Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy and Petco Join Forces to Make Traveling with Pets Safer, Easier, and More Memorable – Yahoo Finance
‘Pet Friendly Picks by Petco’ to feature vacation properties and curated travel products through the Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy booking platform
BETHESDA, Md. , Nov. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — With more and more travelers taking their pets with them on vacation, Houses & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott’s premium home rental platform, and Petco Health + Wellness Company, are joining to elevate the vacation experience for pet parents and their furry family members.
The Homes & Villas simply by Marriott Bonvoy booking website will highlight “Pet-Friendly Picks by Petco” featuring holiday properties that meet Petco’s standards for pet safety, health, and wellness for both dogs and cats among the platform’s more than 80, 000 properties.
In addition , Petco will curate a travel collection of essential items with regard to pet travel and security – including beds, bowls, toys, and travel accessories, which can be shipped to their U. S. rental property. Guests will also be able to access information including infographics, articles, and packing checklists on the Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy website produced by Petco in preparation for traveling with their pets.
“For many of our guests, family vacations mean including their own four-legged family members, and since the pandemic, we’ve seen ‘Pets Allowed’ rise to become one of the top two most popular filters our guests choose when searching for homes, ” said Jennifer Hsieh , Vice President, Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International. “Our collaboration with an expert like Petco means we will better accommodate guests seeking the space plus amenities of a vacation rental that welcomes pets and make traveling with your pet simpler, more rewarding, and memorable. ”
With 80 percent of dog parents considering their family pet to be part of their family members, and at least a third of pet parents estimated to travel with their pets this holiday season rather than leaving them at home 1 , both dog and cat parents are actively seeking out travel options where they have a reliable, safe, and stress-free environment that is designed with pet-friendly activities and access to supplies they need while traveling.
“As pets become more and more central to our lives, pet-friendly travel is the natural evolution in humanization and premiumization in the pet category, ” said Jenny Wolski, SVP Omnichannel Experience for Petco. “With pet parents increasingly traveling and exploring the world with their whole family – whether for vacations, work, or a combination of both – collaborating with Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy will create a tailored experience with all the resources, assistance, and supplies needed for worry-free pet travel. ”
In the future, Marriott expects to work with Petco on a program regarding hotels in its portfolio that will welcome pets.
Separate from the areas of cooperation between Marriott and Petco, Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy will also begin offering bespoke pet-friendly experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, the experiential platform associated with Marriott’s award-winning travel program, Marriott Bonvoy. The first in the series will feature a photoshoot at a spectacular Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy property for members plus their pets with renowned photographer Shayan Asgharnia , who’s camera has captured Hollywood icons, sports legends, and political and business titans. The Marriott Bonvoy Times platform enables members to bid points they have earned for once-in-a-lifetime experiences across a broad range of categories from sports, arts and lifestyle, entertainment to culinary.
For those planning holiday travel with or without their pet, for a limited time, Houses & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy is offering 10 percent off select private house rentals. Book today through November 28, 2022 , and receive a discount on stays via September 23, 2023 . For more information, please visit Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy.
About Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy
Launched in May 2019, Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy is a curated and growing collection of 80, 000+ premium and luxury whole home rentals located in 700+ prime destinations throughout the United States , Canada , Europe , the Middle East , Africa , Asia Pacific , the Caribbean , and Latin America . Leveraging Marriott International’s decades of delivering exceptional hospitality experience, each home will be professionally managed and meets the company’s design, cleanliness, safety, and amenity standards. It is also the only home rental offering to participate in the particular award-winning travel program Marriott Bonvoy, enabling members in order to earn and redeem points for all stays. Connect with @HomesandVillasbyMarriott on Instagram and Facebook .
About Petco, The Health + Wellness Co.
Founded in 1965, Petco (NASDAQ: WOOF) is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents, and our own Petco partners. We’ve consistently set new standards in pet care while delivering comprehensive pet wellness products, services, and solutions, and creating communities that deepen the pet-pet-parent bond. We operate more than 1, 500 pet care centers across the U. S., Mexico , and Puerto Rico , which offer merchandise, companion animals, grooming, training, and a growing network of on-site veterinary hospitals and mobile vet clinics. Our complete dog health and wellness ecosystem is accessible by means of our pet care centers and digitally at www.Petco.com and on the Petco app . In tandem with Petco Love (formerly the Petco Foundation), an independent nonprofit organization, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, we’ve helped find homes for more than 6. 5 million creatures.
1 Petco’s Pet Holiday Travel CMI Insights Report, 2022, n=1, 225
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