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Published: 04/10/2013
Brian Ek (203) 299-8167

Have leash, will travel: ranks America's most pet-friendly cities for travelers

Albuquerque, Portland, and Tucson Top the List

NORWALK, Conn., April 10, 2013 . . . America’s best cities for people traveling with pets have been ranked and compiled in a list released today by (Nasdaq: PCLN). The cities were ranked according to their number of pet-friendly hotels, off-leash dog parks and walkability.

The top ten cities on the list are:

1) Albuquerque, NM
2) Portland, OR
3) Tucson, AZ
4) Tampa, FL
5) Indianapolis, IN
6) Salt Lake City, UT
7) Austin, TX
8) Tulsa, OK
9) Louisville, KY
10) San Francisco, CA

“People love their pets and many can’t imagine traveling without them. But not all cities and hotels are created equal when it comes to accommodating four-legged friends,” said’s Chief Marketing Officer Brett Keller. “We’ve created this list as a guide to help travelers find the best experiences no matter who’s along for the ride.”

Rankings were based on the number of hotels within’s network of Express Deals(sm) 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 as measured by Walk Score™ of each city.

Express Deals is the no-bidding hotel booking option for guests who need specific amenities, like a pet-friendly hotel, pool or certain bed type, along with that famous discount of up to 45% over’s best published rates. Visit today to check out the latest Express Deals.

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 -,, and - 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. 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 website. 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'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. is an Asia-based online hotel reservation service that is available in 38 languages. is a multinational rental car service, offering its reservation services in over 6,000 locations. Customer support is provided in 40 languages.

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