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I have been in the travel business for over 40 years now and just recently have been asked by several of our clients, “Can I travel with my Pet?”. More and more, pet owners are looking for vacation experiences that allow pets. Over the years, I never noticed pets in Westin Hotels, Sheraton Hotels, Holiday Inn Express, nor Marriott’s, unless they were service dogs. Well, now more and more hotels are catering to pet owners and allowing these family members to travel with them.
From experience, as I now have two dogs, I find myself looking for hotels in cities that allow pets more and more, instead of leaving them with family or at pet country clubs.
Just the other day, I had a client as about taking their pet overseas and I thought it would be good to let others know what I found in my research
Without question, taking your pet abroad has specific requirements that vary by destinations. Check with the embassies of the destination countries as to the specific requirements for bringing a pet into that country. Many countries have strict health, quarantine, agriculture, wildlife, and customs requirements and prohibitions. The US Department of State has posted a list of foreign embassies and consulates on their website at http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/dpl/32122.htm. Foreign embassy and consulate contact information can also be found on the Country Specific Information for each country.
In doing my research, I did find a note for emergency evacuations of Americans from a danger area that have pets. While this notice may change from time to time, it is worth keeping this in mind.
During a crisis in which chartered or military aircraft or ships are used to evacuate Americans from a danger area, pets will not normally be permitted on the carrier. The pet owner will need to make other arrangements in order to remove the pet from the area. (Service animals, such as guide dogs, are not considered pets and will be accommodated if possible.) Check with local authorities for their current policies.
Traveling with our family pets in the US has become more common and travel providers are getting more and more accomodating. While traveling abroad with our family pets is possible in may countries, there are policies and procedures that need to be taken. When taken properly, your family pet can enjoy your vacation experience. Be sure to take the camera and take many pictures. You will cherish your travels.
We all like to travel and see new and exciting places. Some get to travel once a year, others travel monthly, weekly, or daily for their business.
We have 5 secrets of seasoned travelers that can save you big now on time and money!
- Fly on Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday – Traveling on off-peak days and at off-peak times, means lower fares, changes are you will get a less crowded cabin, and a greater chance of snagging those elusive mileage awarded seats. For example, if you want to take two days off for a long weekend, you usually will go Thursday to Sunday or Friday to Monday. Save money by flying on a Saturday and returning on a Tuesday or going on a Wednesday and returning on a Saturday.
- Buy airline tickets midday on Tuesdays – Purchase a domestic ticket on a Tuesday between noon and 3PM. Airlines tend to announce fare sales on Monday nights, and other airlines match those sales on Tuesday morning. This means that by 3PM on the East Coast and 12 noon on the West Coast, the greatest number of sale tickets has hit the airline system.
- Stay over Sunday – Many hotels get Friday and Saturday night bookings from leisure travelers and Monday through Friday traffic from business travelers. This creates a void on Sunday nights which increases your chances of an upgrade. Instead of going for Friday and Saturday nights, book Saturday and Sunday or Sunday and Monday nights.
- Carry credit cards that earn you elite status – Play your travel rewards credit cards right and you will receive special rates and perks. Carry one airline branded card and one hotel branded card that help you attain and maintain elite status and make sure that at least one of those cards charges no foreign purchase fees.
- Book through Wilcox World Travel and an , – Our network sends more travelers to the leading airlines, hotels, rental car companies, cruise lines, Walt Disney Resorts, and Travel Service Representativeall-inclusive resorts around the world, than any other network. This translates to more perks for you the traveler. Perks come in the form of resort credits, complimentary meals, and/or free upgrades.
- Redeem your American Express Mileage Rewards with us – Yes, you can use your American Express Mileage Rewards with us and pay for portions of your travel expenses with those miles. For more details, click here
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