Month: April 2020

Follow our blog for product announcements, feature updates, Pelikin Squad stories, and other interesting stuff.
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3 days in New York City

There’s something incredible about exploring New York City’s many neighbourhoods, districts, and attractions that you won’t find anywhere else in the United States, or in

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PELIKIN LAUNCHES AFFILIATES PROGRAM.

PELIKIN PARTNERS WITH EVOLUTION TRAVEL COLLECTIVE TO LAUNCH AFFILIATE PROGRAM PRESS RELEASE 23 February 2022:  Revolutionary digital travel money start-up Pelikin has joined forces with travel

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MEET OUR HEAD OF FLIGHTS, JEROME KING

Flights are coming to the Pelikin app and we are on cloud 9 about the announcement. But have you met the man behind the magic? We want to introduce you to Jerome King, our newest member of Team Pelikin and our Head of Flights hero.

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MEET FIONA

Meet all team Pelikin, old and new. So here’s Fiona talking all things social! Because Fiona is the social media and content coordinator she is, in fact, interviewing herself today lol.

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MEET FREDDIE ?

Let’s introduce you to another epic team member! Meet the king of karaoke, travel joke teller, and the man with 9 lives, it’s Freddie!

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MEET SUMMER ☀️

We want you to meet our awesome team, and we’re starting off with Summer! From epic intern to front dev wiz, Summer has been with us for a while! She tells us all about what she loves and how she coped in 2020.

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THE SH*T BITS WE MISS ABOUT TRAVELLING 

It’s been so long since we could travel, that we’re even missing the sh*t bits about it too! We asked some friends, team members and travel enthusiast what hilarious horrors they miss about travelling, and we’ve been howling at the outcome.

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MEET SAM ?

Have you met our CEO Sam? Sam’s the brain’s and backbone behind Pelikin and in our interview, we hear all about him and his inspiration behind the business.

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NEW NAME WHO DIS? ?

A fresh name to go with our fresh new feels. We’re about so much more than money and we’re excited to share our exciting upcoming announcements with you.

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#GO LOCAL

5 DAYS IN SYDNEY

Sydney is the most iconic and well known city in Australia. Filled with epic excursions, adventures and tours, it can be super hard to squeeze in all the best things to do. Here is Pelikin’s 5 experiences for 5 day’s, top tours in Sydney.

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LET THE DAY BE-GIN

This week for our #GoLocal chat we virtually headed to Perth to speak to Monique Boucher from Hidden de Tours to hear all about her epic experiences, what you will get to taste on the tours, and of course, there was a lot of gin chat!

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THE BEST OF BRISBANE

The capital of Queensland and full of fun activities, Brisbane is the perfect weekend away. From theme parks, animal adventures and epic food, Pelikin has created a 5 day Brissy itinerary. Highlighting the best 5 experiences for your 5 day get-away.

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PELIKIN EXPERIENCES IS NOW ON DESKTOP

We wanted to make it easier for you to book experiences wherever your are and from whatever device you’re on, so we’ve added Pelikin Experiences to desktop. No more searching far and wide for the best experiences, just head over to our Pelikin website now.

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BEST THINGS TO DO IN BROOME

Broome is a hot holiday hub and great get-away for all of WA. Famous for its white sandy beaches, this cute little seaside town is full of great adventures and Pelikin Experiences for you to get involved in. 

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THE BEST TOURS IN BUSSELTON

Famous for their humpback whale population, beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, Busselton is a perfect WA get away. Get the best out of your trip to Busselton by signing up to these top tours.

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5 DAYS IN SHARK BAY

The home of stunning sunsets, unique scenery and incredible wildlife. For all those in WA who are looking for a weekend away, we have sorted you a 5 day itinerary for Shark Bay. Including 5 experiences for 5 days.

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WHAT TO DO IN KAKADU

Lush rainforests, aboriginal rock art, a rare range of plants, animals and stunning scenery. Kakadu is Australia’s largest National Park and we’re here to tell you what you can get up to.

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A DAY IN THE ACT

Looking to take a trip to the Countries Capital? Canberra is classed as one of the coolest cities in Aus (and we aren’t just talking about the temperature). Wildlife walks, sunset spots and city sight-seeing, see it all with Pelikin Experiences.

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TOP TOURS IN TASMANIA

Famous for their clean air, stunning scenery and rich history, Tasmania has so much to offer. From wonderful wine tasting tours, hiking trips, beautiful beaches, history walks and coastal cruises, Pelikin Experiences will be sure to keep you busy on this incredible island.

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AMAZING ANIMAL EXPERIENCES IN AUSTRALIA

Calling all animal lovers, there is no better place to release your inner David Attenborough than in Australia. There are some epic animal experiences in your Pelikin App and we’re here to tell you which one’s to note on your bucket list!

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DIVE INTO THE OCEAN FREE AND OCEAN FREEDOM 

Are you really a true Aussie if you haven’t visited Australia’s most iconic world heritage site? For this weeks #GoLocal chat, we virtually headed to the world’s largest Coral reef system to chat to Taryn from Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom!

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HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHTS IN AUSTRALIA

An ultimate bucket list activity! For those not afraid of heights, a hot air balloon ride has been on everyone’s must-do’s and there is no place to experience this adventure like Australia. See which states you can soar the sky in.

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PELIKIN EXPERIENCES IN DARWIN

Whether you’re a Darwin born and bred, or living in the notorious Northern Territory and looking for an interstate adventure. There is so many awesome excursions available in Pelikin Experiences that you need to get involved in!

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ADRENALINE RUSH ADVENTURES IN AUS 

Are you an adrenaline rush manic who’s looking for their next heart pumping fix? Wanting to challenge yourself this year? Pelikin is here to help you find the most exciting excursions that you can get involved in around Australia.

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DISCOVER TASSIE’S HIDDEN GEMS

Whether you’re a true Tassie or are within one of those lucky locations that can sneak into the state, you won’t want to miss this week’s #GoLocal chat between Fiona and Narelle from Under Down Under.

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WINE TOURS AROUND AUS

If there is something to say about Australia, it’s that you certainly won’t go dry. COVID may have cancelled our international vineyard vacations, but no need to fret, it’s always wine o’clock in Aus, no matter which state you visit.

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BEST PLACES TO SKYDIVE IN AUS

There is no adrenaline rush like it! Looking to take the ultimate plunge while in Australia? Then keep reading as we’re here to tell you the best places to skydive in Aus.

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FANCY A TIPPLE IN TASSIE?

Fancy a tipple in Tassie? As part of this weeks #Go Local campaign, we have been lucky enough to speak to wine expert Curly from Tamar Valley Wine Tours!

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CAPE TRIBULATION TOURS

Welcome to a wonderful world heritage site! Cape Tribulation is the only place where the reef meets the rainforest and it’s located in no better place than the tropics of Queenslands North.

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ACTIVITIES IN AIRLIE BEACH

Home to the world famous Whitsundays and sitting on the iconic Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Queensland.

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#GO LOCAL WITH PELIKIN EXPERIENCES

Check out the hub of thousands of international and domestic tours that you can get involved in with Pelikin Experiences! Find out about some fun and fantastic local experiences while also supporting local tourism providers with our new #GO LOCAL Campaign!

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TIPS FOR SAVING TRAVEL MONEY DURING COVID-19
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TIPS FOR SAVING TRAVEL MONEY DURING COVID-19

We know you may find it hard to save during this difficult time. But there are a few ways to try and save some cash in this crisis and keep that travel dream alive. Here are top tips for saving travel money during Covid-19. 

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DO YOU NEED DOMESTIC TRAVEL INSURANCE?

It’s not a surprise that everyone forgets about getting domestic travel insurance, but here is a little reminder on what can go wrong when travelling within your own Country, and why you need to make sure you’re covered in these sticky situations!

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THE BEST TRAVEL APPS FOR GROUP TRAVEL

Planning the ultimate group travel trip? Whether you’re soaring overseas with your friends or travelling with the family to a domestic destination, group planning and organising isn’t easy. Here are the best apps to keep planning and travelling as smooth as possible. 

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NEWS

PELIKIN TRAVEL MONEY CARD REVIEWS

We love our squad and we love hearing your thoughts, favourite features, suggestions, experiences and even issues that you may come across when using Pelikin. Thanks for the ongoing love!

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MEET PELIKIN’S NEW GRAPHIC DESIGN GURU

We want to welcome Pelikin’s awesome new graphic design guru Jalissa! We’re proud as punch to introduce our newest member of the Pelikin Squad Jalissa, who will be taking on all our design needs using her epic designer skills and expertise.

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TRAVELLING AUCKLAND

Find out about our ultimate must-do’s when travelling New Zealand’s largest and most vibrate city! Auckland is on everyone’s bucket list and we explain why!

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TRAVELLING QUEENSTOWN

Australian and New Zealand residents may be able to take the travel plunge by venturing out in our own ‘travel bubble’. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get planning that ultimate Queenstown, New Zealand adventure!

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WE’VE TEAMED UP WITH TRAVELLO

It is important you stay safe and stay home right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay inspired, discover new destinations and connect with other travellers from the comfort of your coach! We’ve teamed up with Travello & we’re shouting you $15!

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48 HOURS IN BYRON BAY

We don’t know how long it will be before you can take that trip to Bali that you’ve been planning forever. But we do know the top things to do in the ultimate chill-out town of Byron Bay to fulfil that internal travel adventure.

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48 HOURS IN CAIRNS

Thanks to COVID-19 cancelling all our international travel dreams, it seems that domestic destinations are the next best thing for the foreseeable. But it’s far from doom and gloom, here is Pelikin’s must-do’s while spending 48 hours in Cairns.

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48 HOURS IN SURFERS PARADISE

It may take a while before overseas travel becomes safe and accessible again, so in the meantime, why not do a domestic destination? The Gold Coast is filled with fun activities! Here is Pelikin’s top tips for 48 Hours In Surfers Paradise.

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NEWS

STAYING SANE IN ISOLATION

The only way we can kick COVID-19 in the arse right now is by staying inside in isolation and for us avid travellers, fitness fanatics and social butterflies, it’s nothing but a living nightmare! Here is helpful tips to staying sane while in Isolation.

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48 HOURS IN REYKJAVIK

Reykjavik is the largest city in Iceland and thanks to mother nature, the home of some of the world’s most incredible sights. Although 48 hours is not enough in any city, here at Pelikin must-do’s for 48 hours in Reykjavik.

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HOW TO SET UP GROUP TABS ON PELIKIN

Just when you thought you and your mates couldn’t get any closer, in comes Pelikin Group Tabs. We’ve built a go-to place in our app that will be the new home to all the spending that you and your mates do as a group.

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LOCKDOWN IN SYDNEY

Stick of staring at the same 4 walls now that’s Sydney’s in lockdown? Us too! Isolation sucks and cancelled travel plans are the worst. We have come up with some top tips and tricks to keep you busy during the coronavirus outbreak. Including making the most out of living in Sydney.

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LOCKDOWN IN MELBOURNE

Isolation is on and travel plans are off. Is staying indoors driving you mental to? Here are some top tips of things to do while in lockdown in Melbourne during the coronavirus outbreak.

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48 HOURS IN VENICE

Famous for being one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice is one of the most unique places ever as it has no roads, but rather the Grand Canal that runs through the city, meaning the main way of transportation is by boat. Here is our must-do’s for your 48 hour venture in Venice.

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48 HOURS IN SINGAPORE

Fancy a secret escape to Singapore? Here is Pelikin’s top travel tips to squeeze in everything you can when exploring the sensational city in 48 hours.

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48 HOURS IN DUBLIN

Fancy tasting the luck of the Irish? Famous for the friendly locals, cultural heritage, pubs and bars. Pelikin are here to help with the 48 hour must-do’s.

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48 HOURS IN BUDAPEST

This European dream has the most beautiful buildings, bars, bath parties and plenty of picture perfect places. Pelikin is here to help with all the Budapest 48 hour must-do’s and how to be thrifty with your forint.

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NEWS

UPCOMING PLANNED MAINTENANCE

This weekend our card processing partner (FIS) will be undertaking system maintenance. Meaning you might experience some disruptions with your Pelikin App and Pelikin Travel Card during the 18 hour period.

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GREEK ISLAND HOPPING

Congrats to our new Login Legend Queen, Ash. We hope you all enjoy this dreamy Greek sunset on your Pelikin screens for the month, we sure will. In light of our new LL location (Ios, Greece), ⁠we decided to give you a low down of the best Greek island you should be hopping along, including popular beaches and the best nightlife.

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THE FEBRUARY CHECK-IN

February has been another mammoth month. We’re talking about new features, new squad perks, team movements and of course a new Login Legend!

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FEBRUARY LOGIN LEGEND

The Login Legend game has officially reached new heights (not far off the highest in the world to be exact), all thanks to the Melbs Master, Paul Le, who has just hiked to the all incredible SOUTH BASE CAMP OF EVEREST!

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AUSTRALIA APPRECIATION

Happy Australia Day to our Aussie Squad! Being the day we celebrate Australia itself, we thought we’d share 5 out of the thousands (yes THOUSANDS ) of the best and beautiful places there is to see here in Aus’!

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SQUAD PERKS

AN INTERVIEW WITH SPORTS WHERE I AM

Following on our previous blog about ‘The NBA in USA’! We speak to our awesome Squad Perks partner, the CEO of Sports Where I Am Matt Scully about the inspo behind his brilliant business, and the best ball games he has been to…

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THE SILLY SEASON PRODUCT UPDATE ?

I say this every month, but I’ll say it again… The last month at Pelikin HQ has been massive! We’ve changed up our signup journey, squashed some bugs, made some app improvements and last but not least launched Squad Perks!

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PELIKIN X TRAVEL BY US – BUSHFIRE DONATION

If you’ve been thinking about getting an awesome Pelikin Travel Insurance package, now is the time. We’ve partnered up with Travel By Us to contribute to the Australian Red Cross Relief & Recovery Fund by donating 20% of our Travel Insurance sales to the cause.

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MEET OUR CODING KING

We have a great team here at Pelikin HQ and we want you to know all about them! So say hello to our king coder and resident Irishman as he tells us all who he is and what he does for us at Pelikin HQ!

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DAVE TALKS SZIGET

Dave’s ticked off a decent chunk of his travel bucket list, one of which was Sziget Festival, so we had to hear all about it!

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REBECCA’S MEXICAN GET AWAY

We’ve heard mixed reviews about Mexico so we got on the hunt for someone fresh off a trip to the “Land of Enchantment”…We found Rebecca, a young professional Kiwi living in Sydney to tell us all about her recent trip to Cabo.

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MATT’S SOUTH AFRICAN ROADTRIP

Have you ever driven around South Africa and met Kelly Slater? Well, this long-haired legend from Perth, Western Australia has and our intern sat down with him to hear all about it!

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CHARLOTTE’S LA TOMATINA EXPERIENCE

Charlotte headed to the world famous La Tomatina in Spain a couple of years back. Next week this messy event returns for another year of vegetable throwing, so we reached out to try find a Pelikin follower who could tell us all about it…

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SQUAD PERKS

SQUAD PERKS

We love our squad, and we love you living your best life! So to thank you all for being awesome, and ensure you continue to have an awesome time wherever you are in the world, we have brought you Squad Perks! 

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THE BEST OF BALI BEACH CLUBS

Whether you’re spending a week amongst the hustle and bustle of Seminyak or a weekend chilling on the cliffs of Uluwatu, be prepared to chill out to the fullest extent.

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NEWS

AN INTERVIEW WITH SAM

Our CEO, Sam Brown, was interviewed by Justinas Baltrusaitis from LearnBonds about Pelikin and how we are helping Australian travellers to handle their funds while exploring the world. 

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NOVEMBER PRODUCT UPDATE

We’ve been flat out at Pelikin HQ adding as much value as possible before the festive season kicks off! And guess what, I think we’ve done it.

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THE NBA IN USA

There is nothing more USA than riding the sub to slam-dunk central, putting on a foam finger, grabbing yourself a hot-dawg and watching one of ‘Mericas most loved, star-studded spectacles – the NBA!

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MOVEMBER AT PELIKIN HQ

Our CEO (Sam), Head of Design (Matt), Development Manager (Sean) and Application Support Developer (Dickson) are joining the masses and participating in Movember this month. 

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OCTOBER PRODUCT UPDATE

October was all hands on deck at Pelikin HQ. We added a new feature and used feedback from the Squad to make some significant improvements. We’re stoked with what we’ve achieved!

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THE NEED-TO-KNOW ON TOKYO

Japan is one of the most insanely unique and beautiful countries in the world. It has something for everyone and it’s capital city Tokyo should have a top spot on your bucket list.

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BALI FOOD GUIDE

When you think of food in Bali, please don’t think of street eats that give you Bali Belly. Although Bali has their fair share of both, there are now literally hundreds of incredible cafes, restaurants and bars to satisfy every single craving you have.

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TRAVEL FAILS ?

We’ve all had them, those moments of the trip where you could just scream. Our Squad comes bearing war stories. Check out their Travel Fails!

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