Pet Owners

One in seven Brits would rather go on holiday with their dog than their partner

New research has found that one in seven Brits would rather go on holiday with their dog than their partner.

The research by Best Western also found that 15 percent of female UK dog owners would prefer to go away with their dog, compared to just 12 percent of male owners.

When it comes to married couples the figure dipped slightly to one in ten who would rather holiday with their pet than their husband or wife.

On average, research found that UK dog owners would be prepared to pay an additional £15.96 on top of their hotel cost to be allowed to bring their pet with them on holiday. More than one in six (18 percent) said they would pay more than £20, while one in ten UK dog owners said they would would pay over £30.

Owners in Yorkshire and Humberside, were found to be the most willing to splash out on bringing their dog on holiday, with nearly a third prepared to pay over £20.

Rob Paterson, CEO at Best Western, said: “Britain is a nation of dog lovers, so it’s not surprising to hear that so many are keen to bring their four-legged friends away with them.

“We have over 100 dog-friendly hotels across the country, as we appreciate how important it is for people to be able to bring their dog away with them.”

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