It is a great time to be a dog, when it comes to travel that is. More and more Americans are taking their pets with them on vacations. In fact, pet-friendly accommodations are becoming a huge segment of the travel industry.
According to the Travel Industry Association of America, 61 million Americans own at least one dog. Of those, 29 million would take their pooches on vacation. More and more hotels are making adjustments to their facilities and the way they do business trying to capture this growing market. Instead of playgrounds for the kids, this market is looking for dog parks for pets.
What is driving this reversal in pets and vacations? Not long ago taking the family pet was not an option. Now that our society has a larger senior population, the empty nesters take pets on vacations instead of their children. Also, it relieves the guilt and concern of leaving a precious member of the family in a kennel. The Travel Industry of America also found that of people who travel, 13% say that the ideal vacation includes the family pet.
A hotel that is pet-friendly also develops a special clientele that becomes very loyal to that hotel. Once travelers stay at a pet friendly facility that works for them, they are unlikely to try different accommodations when it is time for their next trip. These people stay loyal even when they don’t take their pets just because they appreciate the extra effort made by the hotel to be pet friendly.
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Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino, the longest running casinos in Southern Nevada, is proud to be a pet-friendly hotel. Anyone who travels to Las Vegas with their pets should stay at Railroad Pass, the casino and hotel that values both their two and four legged customers.