When planning a trip, I always encourage pet owners to take advantage of their AAA membership because AAA is a valuable resource for pet owners who want to travel with their pets. Moreover, Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA PetBook is a valuable resource than be purchased from AAA for $12.98 for members; $21.67 for non-members.
Recently, AAA and Best Western, the world’s largest hotel chain, recently conducted a survey on traveling with your pet. The survey revealed that more than three-quarters of traveling pet owners would take Fido or Fifi on every vacation if they could, although more than half report difficulty finding pet-friendly accommodations. According to the recent survey some othger interesting information was discovered.
-Nearly one-third (28 percent) of those who travel with pets indicate they would rather travel with their pet than with their significant other
-More than half of traveling pet owners report difficulty finding pet-friendly accommodations
-Thirty-five percent of pet-owning respondents admitted to sneaking their pet into a hotel or motel in the past
-The top five frustrations respondents have with others who travel with pets are those who do not clean up after them (77 percent); those whose dogs constantly bark (53 percent); those who do not notify others their dog is aggressive (45 percent); not walking pets on a leash (42 percent); and owners whose pets are not trained to relieve themselves outside (30 percent).
-The most popular pet-inclusive vacations are visiting friends/family (73 percent) and road trips (56 percent)