Majority Of Americans To Road Trip With Their Pets This Summer
As we previously told you, 37.6-million Americans will be hitting the road this summer for a getaway, and apparently they aren’t forgetting to take their four-legged friends along with them.
A new Orbitz survey finds that 77% of American plan to include their pets on their summer road trip, with 33% of pet owners saying they would love to road trip across the country with their fur babies. What’s more, 12% of people would rather road trip with their pets than their family, children or partners.
And it seems a lot of folks are planning their trips specifically with their pets in mind, with 20% of folks planning to visit a dog park this summer on their road trip, while 21% want to take selfies at tourist attractions with their animals.
- Of course, if you’re going to have your pet in the car with you there are some rules you need to stick to, although apparently a lot of pet owners don’t abide by them. While 58% of pet owners let their pets ride in the back, and another 15% crate them, 25% admit their dogs rides either in the front seat or even on their lap. And when it comes to hotels, one-in-three admit to sneaking their pet into their hotel room instead of finding a pet-friendly hotel, even though such hotels have increased 40% each year.
- ONE MORE THING!If you are thinking of road tripping with your pet, Orbitz has come out with seven great trips for you and your animal. Check them out here.
Source: Financial Content