The results of a new survey suggest that 77% of pet-owning vacationers are planning pet-friendly road trips this summer.
The survey of 2,000 pet-owning travelers, conducted by Orbitz, found that top activities for vacationers include taking selfies at tourist attractions (21%) and visiting dog parks (20% of respondents). The survey also found that pet-owning travelers are willing to spend up to $500 extra to accommodate their pets. Orbitz reports that use of its pet-friendly search filter has increased 40% over last year.
“There’s a road trip for every kind of dog and dog owner. Routes with off-leash parks, hiking trails and open play areas are great for active dogs. More passive dogs might enjoy an urban adventure with dog-friendly hotels and minimal walking.”
— Dan Schachner, Animal Planet On-Air Personality
In response to the survey’s findings, Orbitz has released a series dog-friendly road trip maps featuring routes all across the United States.