Pets influence trip planning

A new poll reveals how pet parents are influenced by their animal companions when it comes to trip planning… and the results may surprise you!

Are you traveling this holiday season? If so, you might be interested in a recent report released by Vacasa, a vacation rental company. Compiled from surveys filled out by 1,003 US adults, the data features various insights on how companion animals influence trip planning, including the following highlights:

  • 64% of dog guardians plan their accommodations specifically so they can bring their pups.
  • 53% of dog guardians would pay an extra $100 or more to ensure pet-friendly accommodations, versus only 29% of cat guardians.
  • 61% of survey respondents considered vacation homes to be the most pet-friendly accommodation option.
  • 82% said they would stay in the US for their upcoming trips, while 75% are driving to their destinations, to make traveling with their animals easier.