Saturday, 18 June 2016

£387 million spent on pet-perfect holidays

BRITISH holidaymakers spend £387 million extra on their holidays each year in order to take their pet dogs away with them, according to research by #Pets at Home and 

The survey found that:

  • 89 percent of pet owners take their pets – mostly dogs – away with them.
  • Almost a fifth spend at least £75 extra on top of the usual accommodation and entertaining costs for their pets. 
  • Five percent spend £101-£250 extra and 1 percent spend up to £500 to ensure their pets gets the perfect break. 
  • 14 percent said they would rather take their pet instead of a partner on holiday 
  • Of the 1,200 people surveyed, 30 percent said they had missed a holiday in order to avoid leaving their pet behind. 

Pet owners are keen to scope out the destination and prepare for any eventuality. 86 percent take time to research pet-friendly things to do, and almost 40 percent will buy new travel accessories or equipment before a holiday, spending on average £11-£20 each time.

Pets at Home is working in partnership with holiday letting agent to make life simpler for those looking to take their pet away on holiday. The partnership sees benefits for Pets at Home’s VIP club members when booking through

To book a dog-friendly holiday through a VIP membership visit

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