From May 1, 2021, the new "Animal Epidemic Prevention Law of the People's Republic of China" will implement the newly revised "Animal Epidemic Prevention Law", which clearly stipulates that if you bring a dog out of the house, you should wear a dog tag and take a leash as required. This is the first time that China has separately proposed a requirement for pets to wear a leash in a legal form. It also highlights the continuous improvement of the pet industry and the necessary requirements of the society for pet travel.
The daily travel of pets is recognized by the country, and it is also essential to focus on the basic equipment categories for pet travel. For example, the basic equipment for daily travel is mainly divided into protective, diet, carrying, traction, etc.
According to iResearch's data, China's pet market has reached 295.3 billion yuan in 2020. From the perspective of the composition of pet parents, the post-80s and post-90s population accounts for 66.6% of the total. Pet parents that are well-educated, with a monthly income of over 8,000 yuan accounting for about one-third of the total.
With the further expanding of the China pet industry, pet travel driven by this is precisely under this background, quietly becoming a "new force" in the tourism market.
The consumption of pet air tickets and pet hotels has greatly increased. Since 18 years, Sichuan Airlines and Hainan Airlines have been the first to begin providing pet air tickets. In addition, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and other airlines also provide random check-in services for pet aerobic cabins. In addition to flying with pets for air tickets, taking pets overnight is also becoming a travel trend for young people. Whether it's throwing a birthday party for their pet, or self-driving to a hotel outside the city, pet-friendly hotels are beginning to emerge. Some star-rated hotels even open up pet rooms to provide tourists with pet supplies such as pet swimming pools, pet hair dryers, grooming products, etc.,
With the increasing demand for pet travel, pet-friendly services have become an emerging force for many businesses. On July 10, the Cat and Dog Club, an emerging brand of Pet Food, announced that it will launch the world's first pet restaurant in Shanghai. The restaurant will provide pets with food such as ocean fish formula cat food, beef and green peas formula dog food.
Compared with the pet homestay industry that has already emerged, in the future, pet restaurants, pet hotels, and pet packages will also have exclusive business experience. According to Qunar.com data, by seizing the opportunity of the pet market segment and formulating perfect pet accommodation standards, the occupancy rate will increase by 5% to more than 10% compared with hotels that do not provide pet-friendly service.