By making your holiday property pet-friendly you can expect to see many great benefits. Here we list some of the best.

Increasing occupancy during low season

Guests with dogs often prefer to travel during the low season. That’s usually because it’s easier to find accommodation in popular locations. There are also typically fewer crowds which appeals, and prices are lower than during the school holidays. By tapping into this customer base, you’ll be more likely to fill your property’s calendar during the low season when it might otherwise be empty.

More short breaks

Couples who are dog owners, will often look at getting away for the weekends or even for short mid week breaks. A couples’ retreat that welcomes their four-legged family members too is a great way to fill gaps in your calendar.

Longer lead times (no pun intended)

Generally speaking, pet-owners will book a little further in advance to ensure that they secure the perfect holiday home. While many holiday lets do cater for dogs, they are still in the minority which is why if you have a fabulous rental that accepts four-legged guests as well as two, you’ll be in demand. And receiving more bookings with longer lead times is always a good thing.

Expand your guest base

By welcoming dogs you open up your property to a wider audience of potential guests. Pet owners are often looking for accommodation that welcomes their furry friends, and by offering this, you can most definitely attract more bookings.

Higher rental rates

With the number of pet-owning households on the increase in the UK we now know that dog-friendly rentals are highly sought after, and that pet owners are often willing to pay more for them. By offering accommodation that is comfortable, with those thoughtful little extras like feeding bowls, an outside tap and dog treats, your home will be an attractive option for those seeking a pooch-friendly pad.

Repeat guests

Once you’ve established yourself as a pet-friendly holiday let, you’re likely to become the first choice for those who’ve had the pleasure of staying in your property. There’s nothing better than happy guests who, appreciating the convenience and amenities you offer, choose to book your property on a regular basis.

Overall, making your holiday let pet-friendly can be a good way of bringing in more business from a wider range of guests as well as attracting a loyal customer base from two and four-legged visitors.

Read our other pet-friendly blogs for owners:

Considering making your property pet-friendly?

Tips to make your holiday let paws-friendly

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