How Many People Travel with Pets? And how do you travel?

How Many People Travel with Pets?

About 68% of American households, and 85 million families, own a pet. These data are from a survey of the American Pet Products Association (1) . In 2018, $ 62 billion was spent on pets, including more than $ 6.2 billion on services such as accommodation and grooming. Another survey from the same organization says that 37 percent of pet owners take their animals on their trips, compared to 19 percent about 10 years ago. Source: U.S. Travel Association (2)

How Many People Travel with Pets? And how do you travel?
How Many People Travel with Pets? And how do you travel?

Websites such as Burkert’s or BringFido.com specialize in identifying pet-friendly hotels.

The travel industry is a big business. In the USA Travel expenses reached $ 898 billion in 2018. And an important part of travel spending is not only for people, but also for their pets. When pet owners travel by road or plane they have only two options: 

  • Take your pet with them to any place.
  • Another person takes over, rented or not.

These options are not only for tourism or pleasure trips but also for business or other reasons.


How Many People Travel with Pets?: The pet transport business is becoming more prosperous. In the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (3), all the companies that are responsible for the transfer of pets are associated. Many of these companies offer products to meet demand.

Travel Pet Infography

How Many People Travel with Pets? And how do you travel? Pet Infography
How Many People Travel with Pets? And how do you travel? Pet Infography

Pet friendly companies include airlines that offer cabin travel options for $ 125 each way for dogs and small cats. Snakes, pheasants, pigs and monkeys are not allowed.

There is also the option to send pets in the cargo hold. Prices can vary from $ 60 to $ 500 depending on the route. Annually more than 2 million pets and other live animals are transported by air only in the United States. And they are more than 4 million globally. According to data from the International Association of Pet and Animal Transportation (4) , only United transported 138,000 animals (2017 figures).

Where do I Take my Pet when I Travel?

If you do not take your dog on a trip with you, you have to resort to some pet complex. To be a pet friendly place, you have to meet at least three conditions

  • Is there anyone on site 24/7 with physical presence? Not only with a remote camera
  • How long do dogs have to play? Or what is your entertainment policy ?. They don’t have to be locked in a cage all day
  • Do you have emergency procedures? Which are?
  • If a pet is aggressive, fights or bites, what is the procedure to resolve that situation?
  • Do you have a policy to maintain order?


The Pet Friendly Awards

LA Travel Magazine (5) awards several prizes per year  – see LA Travel Magazine 2019 Awards  (6) – in more than 20 categories. They also have two categories for pets. The categories and winners are:

  • BEST PET RESORT
    D Pet Hotels Los Angeles (Encino) (7)
  • BEST PET-FRIENDLY HOTEL
    La Quinta Resort & Club – Palm Springs California (8)

La Quinta Resort & Club, which is a Waldorf Astoria property, can bring two dogs up to 75 pounds each. And also a $ 100 cleaning fee is paid. Hotels like La Quinta and Red Roof Inn, accept pets free of charge. But the trend also reaches up to luxury hotels like the W and the Marriott. These hotels have incredible services for pets: pet rooms, pet sitters, pet walks.

The magazine editor (LA Travel Magazine) says she publishes at least one “Pet Friendly” article every month. Readers love edo. “Millennials tend to get married later. They have money and often spend it on their pets, says the magazine editor

La Quinta resort pet Hotel - And how do you travel with Pets?
La Quinta Resort Pet Hotel – And how do you travel with Pets?

And how do you travel with pets?: Room Service for Dogs

A detail to keep in mind: many hotels allow pets, but they are not really dog ​​friendly. The Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, California (9) really is, according to the editor of LA Travel. This hotel has no additional charge, regardless of size, weight or race. The hotel is steps away from Huntington Dog Beach, an unrestricted dog beach. The hotel has a pet menu. It also has its own Room service for dogs.

Shore Break Pet Friendly Hotel - How Many People Travel with Pets?

Pet ride in a Ferrari

The D Pet hotels in Los Angeles (7) Encino offer accommodation, nursery, toilet and even services of Pet Chauffeur and Pet Boutique.

For your dog you can choose between:

  • Standard suite (4 ‘x 9’, dog bed and TV tuned to Animal Planet.
  • Uber Suite (12 ‘x 22’; a queen bed and 42 “TV.)
  • sensational suite (12 ‘x 12’ with double bed and 32 “TV)

D-Chauffeur will pick up your dog for your hotel stay, either in a normal vehicle or in a Ferrari, Lamborghini Gallardo, Bentley, Porsche or Rolls Royce.
D-Boutique will sell your dog (if you have your own credit card) food, treats, raincoats and aromatherapy candles.
The facility has a 5000 square foot dog park for supervised games. Hotel staff is watching 24 hours a day.


Hotels, Airlines, trains and any transport company know that the owner of a pet will be very loyal to an airline or hotel that treats them well. They will talk with their friends, they will come back and stay longer. And also recommend the best services.

D Pet Hotels - And how do you travel? with Pets?
D Pet Hotels – And how do you travel? with Pets?

 Travel & Dining with Dogs

The state of New York converted the Dining with Dogs (10) project into law. This law allows any restaurant in the state to open its outdoor space to dogs. In early 2015, a similar law entered into force in California. Also Tennessee, Maryland and Florida are among the states that have eased restaurant restrictions regarding the admission of pets. .

Beer for Dogs

The Indianapolis Flat 12 Bierwerks brewery (11) allowed dogs in its yard last summer. He also created an alcohol-free beer for dogs made with meat ornaments. California and Florida are the friendliest states with dog food, according to the dogfriendly.com ® website. (12)

Beer for dog
How many people travel with pets? Beer for dog

By the way, the DogFriendly.com ® website has published pet travel guides worldwide for people with dogs of all sizes and breeds. There are hotel search engines that allow pets. Tourist sites, shops and historical sites, camps, parks. Also strapless parks, beaches, skiing and more. It is a website with a lot of pet friendly information especially in the United States.


Pets Travel by Train

Until 2014 Amtrak (14) not allowed pets (with the exception of service animals) to travel on their trains since the 1970s. He then tested the launch of a pilot program in Illinois. Amtrak decided it was time to try being pet friendly and chose only a few routes. On those routes Amtrak would charge $ 25 for a dog or cat that weighed up to 20 pounds and fit in a carrier under the seat of a pet owner.

According to Amtrak, “about 200 animals have accompanied passengers without a single complaint or incident.” Then the program became permanent a year later. In late 2015, Amtrak announced that pets could also travel with owners on certain routes in the northeast. In February 2016, he announced that pets could travel on most of their long-distance trains for up to seven hours.

Amtrak is now considering transporting larger animals as seasonally checked luggage. This had not been done by Amtrak since 1970.

Towards a Pet Friendly world traveler

We all want to enjoy our pets. We no longer want to leave them at home or in a kennel. That is why years after year more people travel the world (and also at home) with their pets. That is why pet services appear at all times that were previously only reserved to their owners. What we describe today in the blog is just a small sample. We will certainly be expanding it soon. Good luck to you all

More Info: Insurance Information Institute-Pet statistics (13)

Infography U.S. Travel Industry

US Industry Infography
US Industry Infography – How Many People Travel with Pets?

References

2019 Los Angeles Travel Readers’ Choice Award Winners:  (6)  

  • 1 – BEST PET RESORT: D Pet Hotels Los Angeles (Encino)
  • 2 – BEST PET-FRIENDLY HOTE: La Quinta Resort & Club
  • 3  – BEST MUSEUM: The Griffith Observatory
  • 4  – BEST SHOPPING: The Grove
  • 5  – BEST BAR: TomTom, West Hollywood
  • 6  – BEST NIGHTLIFE VENUE:  Poppy, West Hollywood
  • 7  – BEST NEW RESTAURANT: Yardbird Southern Bar & Table
  • 8  – BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT: Fig and Olive, Melrose Place
  • 9  – BEST INTERNATIONALLY INSPIRED RESTAURANT: TAO, Hollywood
  • 10 – BEST VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT: Gracias Madre, West Hollywood
  • 11 – BEST CASINO: Pala Casino Resort
  • 12 – BEST CRUISE LINE: Celebrity Cruises
  • 13 – BEST BREWERY: Smog City Brewery
  • 14 – BEST WINERY: Wilson Creek Winery, Temecula
  • 15 – BEST SPA: Aarna Spa, Huntington Beach
  • 16 – BEST GOLF COURSE: Pelican Hill Golf Club, Newport Coast
  • 17 – BEST SEMI-PRIVATE AIR CARRIER: JetSuiteX
  • 18 – BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE: Qantas Airways
  • 19 – BEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE: JetBlue
  • 20 – BEST ATTRACTION: Universal CityWalk
  • 21 – BEST RESORT: The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel
  • 22 – BEST NEW HOTE: The Mayfair, DTLA
  • 23 – BEST HOTE: The Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills
  • 24 – BEST BEACH HOTE: Terranea Resort, Palos Verdes

Post Curated by  Giancarlo Bonfiglio.  References and Souces:

  1. American Pet Products 
  2. U.S. Travel Association
  3. IPATA- Flying with pets
  4. International Pet and Animal Transportation Association  
  5. Los Angeles Travel Magazine
  6. Los Angeles Travel Magazine Awards  
  7. D Pets Hotels  
  8. La Quinta Resort & Club  
  9. Shore Break Hotel 
  10. Dining with Dogs Rules NYC  – NYC “Dining with Dogs” Rule: What Restaurants Need to Know  
  11. Flat 12 Beer Shop 
  12. Dog Friendly  
  13. Insurance Information Institute-Pet statistics
  14. AMTRAK  All aboard Pets

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Great Smoky Mountains, The Most Visited National Park

Great Smoky Mountains: The most popular National Park in the US

Water and the exudation of trees create that kind of fog that gives its name to the most popular mountains in the United States. The Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited in the country, with eleven million tourists. The large forest located between North Carolina and Tennesse was once an ancient hunting place for Native Cherokee Indians. Today is a home of over a thousand Black Bear

Black Bears on Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Bear pepper spray
Black Bears on Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Appalachian Mountains are part of the amazing views of this park. You can also see some of the houses, farms and barns that the locals occupied in these mountains in the 19th century. A territory with more than 500.00 acres where to learn more about nature and American history.

And what to see in the park?

The park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and an International Biosphere Reserve. The Great Smoky Mountains have more than one hundred different tree species. There are different trekking sentences to explore some of the most famous sections of the park. You can see waterfalls, deer, and settlements from centuries ago. Also the amazing panoramic views of the mountains.

Views in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Clingsman Dome Observatory is the highest point from which you can enjoy the most amazing images of the place. It is reached by car, on foot or by bike through one of the enabled routes. Through one of the paths that run through this great forest, Cades Cove is reached, a valley where there are still wooden cabins and churches that populated this place in the 19th century.


Bear pepper spray

Beware of Bears

One of the main attractions is the presence of around 1,500 black bears that live free in these mountains. The ratio is one bear every 494 acres, so they can be observed relatively easily from the viewpoints. Or in the same paths.

The national park is admitted that you can carry pepper spray for bears. This is to repel any bear attack.
For more information check here on the official website of the park how a meeting with bears should be handled.

Encounters With Bears – Bear Pepper Spray

See Official Web Great Smoky Mountains NPS : 

Bears in the park are wild and their behavior is unpredictable. Although extremely rare, attacks on humans have occurred, inflicting serious injuries and death. Treat bear encounters with extreme caution! Watch the video Day Hiking & Wildlife to learn how to handle bear encounters.

Black Bears on Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Bear pepper spray
Black Bears on Great Smoky Mountains National Park 2019-2020

Bear Pepper Spray


Bear pepper spray may be carried by hikers within Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the strict purpose of protection against bodily harm from aggressive wildlife. It should not be applied to people, tents, packs, other equipment or surrounding area as a repellent. Bear pepper spray is a chemical formula designed specifically to deter aggressive or attacking bears. It must be commercially manufactured and labeled as “Bear Pepper Spray” and be registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and individual states. Bear spray must contain between 1% to 2% of the active ingredients capsaicin and related capsaicinoids.


Best Hiking trails

Mont Cammerer

Hard. Round trip length of 11.9 miles. You pass the path that leads to the Appalachian Trail Once at the top there are amazing views.

Gregory Bald

Round trip length of 11.6 miles. The views of the mountain range are amazing, especially in the fall when you will see yellows, reds and oranges in the mountains. See NPS Gregory Bald  Alerts

Andrews Bald

Round trip length of 3.5 miles. Moderate. There are stone stairs to make the hiking route safer and easier. See NPS Andrews Bald  Alerts

Meigs Creek Trail

This hike has a round trip length of 7 miles. Start at The Sinks, which is a popular waterfall located on the road. It’s a hike through the woods and you can see the Meigs Creek waterfalls 18 feet down.

Baskins Creek Falls

At the end of the hike, you will see the two-level waterfall 40 feet high. the length of this 3 mile round trip trail

Alum Cave

They are 4.4 miles round trip in length. Water lines intersect on log bridges. A narrow tunnel is also traversed through Arch Rock.

Trails on Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Trails on Great Smoky Mountains National Park 2019-2020 – Apalachian Trail

Best Hiking trails in Great Smoky Mountains – With Wikiloc

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The 5 Most Visited National Parks in the United States


Name Visitors 2018 Area  Location
Map
Great Smoky Mountains  11,421,200
  • 522,426.88 acres
  • (2,114.2 km2)
Tennessee, North Carolina

 

35.68°N 83.53°W
Grand Canyon  6,380,495
  • 1,201,647.03 acres
  • (4,862.9 km2)
Arizona

36.06°N 112.14°W
Rocky Mountain  4,590,493
  • 265,807.25 acres
  • (1,075.7 km2)
Colorado

40.40°N 105.58°W
Zion 4,320,033
  • 147,242.66 acres
  • (595.9 km2)
Utah 37.30°N 113.05°W
Yellowstone 4,115,000
  • 2,219,790.71 acres
  • (8,983.2 km2)
Wyoming, Montana,  Idaho

44.60°N 110.50°W

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Copahue Volcano Shows Activity Today. Orange Alert

Travelers: Copahue Volcano shows Volcanic Activity

The Copahue Volcano is located northwest of the province of Neuquén, on the border between Argentina and Chile (Patagonia)

Copahue Volcano Shows Activity Today. Orange Alert
Copahue Volcano Shows Activity Today. Orange Alert

Travelers and Tourists: Exclusion Zone

 

Already showed earthquakes with high energy and in the crater of the Copahue volcano there are columns of white smoke. The local authorities of Argentina, arranged an exclusion zone of 3 miles in diameter with center in the crater dle volcan. For this reason all tourist activities including Trekking to the Volcan crater are suspended.


The National Geology and Mining Service of Chile (Sernageomin) together with the Argentine Geological Mining Service (Segemar). Also the Undersecretary of Civil Defense of Neuquén, resolved in the last hours to raise the level of alertness of the Copahue volcano to orange level.

Copahue Volcano Shows Activity Today. Orange Alert
Copahue Volcano Shows Activity Today. Orange Alert

 Permanent Monitoring

These organisms are responsible for monitoring the situation of the volcano minute by minute, at the signs that an eventual explosion of lava and ash is getting closer. The volcano remains at the yellow level from April 2019 until today when I change to Orange.

All the plans of the State and Civil Defense agencies are also activated so that they are ready in the event of an eventual eruption.


The Copahue volcano has a height of 2965 meters above sea level and is located in the Andes Mountains, being Caviahue in the province of Neuquén the closest populated center to the Volcan.

Updated information

“The volcano continues to be monitored, which gave three records on Monday, three movements of long periods of high energy, all located 5.8 kilometers northeast of the volcano,” said Undersecretary of Civil Defense and Citizen Protection of Neuquén, Martín Giusti. In March of last year there had also been eruptive signs of the Neuquino volcano.

Giusti said that “all contingency plans are being reviewed, the activity of the volcano is being closely monitored, and we have a lot of information.”

To instantly follow the information about the Volcanic activity of the Copahue hill, here are the twitter of

(Sernageomin) CHILE
(Segemar). ARGENTINA


Copahue Volcano Shows Activity Today. Orange Alert
Copahue Volcano Shows Activity Today. Orange Alert

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In the Argentine Patagonia almost at the end of the world, in a town of 300 inhabitants called Chalten, you can visit glaciers in places that have very little human presence. The walk lasts about 6 hours from the village and you have to take everything to camp, since there is no support there.

To move there you have to take a plane to Buenos Aires (about 9 hours), another plane from Buenos Aires to Calafate (three hours more to the south). And finally in a vehicle (about four hours more) until chalten. All an adventure and an authentic Glacier at The End of the World

Amazing Mountain Torre & Laguna Torre Glacier at The End of the World + Add New Category

 

View of Cerro Torre and Torre Glacier You can not see the birth of the Glacier because it is more than 30 km from this place. Hiking on the glacier is forbidden. There is no presence of park rangers and control authorities. It is a very aggressive and rugged place,


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▲ Numismatic: Argentine Ancient Coins 1813-1860

Numismatic:  Argentine Ancient Coins

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Mint of Potosi

Potosi (for Argentine). Rio de la Plata. 1813  –  J Jose Antonio de la Sierra ( Assayer)

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