Travelling with the Whole Family Just Got Easier!

Seekom has launched Pet Friendly Stays, the first travel accommodation website entirely dedicated to helping New Zealanders find pet-friendly accommodation for their next holiday.

As of 2020, 64 percent of New Zealand households owned pets, and that number has now risen by the influx of new pet ownership during the COVID-19 pandemic, making pet-friendly accommodation a common travel consideration.

According to Nicole Irschick, General Manager at Seekom, is catered for New Zealanders’ love for their furry friends by making finding accommodation for the entire family a whole lot easier.

“With the site’s launch, New Zealand pet owners can now find accommodation that welcomes every family member and provides for all their needs, right down to the nearest patch of grass.”

Currently, users of Seekom’s property management system can email to have their relevant accommodation offerings on Pet Friendly Stays.

“Providers can make all or some of their rooms available to the website, but the website will only show those rooms that have been designated as pet-friendly,” said Irschick.

“Unlike other websites, which sometimes list properties as pet-friendly as a whole, Pet Friendly Stays goes into more granular detail, listing the aspects of individual rooms that pet owners might find relevant. Listings can also be filtered by region or type of accommodation.”

The Pet Friendly Stays website enables accommodation providers to include additional information about local amenities and necessities for pets and their owners, such as local parks, top nearby pet-friendly walking trails, or the closest vet clinics.

Seekom is a New Zealand-based market-leading property management system and integrated channel manager for hotels, motels and rental properties. The cloud-based Seekom platform is adopted by over 2,000 properties in New Zealand and worldwide, yielding hundreds of thousands of bookings annually.

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