UK-based dog friendly booking site PetsPyjamas has reported a 41% spike in forward bookings in the UK in May 2020 compared to April 2020 as pet parents look to go on holiday amid the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
Most of the bookings are for holidays planned for later in the year or early 2021. In addition to the 41% increase in forward bookings, PetsPyjamas has also seen a 30% rise in traffic to its website this month.
PetsPyjamas co-founder and CEO, Karen Hanton, said, “While holidays with or without the dog are on hold right now, our latest bookings increase and customer feedback demonstrates that people are keen to enjoy getaways with their dogs, friends and family once again. As a business, we are closely following the government’s guidelines on safe social distancing and hygiene within the hospitality sector and will only be sending our customers and their dogs away when it safe to do so.”
Among destinations, searches for properties in Cornwall stood at 31%, followed by Devon at 27%. Other popular dog-friendly location searches include Suffolk, the Lake District and East Sussex.
PetsPyjamas launched in 2012 as a pet lifestyle website and features more than 10,000 pet accessories, mainly from British makers, and features a portfolio of over 4,000 bookable pet-friendly hotels, cottages and B&Bs, and country houses in the UK and overseas.