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Holidaying with the family pet: No dogs allowed!

Carr, N and Cohen, SA (2009) Holidaying with the family pet: No dogs allowed! Tourism and Hospitality Research, 9 (4). 290 - 304. ISSN 1467-3584

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Abstract

This paper assesses the extent to which dog owners located in Brisbane, Australia wish to holiday with their pets and if there is a gap between this desire and reality. The paper also examines the extent to which this demand is being catered for by the tourism accommodation sector. The need for this study reflects the increasingly significant role dogs are playing in the lives of humans and the scale of the dog owning population. The results suggest whilst there is a strong desire amongst dog owners to take holidays with their pets the actualisation of this desire is comparatively low. A significant obstacle to the realisation of this desire appears to be a dearth of pet friendly accommodation. This has implications for the ability of the tourism industry to benefit from the potentially lucrative market that is the dog-owning population.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published in Tourism and Hospitality Research: the Surrey quarterly review, 9 (4) 2008. Copyright 2009 Sage Publications.
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Hospitality and Tourism Management
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 10:29
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:16
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/239166

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