Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy and Petco Join Forces for Four-Legged Travel

Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy and Petco
Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy is partnering with Petco

With more and more travellers taking their pets with them on vacation, Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott's home rental platform, and Petco Health + Wellness Company, are joining to improve the vacation experience for pet parents and their furry family members.

The Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy booking website will highlight "Pet-Friendly Picks by Petco" featuring vacation 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 for pet travel and safety – 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 travelling with their pets.

"For many of our guests, family vacations mean including their 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 and amenities of a vacation rental that welcomes pets and make travelling with your pet simpler, more rewarding, and memorable."

With 80 per cent of pet parents considering their pet to be part of their family, and at least a third of pet parents estimated to travel with their pets this holiday season rather than leaving them at home, 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 travelling.

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"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 travelling 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 for hotels in its portfolio that welcome pets.

Separate from the areas of collaboration between Marriott and Petco, Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy will also begin offering bespoke pet-friendly experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, the experiential platform of Marriott's travel program, Marriott Bonvoy.

The first in the series will feature a photoshoot at a Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy property for members and their pets with photographer Shayan Asgharnia, who's camera has captured Hollywood icons, sports legends, and political and business personalities. The Marriott Bonvoy Moments platform enables members to bid points they have earned for experiences across a broad range of categories from sports, arts and lifestyle, entertainment to culinary.

For more information, please visit Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy.

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