To kick off National Dog Week, Aruba is launching the Have Dog, Will Travel initiative in partnership with two popular pet-focused companies, Avvinue and Wag!. Have Dog, Will Travel will provide travelers with easy access to offers from dog-friendly hotels and resorts, in an effort to extend the Aruba Effect, a state of being that visitors experience on the island. happy, furry friends and their humans! Aruba is offering discounts for expert pet travel assistance by launching Have Dog, Will Travel, for the very first time.
From September 20, 2022 through October 2022, travelers with furry friends can enjoy dog-inclusive experiences in Aruba more than ever. By working with Wag!, the top service specializing in connecting pet parents with pet care services in their area, and Avvinue, an online pet travel startup that helps travelers to finding dog-friendly destinations and helping customers book pets, the Have Dog, Will Travel initiative is sure to grab the attention of frequent travelers and pet owners alike.
“Aruba is a destination that not only allows you to bring your dog, but to welcome it with open arms,” said Ronella Croes, CEO of the Aruba Tourism Authority. “Through this promotion, we aim to help pet owners have an idyllic experience on One Happy Island, whether they plan to bring their companion or board them safely on their journey.”
Travelers can book pet-friendly travel through Avvinue and enter promo code “ARUBA” at checkout to receive $25 off future flights for themselves and their furry friends. Travelers who prefer to leave their dog at home can sign up for a free month of Wag! Premium and enjoy a 10% discount on any service booked through the company, including boarding, daycare and pet sitters. Pet parents will also have access to 24/7 live chat with veterinary professionals, their caretakers and more.
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Aruba is home to dozens of pet-friendly hotels for guests to choose from. Here are some of Aruba’s top picks for pet parents and their furry friends:
Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Aruba: Upon arrival, this resort welcomes pet owners and their dogs with delicious treats and water bowls. Guests and their puppies, of all sizes, are encouraged to enjoy a vacation in paradise for just $10 more per day.
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba: This resort welcomes dogs up to 20 pounds at their adult-only hotel, where a concierge will be assigned to each dog and can provide guests with pet-friendly recommendations and resources. The additional charge for an accompanying dog is $15 per night in the Bucuti wing and $20 per night in the Tara wing.
Marriott Aruba Resort Courtyard: Yard guests and their pets staying at this Palm Beach resort can take advantage of a few great promotions through Have Dog, Will Travel. Guests staying 4 nights or more with their pets will receive 15% off their total at checkout. Pets must not weigh more than 20 pounds, and pet parents are subject to a $150 cleaning fee by the resort.
Hyatt Place Aruba Airport: Hyatt Place offers travelers and their dogs easy access to top Aruba attractions. Guests bringing their furry friends are subject to a $75 fee for stays up to 6 nights.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino: Upon arrival, Hyatt Regency provides guests and their dogs with a welcome letter, a comfortable dog bed, a cookie, and food and water bowls. For a one-time fee of $150 for up to 7 nights, owners can take advantage of a handy concierge who provides pet-friendly recommendations for the duration of their stay in Aruba.
The Ritz Carlton, Aruba: The Ritz offers dog-friendly amenities and is designed to create a luxury experience for pets and their parents. Some amenities include gourmet pet food, non-motorized water activities, and even mini pet hutches.
Aruba is one of the most revisited Caribbean destinations among frequent travelers. A happy island has a lot to offer, including beaches, traditional dining experiences, and tons of award-winning hotels. The country has been ranked high on Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020 list due to its remarkable sustainability efforts.
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