LuxuryPAW Announces the First Full-Service Travel Agency Exclusively Dedicated to Luxury Pet-friendly Travel

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PAW;Pet-friendly Accommodations Worldwide adds to its portfolio of pet-friendly lifestyle websites by launching PAW: Pet-friendly Adventures Worldwide, the first full-service travel agency exclusively dedicated to luxury pet-friendly travel planning and execution.

PAW;Pet-friendly Accommodations Worldwide, the trusted resource for luxury pet-friendly hotels, inns, resorts, and private villa rentals since 2005 has added to its portfolio of luxury pet-centric websites by launching PAW: Pet-friendly Adventures Worldwide, a full-service travel agency for pet-toting travelers.

According to an August 2013 survey released by TripAdvisor who surveyed 1,100 US pet owners who travel, anticipated travel with a family pet in the next 12 months is substantially down from 71% last year to 44% this year. Respondents cited the top reasons for leaving their four-legged companions at home:

It’s difficult to find a pet-friendly accommodation – 51%
It’s a hassle to take a pet on vacation – 46%
It can be expensive taking a pet on vacation – 17%

Janine Franceschi, owner of LuxuryPAW had this to say about the TripAdvisor Survey Results, "Clearly, people want to travel with their entire family, the family pet included. This is why I founded Pet-friendly Accommodations Worldwide in 2005, so that people who wanted to travel with their pets had a trusted source of information for luxury pet-friendly accommodations that was easy to navigate and provided direct access to the hotels for booking.

However, for as many people who are confident enough to make pet-friendly travel arrangements on their own, there are just as many, as evidenced by the recent TripAdvisor survey, who are intimidated by the logistics of planning travel with a live animal. Let's face it, yes, you can go online and reserve a hotel room all on your own, but when it comes to planning a detailed travel itinerary that's when you need the services of a professional travel agent. When you add a live animal to an already complicated itinerary the logistics can be downright overwhelming. Having planned and enjoyed hundreds of pet-friendly travel experiences, (with a 65 pound dog) when I read the replies to the survey, I knew immediately that we could address each of the top three concerns; making pet-friendly travel hassle-free & enjoyable, at least as cost effective as boarding your pet for an extended time with a quality boarding facility, and provide an endless selection of magnificent pet-friendly properties from all over the world. I knew that if I were able to associate LuxuryPAW with a trusted luxury travel agency, I'd be able to offer this segment of travelers the resources they need to help them achieve their pet-friendly travel dreams."

She went on to say, "I was searching for a reputable travel agency to associate LuxuryPAW with. However, I found so much more than that! I am thrilled beyond belief to have LuxuryPAW affiliated with Luxury Travel Network, a member of the luxury consortium VIRTUOSO ®. LuxuryPAW's affiliation with the Luxury Travel Network is a dream come true; only the top 1% of travel agents in the world are accepted by VIRTUOSO ® and it is an honor to be affiliated with the passionate travel professionals at Luxury Travel Network who have earned that distinction. I'm delighted to find that our timing for the launch of this pet-friendly travel agency has been well received and our clients feel as though we are really filling a need. We've been incredibly busy helping people plan their upcoming holiday and New Years Eve travel; believe it or not with a little extra digging (no pun intended) we've been able to put together some really amazing holiday vacations, so don't think it's too late for this year, we can absolutely help put together a fantastic pet-friendly adventure. Just the other day we booked a pet-friendly Caribbean vacation for a family of four (plus one furry guy)."

The new travel agency is also called PAW, but this time the acronym stands for Pet-friendly Adventures Worldwide. LuxuryPAW Adventures offers a full menu of travel services backed by Luxury Travel Network whose affiliation with VIRTUOSO ® allows Franceschi to offer privileged access to exclusive amenities, travel offers, and rare experiences to her pet-toting clientele.

Pet-toting travelers who want to know more about LuxuryPAW can visit http://www.luxurypaw.com, the homepage for the portfolio of pet-centric lifestyle websites featuring:

  • PAW;Pet-friendly Accommodations Worldwide - luxury pet-friendly hotels

http://www.petfriendlyaccommodationsworldwide.com

  • PAW: Pet-friendly Adventures Worldwide - Luxury Pet-friendly Travel Agency

    http://travelagency.luxurypaw.com

  • PAW:-Pet-friendly Apartments Worldwide - Pet-friendly Real Estate in MA

http://www.unitboston.com/agents/5317-Janine-Franceschi

and

  • Luxury Sojourn - Luxury Travel Planning when the pup wants to stay put

http://www.LuxurySojourn.com

For more information about:

Luxury Travel Network, visit http://www.luxurytravelnetwork.com/about-us.aspx.
VIRTUOSO ®, visit http://www.virtuoso.com/thecompany/.

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