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22 November 2019

WTF IS A PELIKIN?

Claudia Lipinski

Claudia Lipinski

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Ahhh the ‘name’ question. It’s a great one, thanks for asking!

It’s time to set the record straight and tell the tale of why we are called Pelikin.

You guessed it, it originates from that massive bird with the big beak! Did you know that pelicans are known for filling those big beaks with loads of valuable stuff (eg the fish they scoop up from the ocean) and taking flight across borders with it. Sounds pretty familiar to what we set out to do, except with money and an epic travel card!

Not only was this a huge coincidence that we couldn’t possibly ignore, but there’s actually a whole heap of other cool meanings behind the animal that really rang true to how we envisaged growing our brand and product. 

As a totem, a Pelican is known to be proactive and resourceful and can be defined as an opportunist with style and finesse. Spiritually, it symbolises social responsibility, teamwork, charity, generosity and friendliness. These are all attributes and qualities we not only saw in our company, but in our squad on the team and growing customer base. As well as this, Pelicans are heavily reliant on their groups, and as you already know, we have built Pelikin for groups of travellers… AKA THE PELIKIN SQUAD.

While we’re on the Pelikin Squad, a group of Pelicans is actually referred to as a ‘Squadron’… So that’s how the almighty Pelikin Squad was born.

So there you have it, our name explained for all the world! Unless you believe in reincarnation (or a Pelican is reading this) the closest thing you’ll ever get to being a Pelikin, is to become a Pelikin! So go grab yourself the Pelikin App and go get yourself a Pelikin Travel Card for your next overseas holiday.

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Claudia Lipinski

Claudia Lipinski



PRODUCT GUIDES

WE’VE CHANGED THE WAY YOU SEE THINGS!

Just like the Pelican, we must rebuild, redesign and restructure our nest. This is why at Pelikin HQ we have changed the way you see things on our App! 

Fiona Duncan
Fiona Duncan
NEWS

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!

Matt Browne
Matt Browne
NEWS

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.

Fiona Duncan
Fiona Duncan