Hotels.com gives pets post-Brexit ‘Fakeations’

02/04/2019

With pet passports likely to be a thing of the past post-Brexit, Hotels.com has launched European fakeations so dogs can pretend they’re in their favourite European holiday destinations while staycationing in the UK.

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To avoid pet FOMO, Hotels.com has launched the first Euro Pup Fakeations so dogs and owners can pretend they’re holidaying in Europe while relaxing in the UK.

Adam Jay, President of Hotels.com brand, said: “We can see why owners are barking mad if pets lose their European passports. But fur-tunately, it’s not the end for the pet vacation when you can staycation or even fakeation. Pet-friendly travel is on the rise and we have lots of great accommodation on offer for you and your pooch to enjoy. Remember your dog needs a holiday as much as you do.”

Pets are key to our holiday planning. 39% plan their holidays around them and 31% take them on holiday with them. If pets are left at home, 16% of owners admit to buying a holiday present for their pet, one in 10 have FaceTimed them while on holiday and the same number have packed a photograph of their furry friend in their luggage.

When going away with their pet, there’s no room in the suitcase for the owner’s clothes. Instead the packing list includes their pet’s favourite food (76%), favourite blanket (64%), accessories (47%), a separate case just for their pet’s belongings (21%) and even their favourite TV programmes on phone/tablet (12%).

If pet passports go post-Brexit, we are likely to see a jump in staycations in the UK with 51% of pet owners saying they will swap the vacay for the staycay so their pet can go with them.
Over half (57%) also want to see more pet-friendly hotels introduced in the UK.

For Euro Pup fakeation inspiration and to see more of Hotels.com’s best pet friendly hotels, click here.


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