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Travelers Turn To
To Find Pet Friendly Lodging 
Knoxville, TN - January 21, 2005 - has proven to be a huge hit with the traveling public. Spokesman Brian Bailey says, “I have always thought was a much needed site for the pet-loving public, but continue to be amazed by the response we’ve gotten so far. We literally receive thousands of emails per month from pet owners thanking us for providing them with detailed information on quality pet friendly accommodations.”

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 innkeepers vie for the traveling public, they continue to seek new and better amenities to attract visitors. With the advent of technology, savvy hoteliers are adding free high speed Internet access to attract customers. As competition cranks up, other added amenities include Jacuzzi tubs, air mattresses, refrigerators and microwaves and free breakfasts. But no amenities attract the growing pet-loving traveling public as does the added advantage of pet-friendly lodging. As one pet-loving traveler proclaimed, “I’ll sleep in a tent before I’ll stay at any inn, including the ritziest, if my pet cannot stay with me.”

The number of pets has increased to over 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 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

Some of the recent additions to include properties from Hampton Inn, Western International, Sleep Inn & Suites, Ramada Inn, Best Value Inn, The Inn At Fox Hollow, Marquis de Lafayette Hotel, Inn at Canal Square, Adobe and Stars Bed and Breakfast Inn, The Hotel Telluride, The University Inn at Emory, Land's End Ocean Resort, Country Inn & Suites Charlotte-Matthews, Ocean Place Resort & Spa, The Bermuda House, Omni San Francisco Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton New York - Central Park, Lands Inn, MainStay Suites, Patriot Point, Comfort Inn East, Plaza Ocean Club, as well as privately owned vacation rentals and B&Bs. 

About brings pet-friendly travel options to traveling pet owners. The company Web site located at is a valuable tool in planning a successful pet- inclusive travel experience. The site lists high quality, pet-friendly lodging state by state. 


Brian Bailey
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