Pet-friendly accommodations added to AAA guidebook

Pet-friendly accommodations added to AAA guidebook The millions of Americans traveling with pets this summer will find more places to stay than ever before, as AAA adds more than 400 campgrounds and 800 more hotels to the latest edition of Traveling With Your Pet: The AAA PetBook.

AAA�s first-ever listing of pet-friendly campgrounds includes the top-rated properties in AAA�s CampBook� guide series. The PetBook�s 12,895 pet-friendly hotels in the U.S. and Canada represent a 7 percent increase from last year, showing the continued popularity of traveling with pets. In all, more than 40 percent of the lodgings rated by AAA accept pets.

The book includes addresses, phone numbers, fees, restrictions, and listings of amenities for pet-friendly hotels, motels and campgrounds. It also includes detailed information and suggestions on preparing your pet for travel, how to pack for your pet and selecting a carrier or kennel. It also offers special advice on traveling by car or air, what to do in an emergency and travel between Canada and the United States.

In addition, the all-new seventh edition of the book includes two winning entries from the AAA PetBook Photo Contest as cover photos. The two photos are of a beagle named Mr. Henry perched on a rock in Acadia National Park and a Labrador retriever named Kutya walking on a boardwalk trail in a Canadian national park. The photos can be seen at www.aaa.com/news.

The photo contest will resume this year, offering a $100 prize, five free copies of the book, and a year�s supply of Milk-Bone dog snacks to the winner(s).

? If you are planning a summer vacation for the whole family, including the four-legged ones, AAA offers these tips for staying at a hotel with your pet. Inquire about pet policies before making a reservation. Some properties may have a size or weight limit for pets, or may designate certain rooms for travelers with pets. Expect to pay an additional fee or deposit which may be per room or per pet.

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