The trend in traveling with pets continues to get even more popular over the years. According to a recent survey, about 60 percent of travelers opt to bring their furry, four legged friends with them. Some go monthly while more than half of these jet-set pets take a vacation every year. (Wow, that’s more than most of us working humans!)
Ready to fly the friendly skies to Hawaii.
PetRelocation.com, an international pet travel and pet transportation provider, surveyed about 10,000 pet owners worldwide. More said they’ve been bringing pets because of a noticeable improvement in the accommodations offered by airlines and hotels. Some hotels offer dog-walking concierges, pet spas and even doggie toilets! But before travelers even think about booking their flights, they must first go through a tedious process, which includes following a long list of rules and regulations.
A few years ago, we wrote about what’s required when bringing a pet to Hawaii. It may take a bit of planning, but giving Fido his Hawaiian dream vacation is definitely possible. This post offers tips on the next step in making your trip –What are the best hotels for pets?
Hawaii Aloha Travel (HAT) is always ready to accommodate you and your pet. Here are some suggestions for hotels in Hawaii that offer friendly services for Fido:
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Aqua Lotus Honolulu
Best Western The Plaza Hotel
Paradise Bay Resort
The Westin Resort & Spa
The Garden Isle Inn
Ohia Kai Cottage
Traveling inter-island with pets can be a bit easier. There’s no paperwork involved; the only requirement would be to reserve your pet a seat on the plane. Some airlines only allow up to five pets per flight. We took our Chiweenie pup from Oahu to Kauai one weekend and had a pleasant experience. It could have been because of his triple park sessions earlier that day, which tired the little bugger out in time for the flight. He slept soundly in his carrier under the seat in front of us. Usually, only flights between islands or flights from Hawaii to the mainland allow pets to ride in the cabin area. However, they must be less than 50 pounds, but each airline varies.
It’s always best to do your homework before traveling with a pet. And once that’s done, you and Fido will be frolicking along white, sandy beaches in no time! Now that’s a tail-wagging good time!
Posted by: Bruce Fisher on Apr 1, 2012