Statistics say that over half of pet owners are planning to travel with their pets and roughly 2 million domestic animals board commercial flights each year.
Pet Travel Advisor completely understand that travelling with pet is an important part of the travel industry and should not be taken lightly or ignored. With over a third of owners saying they simply won’t travel without their pets, making traveling with pets as accessible as possible would be beneficial for both travelers and businesses.
Owners often sacrifice the length and the frequency of their vacations as a result of having animals, and many hold pet-friendly accommodations and destinations in high regard. Increasing the options and ease with which owners can take their furry friends may encourage these travelers to take longer, as well as more frequent trips and holidays.
Read on for more information, as we explore the facts and figures behind pet travel in recent years.
TOP PET TRAVEL TRENDS FROM 2020:
- 53% of travelers take holidays with their pets, so pet-friendly accommodation is a growing industry trend.
- It’s estimated that 2 million domestic animals travel on commercial flights every year.
- 52% of surveyed owners said that they only stay at pet-friendly properties.
- 6% of pets in the US board a plane every year.
- 27% of people said that they want to see more dog-friendly hotels and holiday parks.
- 16% would also like to see this in pubs.
- 15% would like to see more dog-friendly beaches, while 14% want more dog-friendly restaurants.
- A recent poll found that 27% of pet owners are planning one or two trips with their furry friends in the next year.
- 37% are planning 3 to 5 getaways, while 31% intend to travel with their pet six or more times across the year.
- Over half of owners plan to travel this year with their animal companions.
- 37% of owners have opted against travelling to stay at home with their dog.
- 78% of owners and their four-legged friends are driving and flying together more now than ever before.
- 37% of families travel with their furry friends. This is a 19% increase over the last decade.