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£227m spent on taking pets on holiday

Over a quarter (27 percent) of UK dog owners spend on average £114 per pet to take them on holiday.

New research from American Express reveals that across the UK the total of £227,538,186* is going to be spent on dog vacations during 2018.

Over half (53 percent) of owners taking their pooch on holiday say that their pet is part of the family and shouldn’t be left out of the fun.

However, others prefer to leave their dogs in the care of kennels, with a dog-sitter or responsible friend/ family member.

According to the research, the top costs for Brits taking their dog on holiday include food (£18), followed by lodging (£17) and transportation costs (£12).

Maggie Boyle, director at American Express, says: “The UK is a nation of animal lovers, so it’s great to see so many Brits choosing to take their pets with them when they go on holiday.

“However costs can soon add up. By making smart travel purchases, like using a card that earns rewards or cashback, owners won’t have to worry about buying that extra treat for their pet while enjoying their getaway.”

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