[Travel Daily News] During lockdown, there has been a surge in demand for rescue dogs and as The New York Times reported, dog sitters are unavailable in the pandemic and so, if people travel, the dog must come too. Google has seen a huge upward trend in searches for ‘dog friendly hotels’ and ‘best dog vacations’ and many hotels are moving quickly to accommodate man’s best friend.
VistaJet further expands its comprehensive VistaPet program, as the number of animals onboard soars 86% over the last two years and global pet ownership continues to rise. Matteo Atti, EVP Marketing & Innovation at VistaJet said: “The fast increase in pet adoptions is paired with a habit of having pets as daily companions. Rabbits are a recent new breed of pet flown by VistaJet, and while dogs continue to make up the majority of animal passengers, the number of cats spiked 357% from 2019 to 2020. It’s important to continually evolve our services to offer best-in-class travel solutions to all our passengers, making them feel safe and cared for at all times”
Pet friendly accommodations
“Our mission at Quest is to make the guest experience effortless, so we have taken these insights on board, listened to our customers and are rolling out the Paw-fect Travellers offering at 30 locations nationally, with even more hotels set to jump on board over the coming months”Jeff Baars, Quest’s Chief Marketing Officer.
[The Hotel Conversation] Pet lovers won’t be chasing their tail to find pet friendly accommodation any longer, with Quest Apartment Hotels – Australia leading apartment hotel brand – making select rooms at thirty properties nation-wide equipped to cater to four-legged friends.
In locations across Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth and more, Quest will keep man’s best friend close, whether travelling for business or leisure.
Quest’s Chief Marketing Officer, Jeff Baars, says the company has seen search demand for pet friendly accommodation increasing alongside the adoption rate for both short and extended stays. “Over the past 18 months there’s been clear and consistent increase in demand for pet friendly accommodation”, Mr Baars said.
Travelers can have their four-legged friend join them on a weekend escapade or a big business trip. The apartment’ spacious self-contained service provides the paw-fect traveller all the space they need to truly settle in and enjoy their stay. From groomers to off-leash parks, the apartment knowledgeable guest services teams can share their picks of the bunch of pet-friendly experiences nearby, so guests can enjoy their time with those who matter most.
To celebrate the launch of the Paw-fect Travellers campaign, Quest has partnered with digital artist Oh Barney and pet accessory brand St Argo, giving three people the chance to win a weekend away at Quest, a bespoke pet portrait, leash and collar.