Columbus, OH – February 15, 2017 – Leaving furry friends at home is never easy – that’s why Red Roof® is celebrating pet travel throughout February and March by supporting and rewarding travelers who bring them along and cuddle with their companions. Pets are always welcome at no additional charge at Red Roof and for February and March, guests with pets will receive a 15% discount on their stay, along with some added treats. Red Roof is also unleashing a #RedRoofLuvsPets Instagram contest, giving away gift cards and free nights. As more and more people seek out “fur-filled” experiences with pets by their side, Red Roof is meeting the demand by offering deals, free nights, tips and local advice to encourage traveling with pets, and to ensure their guests, both two-legged and four-legged, have a budget-friendly, comfortable and hassle-free stay.
"We want guests to have the option of bringing their pets along, without the extra fees and hassles," says Marina MacDonald, Chief Marketing Officer, Red Roof. "Knowing that guests desire a worry-free experience, Red Roof is doing everything to welcome pet travelers with clean and comfortable stays, no extra charges, and other incentives and personal touches. It’s all about understanding our guests’ travel needs and going above and beyond."
Traveling with pets has risen substantially thanks to the more accommodating pet-friendly policies across industries. 46% of Americans own a dog, and 37% own a cat; while more than one-third of pet owners (36%) have stayed in a hotel with their pets before, more than four-in-ten (43%) of those who have said they have not, would consider it. In addition, 48% of pet owners said that they actually care about their pets’ comfort more than their own when traveling.
Red Roof’s price advantage and pet-friendly offerings make pet travel hassle-free and worry-free. Now through March 31, 2017, Red Roof is offering a 15% Off National Pet Discount, available at over 500 locations across the country. So not only do pets stay free at any Red Roof Inn nationwide, any time, but guests will enjoy extra savings this month by having their fido and feline friends join them in room. To book the discount, use promo code 605442. Travelers will also be able to find dog parks near Red Roof PLUS+® properties, listed on Red Roof’s Pet page.
The #RedRoofLuvsPets Instagram contest runs from now to February 22, 2017. Entrants will follow @RedRoofInn on Instagram, share a photo of their pet with the hashtag #RedRoofLuvsPets in the post for a chance to win a $200 gift card, three free nights at Red Roof and more. Winners will be selected randomly on or around February 25, 2017. Click here for more information and get social to enter.
Vacationers should also travel responsibly with pets. Red Roof provides tips on how to make pet travel safer and more comfortable. For example, consider a first-aid kit with tweezers, gauze and antiseptic; bring a health certificate and photo of the pet while traveling. Check out the Pet Travelers Savings page on redroof.com for more.
These “purrrfect” offers are available throughout February and March, so pack up those chew toys and scratch pads and book now at redroof.com or by calling 800.RED.ROOF (800.733.7663). For more information, visit www.redroof.com.
 Quantitative survey conducted by Research+Data Insights with 800 economy and mid-tier travelers nationwide from May 24-30, 2016.