There are 85 million pet owners, or 67% of homes in the USA, according to American Pet Products Association (APPA) from a 2019–2020 survey. There are 393.3M pets in the U.S. Insurance Information Institution report from the North American Pet Insurance Association (NAPIA). Right at $2B of pet health insurance was written in 2020 up 27.5% from 2019 with $1.56B. 3.1M pets were insured by the end of 2020.
BOOKING PET-FRIENDLY HOTELS
43% of travelers are expecting to book hotels since the economy is headed back to full swing after Covid-19 winds down, according to Rustourismnews. Furthermore, IHG Hotels & Resorts are offering 3000 bonus points for a pet friendly promotion.
2M pets travel commercially each year, according to petjet.com on 5/4/2020. 6% of U.S pets board a plane. 52% of owners say they only stay at pet friendly hotels. 37% of families plan to travel with their pet, which is up 19% over the last decade.
Rustourism goes on to report their top pet friendly cities (USA)
ADDITIONAL COST FOR PETS AT HOTELS
Rex or Lucy may become excited and damages could occur from gnawing on furniture. Being pent up and not being able to walk outside at least once per day, causes pets to communicate in desperation through creating havoc on furniture. Sometimes pets having plain ol’ fun around lamps and vases could bring damages to assets.
Some hotels have no fee for pets staying with guests. Then again, incidental fees can range from $25-$75. The higher star hotels fees can go as high as $200. Nearly all fees are non-refundable but in some instances if one speaks to management, the fees can be reduced or eliminated. However, upon inspection by hotel personnel proves damaging misconduct by Rex or Lucy, the fees will be non-refundable.