Summer is usually the season that inspires people to adventure outside of their homes, but during the pandemic summer looks a bit different. Travel to many countries is restricted and keeping social distances will be on the back of every traveller’s mind.
So what’s a pet parent itching to see the world to do? Rover.com surveyed 500 pet parents in the UK to find out how they’re thinking about summer travel in light of the coronavirus. We found out that, yes, they’re still thinking about traveling, and they’re getting creative with how they plan to do it.
Nearly 64.1% of pet parents are planning to or thinking about traveling this summer.
For the majority of pet parents (nearly 65%), the pandemic isn’t preventing them from thinking about or planning to travel this summer—in fact the opposite is true. The majority of pet parents still have travel on their minds this summer. However, the pandemic has changed how they’ll get to wherever they’re going.
45% of pet parents say they will likely travel this summer by car or campervan.
Cars and campervans make seeing the world a bit safer—at least in terms of avoiding prolonged contact with other people—which is why 45% of pet parents say at least one of these modes of transportation will factor in to their summer travel plans this year. Personal vehicles also make it possible for pets to come along for the ride, and 63% of pet parents plan on bringing them.
*Methodology: Rover.com survey of 500 British pet parents via Attest in July 2020.
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