Pets Tail Us On Vacation Half The Time, Reveals TripAdvisor Survey
With 49 Percent of Pet-Owning U.S. Travelers Taking their Animals on the Road, TripAdvisor Announces America's Top 10 Pet-Friendly Properties
NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the results of its pet travel survey of more than 1,000 U.S. animal-owners, together with the Top 10 properties in the U.S. that allow pets, according to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index. Forty-nine percent of the pet-owners surveyed plan to travel with their pets in the next 12 months. Among that group, 56 percent will stay in hotels with them – up from 51 percent who have done so in the last year, while 35 percent plan to stay in a vacation rental, up from 24 percent.
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"Our survey shows that TripAdvisor travelers love the companionship of their pets while on vacation as 57 percent indicated it's their top reason for taking them along for the ride," said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor. "Nearly three-quarters of respondents who vacation with their pets noted that they're typically able to find animal-friendly accommodations when traveling, which is good news for all the Lassies and Luckys out there!"
Pet Paraphernalia: Creature Comforts on the Road
Top Ten Properties in the U.S. that Allow Pets1:
1. The Reynolds Mansion, Asheville, North Carolina – Average Nightly Rate: $155+
2. Stony Point Bed & Breakfast, Tyrone, Pennsylvania – Average Nightly Rate: $81+
3. Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, Montgomery Center, Vermont – Average Nightly Rate: $121+
4. Applewood Manor Inn Bed & Breakfast, Asheville, North Carolina – Average Nightly Rate: $145+
5. At Journey's End Bed and Breakfast, St. Augustine, Florida – Average Nightly Rate: $129+
6. Biltmore Village Inn, Asheville, North Carolina – Average Nightly Rate: $220+
7. The Ruby of Crested Butte - A Luxury B&B, Crested Butte, Colorado – Average Nightly Rate: $199+
8. Cliffside Inn, Newport, Rhode Island – Average Nightly Rate: $395+
9. Roughley Manor, Twentynine Palms, California – Average Nightly Rate: $135+
10. Eureka Sunset, Eureka Springs, Arkansas – Average Nightly Rate: $85+
1The list was based on the most highly rated properties, according to TripAdvisor reviews as of July 30 2012, that have stated in their listings on TripAdvisor that they allow pets.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 69 million unique monthly visitors.** TripAdvisor, Inc.'s travel media brands include www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, May 2012
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, May 2012
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