e costruire le nostre relazioni. Inoltre, il matrimonio tra persone dello stesso sesso è parte della nuova famiglia americana, così come le donne sono diventate, per la prima volta nella storia degli Stati Uniti,  la maggioranza della forza lavoro. Una nuova realtà economica globale è emersa, con il Brasile che ha accumulato più riserve di valuta estera rispetto alla maggior parte dei paesi europei. Possiamo vedere chiaramente anche l’industria del turismo in continua evoluzione . 

Un sacco di cambiamenti in soli 15 anni, da quando il nostro primo sito-web fu disegnato nel 2000 e chiamato NewYorkWelcome.

Questo significa che quando noi pensiamo di sapere le risposte, la vita ci cambia le domande. Abbiamo la grande occasione di lasciarci alle spalle la nostra conoscenza e imparare tutto di nuovo. Abbiamo quindi grandi possibilità di migliorarci sempre di più. Non è affascinante? E quello che è ancora più affascinante è che questi cambiamenti avvengono sempre più velocemente.

Nella nostra azienda diamo sempre il benvenuto al Cambiamento! Cerchiamo di anticipare il futuro, creando il futuro! Questo è l'unico modo per tenere il passo con questo mondo che ci cambia attorno. Perché il modo che hai utilizzato per viaggiare e goderti le vacanze quindici anni fa, non è più quello di oggi. E sarà ancora diverso nei prossimi cinque anni a venire. 

USAWELCOME.NET  CAMBIAMENTO


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COME GODERE LA VOSTRA ESPERIENZA DI VIAGGIO AL MASSIMO

Per essere più vicini a ciò che volete, per offrire suggerimenti, strumenti, tendenze, e migliori esperienze di viaggio, stiamo lanciando un nuovo ecosistema di servizi e prodotti, un nuovo concetto di interazione on-line e mobile con voi. Il primo passo di questo cambiamento significativo è THE WELCOME BLOG. Questo è solo l'inizio di un viaggio entusiasmante per consolidare la nostra missione di "creare autentico divertimento e vivere incontri speciali quando si viaggia."

 


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UNA SORTE DI APPLE STORE PER IL VIAGGIO

Nel mese di gennaio 2016, abbiamo lanciato THE WELCOME LOUNGE, uno strumento online di risorse per aiutarvi in tutte le fasi della vostra vacanza: dai consigli per conciliare lavoro e divertimento ai suggerimenti per pianificare la vostra prossima vacanza, dai racconti dettagliati delle esperienze di viaggio ai fatti più divertenti. Su Welcome Lounge, è possibile esplorare in profondità le storie che troverete sul blog, così come scaricare gratis: Libri, guide (per sognare), infographics, e altro ancora. Il Welcome Lounge è il coltellino svizzero e la bussola per farvi godere al meglio ogni attimo della vostra esperienza di viaggio.


L'Hub ospiterà il Blog e il Lounge. Arrivando nel 2016.

L'Hub ospiterà il Blog e il Lounge. Arrivando nel 2016.

 

UN NEGOZIO ONLINE NUOVO DI ZECCA PER PRODUTTI DI VIAGGIO

Stiamo anche ripensando e ridisegnando il contenuto dei nostri social media. Vogliamo essere più vicini a voi, ascoltarvi 24 ore su 24. Voi sapete meglio di noi ciò che vi rende felici quando siete in viaggio. Nel 2016 vi saranno anche altri nuovi arrivi ...

La terza tappa di questo viaggio è il THE WELCOME HUB, un sito web completamente ricreato, che sostituirà USAWelcome e tutta la nostra famiglia di siti web. Il nuovo Hub ospiterà anche il Blog e il Lounge - dove sarà possibile:

[1] accedere ad informazioni utili

[2] sfogliare uno showroom interattivo, e

[3] comprare i tuoi viaggi!

 


Tre diversi ambienti in sinergia, per offrirvi buone esperienze di viaggio a 360 gradi.


Per ora, ci auguriamo che possiate apprezzare il nuovo Blog e il nuovo Lounge. Entrate nel nuovo thewelcomeblog.com, e nel nuovo lounge thewelcomelounge.com, per vedere cosa abbiamo creato per voi. Fateci sapere le vostre opinioni, come sempre i vostri commenti sono più che benvenuti.

Benvenuti al The Welcome Blog.

Il divertimento è appena iniziato.