May 20, 2020, a chartered flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Sanya Phoenix International Airport attracted the attention of many people. The flight carried 118 passengers and 66 dogs. During this trip, they stayed at MGM Resorts Yalong Bay, a pet-friendly hotel. This event is regarded as the first pet travel by chartered airplane in China.
In addition, under the influence of the post-epidemic era, self-driving tours have gradually risen. And the cost is lower than pet babysitting. More and more pet parents choose touring with pet over babysitting.
As early as 2017, Koubei had launched a "pet-friendly" merchant in Shanghai on a pilot basis. Now if you look at the public comment page of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, you will find that the label "You are cute" has been quietly listed. Dianping also collaborated with CBNData to select the "National Pet-Friendly Restaurant Word of Mouth Report". The report shows that the number of pet-friendly merchants in the central and southern cities in the first-tier cities is significantly more than that in the north. As a future trend, a survey report by Xiaozhu Short-term Rental also shows that the number of pet-friendly homestays that can accommodate pets is 23% higher than that of non-pets.