Ranked 4th for pet-friendly hotels, off-leash dog parks, and walkability
Tampa, Fla. (April 10, 2013) – Welcoming four-legged travelers just as much as their owners, Tampa is ranked fourth among the top ten most pet-friendly cities for travelers in America, according to a list by Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN).
The rankings were based on Priceline.com’s network of Express Deals℠ hotels that are listed as “pet friendly,” the number of off-leash dog parks per hundred thousand residents (source: The Trust for Public Land), and the walkability of each city, as measured by Walk Score™.
Local pet-friendly hotels in Tampa Bay are Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Westin Tampa Bay, Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk, Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore, Wyndham Tampa Westshore and many others. (The hotels mentioned are not necessarily part of the Priceline Express Deals product.)
Off-leash dog parks in Tampa Bay range from South Tampa to North Tampa, and a few of them include Al Lopez Park, Palma Ceia Park, Lake Park, Davis Island Park and Giddens Dog Park.
Other cities ranked include: (1) Albuquerque, N.M.; (2) Portland, Ore.; (3) Tucson, Ariz.; and (5) Indianapolis, Ind. For the full list, see Priceline.com’s announcement.
ABOUT THE PRICELINE GROUP
The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) is a leader in global online hotel reservations, with over 295,000 participating hotels and accommodations worldwide. The Group is composed of four primary brands – Booking.com, priceline.com, Agoda.com and rentalcars.com – and several ancillary brands. The Priceline Group provides online travel services in over 190 countries and territories in Europe, North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa.
Booking.com is the number one online hotel reservation service in the world, offering over 275,000 hotels and accommodations (as of February 25, 2013), and is available in 41 languages. More recent counts are available on the Booking.com website. Priceline.com gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com‘s famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or the recently added Express Deals, where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding. Agoda.com is an Asia-based online hotel reservation service that is available in 38 languages. Rentalcars.com is a multinational rental car service, offering its reservation services in over 6,000 locations. Customer support is provided in 40 languages.
ABOUT TAMPA BAY & COMPANY
Tampa Bay & Company leads the effort of economic development through tourism. The mission of Tampa Bay & Company is to create vibrant growth for the Tampa area by promoting, developing and expanding a united visitor industry. The independent not-for-profit organization represents more than 700 businesses throughout Tampa Bay and promotes the area as a choice destination for conventions and visitors.