Travelers to Pet Friendly Lodging
|Knoxville, TN --- March 15, 2004 --- BringYourPet.com
is proving a huge hit with the traveling public. Spokesman Brian Bailey
said, “I thought this was a much needed site for the pet-loving public
but we’re amazed with the response we’ve gotten so far.”
America’s love affair with household pets has burgeoned into an enormous boom for pet-friendly businesses. With more travelers choosing cars over planes since 911, they also opt to bring their pets with them. As a result, an increasing number of hoteliers and innkeepers have begun to offer pet-friendly lodging to travelers because of the enormous potential for increased revenue.
As the nation’s hoteliers vie for the traveling public, they continue to seek new and better amenities to attract visitors. Savvy hoteliers are adding high speed Internet access and other amenities such as Jacuzzi tubs, air mattresses, refrigerators, microwaves and free breakfasts to draw in customers. But no amenities attract the growing pet-loving traveling public as does the added advantage of pet-friendly lodging. As one traveling pet owner stated, “I’ll sleep in my car before I’ll stay at any hotel, no matter how nice it is, if my pet cannot stay with me.”
Mr. Bailey said, “It’s not surprising to me how people adjust their travel plans to their pets’ needs. Not only is it more fun to bring your pet with you, in some cases it’s safer and cheaper than leaving them in a kennel. “
The number of pets has increased to some 36-million households in the last decade and the number of travelers who bring their pets on trips has risen right along with it. When www.bringyourpet.com burst on the scene, the site won immediate recognition from the media and the traveling public winning a mention as “Top Site of the Week” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and “Site of the Day” by Cleveland.com.
Recent additions to BringYourPet.com include properties from Holiday Inn SunSpree, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Comfort Inn, Red Carnation Hotels, Baymont Inn & Suites, as well as the Victorian Village Inn, Melrose Hotel, Ocean Villa Inn, The Cliffs Resort, Tides Inn and Napa Valley Inn.
Web site: www.bringyourpet.com
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