UK pet owners prefer staycations with their pets

A recent survey reveals that one in two pet owners opted for a UK break for their summer holiday, so not to be separated from their dogs.

Budget hotel chain, Campanile UK, conducted the survey, which discovered that 93% of people would like to spend more time exploring the UK in future, but 24% of dog owner feel that there is a shortage of pet-friendly accommodation in many UK cities.

Of those who enjoy a UK stay with their pet, half take their pets away once or twice a year, whilst 25% like to explore the great outdoors in a new area every few months.

Mark Aldridge, Director of Operations at Campanile UK said: “It’s really pleasing to see how many people would like to explore more of the UK if factors such as cost were not an issue. Particularly as the good old British weather doesn’t seem to have put too many people off, no doubt because of the heatwave we had this year. This country has so much to offer with a wide variety of cultures, sights and experiences, it’s time we all looked a little closer to home for our travel needs.

“At Campanile, we want to make UK town and city breaks attainable for pet owners and show that a UK holiday doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether it’s discovering a new city of a countryside getaway, our hotels are in accessible locations and an affordable way to tick off some places you’ve been wanting to visit.”

When it comes to reasons why people explore the UK, the most popular answers were: for sightseeing purposes (76%), spending quality time with their significant other (57%) and spending time outdoors (56%).

Scotland, Cornwall and the Lake District were at the top of people’s wish list for places people want to visit.