Pet Travel Trends - How Pet-Friendly Vacationing Affects Travel [Infographic]

Are you vacationing with your pet? With pet-friendly rentals from HomeAway, it's easier than ever to take a trip with your favorite furry-legged family member. Here are some interesting pet travel trends.

Did you know?

  • 29.1 million Americans traveled with their pet within the last 3 years.
  • 78% of pet travel companions are dogs , while 15% are cats.
  • Only 6% of vacationing pets travel by plane .


Pet-friendly Destinations

Before getting away with your pet, it's a good idea to...

  • Visit the vet.
  • Get a crate.
  • Microchip your pet.

Pick the purr-fect place with our ideas for pet-friendly winter and summer trips.


If you're taking your pet on an airplane...

  • Make sure your pet is vaccinated.
  • Check your air carrier's weight limit (this includes the crate).
  • Make arrangements ahead of time.

Pet Travel Trends: Vacation Rentals Beat Hotels!

  • Hotels are not as accommodating toward pets.
  • A vacation rental has enough space and amenities for you and your pet.
  • Pet-friendly attractions, like private beach access, are right outside your door.
  • You have way more choices for the type of accommodation you stay in, as there are a wealth of pet-friendly rentals out there.

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Pet-friendly Rentals on a Budget

Nice apartment on Finca Arico, no mass tourism

With an area of about 11.000 square metres, Finca Arico is situated in marvellous surroundings 300 metres high and has an impressive view of the sea and the mountains. Here you can give yourself a well-deserved rest. With an area of about 11.000 s...

Vista Del Mondo-Country House, Spoleto Centre-20 mins/Rome-80 mins

Why not stay atop a private mountain in a self catering, traditional, Umbrian cottage with a private 120 sq mt pool, a few minutes walk away, at our Villa Marianna? The pool, although private, is open to all our guests. However, to date, the pool ...

Lovely house with garden set in gorgeous tuscan landscape

Would you like to spend a wonderful week in complete relaxation in the picturesque countryside of Tuscany? Our villa is what you are looking for. Located in one of the most beautiful Tuscan landscapes, it is an enchantingly renovated old country h...

Cottage with lots of space

HOUSE LICHTBLICK DESCRIPTION: This home is tastefully fitted. In 2 bedrooms and a nursery is available on two floors up to 5 people (2 adults and 3 children) and two babies Square. For the little ones are free 2 cots and 2 high chairs available. ...

(W) Bella Casa

The Restored to Mediterranean style "BELLA CASA" was designed by several designers. The sandy Baltic Sea beach is along the beautiful forest promenade, just 10 minutes' walk, or take the free shuttle bus even just 2 minutes. The lively resort cent...