Demand for dog-friendly holidays has increased by 71%
Owners don’t want to travel with their pooch for more than one hour
Dog owners, rejoice - Snaptrip.com has found the perfect locations for you and your furry friend to enjoy a quick getaway. The last minute cottage holiday provider has seen a 71% increase in pet holiday bookings in 2017 compared to 2016, demonstrating the high demand for dog-friendly trips.
Snaptrip’s booking data highlights not only the most popular holiday locations for pet owners in 2017, but also shows that the average dog owner is willing to travel just over one hour with their pooch. To aid holidaymakers in keeping the drive time down, Snaptrip’s travel time tool allows customers to select a time limit, making it much easier to find a getaway close to home.
Most popular 2017 pet-friendly holiday locations:
- Braunton, North Devon
- Bridport, Dorset
- Barnstaple, Devon
- Minehead, Somerset
- Ilfracombe, North Devon
To help holiday goers find the perfect pet-friendly location, Snaptrip.com has ranked the UK’s regions taking into consideration all of the important pet owner must haves for a stress-free break, including treasured national parks, dog-friendly beaches, registered vets and percentage of green space, the top five most dog-friendly regions are:
- North West
- South West
- Yorkshire & Humber
- West Midlands
- Greater London
For pet owners looking to take a city break, Manchester is a great place to visit with it’s canine-friendly restaurants and pubs like The Parlour, which has cosy outdoor seating and serves locally sourced food, or somewhere that’ll serve you both some delicious sweet treats like Ginger’s Comfort, mean that your pet won’t have to leave your side.
The city of Bristol is renowned for its arty, laid back lifestyle. It’s made up of 29% green space, and has 82 registered vets. You won’t be stuck for things to do as Bristol offers many dog-friendly places to wine and dine, such as the Marlborough Tavern.
Matt Fox, CEO of Snaptrip.com, said: “At Snaptrip we are passionate about helping the whole family to explore more of what the UK has to offer. For many of us, dogs are part of the family. It’s hard enough leaving them behind while we go to work everyday, so being apart for more than a few extra days can be really upsetting.
“Being able to spend more quality time outdoors with our much-loved pets is enjoyable for all, and having a curious dog can be a great excuse to explore some of the hidden gems Britain has to offer.”
If you’re thinking of booking a last minute staycation near the coast with your pooch, Snaptrip.com has created an interactive map showing all of the UK’s dog-friendly beaches: https://www.snaptrip.com/c/pet-lovers/dog-friendly-uk-beaches-interactive-map/