Hotel Online  Special Report Finds that Guests Linger
Longer When Fido Comes Along
Knoxville, TN – July 1, 2004 – In a 2004 survey conducted by, 61% of those surveyed would be more likely to lengthen their hotel stay if given the opportunity to travel with their pets. 

“This survey is a great example of the potential economic impact traveling pet owners can have on the travel industry,” states spokesperson, Brian Bailey. “If guests are allowed to bring their pets with them, not only will they stay in your hotel, but they will stay longer.”

So why will pet owners extend their vacation plans if they can take their pets with them? Most likely, it all boils down to simple economics. The cost to board just one dog for one week can reach almost $200. Costs continue to climb when you consider some of the hidden fees – such as grooming before pick-up, extra outdoor or activity time, and taxes. Even with the extra pet fees that some pet-friendly hotels charge, it is still usually cheaper to take Fido along for the ride than to board him. 

Of course, pet owners are mostly concerned about the well-being of their pets. The knowledge that your beloved furry friends aren’t suffering in a kennel while you’re having a grand time certainly makes it easier to extend your vacation. And the added pleasure of coming back to meet a wagging tail makes your hotel room even more of a home away from home. polled thousands of its Web site visitors, newsletter subscribers, and random households regarding their travel and purchase habits. All who participated in the survey own at least one pet. 

About brings pet friendly travel options to traveling pet owners from the USA and abroad. The company Web site is located at

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