TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, today announced the results of its pet travel survey of more than 1,100 U.S. animal-owners, revealing that pets today are vacation veterans. Forty-four percent of respondents have traveled with their pets in the last 12 months, while 47 percent plan to do so in the next 12 months.
Among those whose pets have traveled, 74 percent say their animals travel well, while owners themselves also take pleasure in the experience – with thirty-six percent maintaining that traveling with their four-legged friend is always enjoyable, and a further 41 percent saying it often is.
Among those planning to travel with their pets in the next 12 months, 96 percent will travel by car, and 12 percent will fly. Fifty-eight percent will stay in a pet-friendly hotel, fifty-four percent with family or friends, and 39 percent in a vacation rental.
TripAdvisor also identified the top 10 pet-friendly properties in the U.S., based on accommodations which have four or more circles out of five on TripAdvisor, and feature the greatest number of TripAdvisor traveler comments describing them as pet- or dog- friendly.