Taking Your Furball With You: Is 2020 the Year of Pet-Friendly Accommodation?

April 24, 2020 / Tips/Travel

Up until now, the chances are that when you’ve gone on holiday or vacation, you’ve probably not taken your dog with you. You may have left them with a friend or family member, or maybe even in a kennel that has looked after them for you, but have you considered the advancements of recent years in the travel industry? Perhaps the biggest of these is the huge jump in pet-friendly accommodation. 

Whether you’re merely interested in taking your pet abroad or away somewhere domestically with you, or you’re an accommodation business, and you’re looking into whether you should start allowing pets into your properties, this is the guide with everything you need to know.

The Industry is Growing

There are now more pet-friendly types of accommodation than ever before, and it’s growing at such a quick rate that you’re not going to be able to ignore it. Of course, some people have allergies to pets, and some people just aren’t comfortable, so with this in mind, you’ll notice that property tends to approach how they allow pets carefully.

For example, you don’t want 50 dogs running around one hotel, because they’re not all going to get on and it would be chaos. More commonly, pet-friendly places are going to be individual rentals, such as holiday cottages, villas, and other forms of private rental.

Nevertheless, in the UK alone, around 33% of holidaymakers do already travel with their pets, and this number is only rising year on year. 

It’s More Affordable

Perhaps the most important reason as to why people are wanting and looking into taking their pets on holiday is the fact that it’s around seven times more affordable than putting their dogs in a kennel, and that’s on average. That’s right; you can save nearly seven times what you would spend on kennel accommodation just by having your beloved family pet with you.

Kennel accommodation tends to be a lot of money, so this is a saving you’re not going to want to ignore. This is then the money you can spend on whatever you want, whether that’s activities on holiday, or extending how long you go for. This is a very important point because many holidaymakers will cut their holidays short because they feel bad about leaving their dog in a kennel.

Having Your Friend With You

There’s no denying that having your dog with you on holiday can be one of the most rewarding experiences, and it can really help to make your holiday even more special than it already is. Whether you’re hiking through forests or mountains, walking along beaches, or wherever you go, your dog is going to love exploring new places alongside you.


We believe it’s safe to say there’s no doubt that 2020 is the year to take your dog, or any pet, with you on your next holiday, and being able to do so is only getting easier. Make sure you’re looking into your options when you’re looking for a place to go, and you may be pleasantly surprised with what you find.