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Alicante hotels prepare for ‘dog tourism’

ALICANTE hoteliers are getting ready for the annual influx of tourists, and as summer officially starts today (June 1), they are also preparing for ‘dog tourism’ too.

More and more people are choosing to bring their dogs with them on holiday and it’s not gone unnoticed by the hotel industry.  There are already a dozen or so hotels that permit animals in their rooms, although in some cases it only refers to guide dogs.

Last summer, the dog beach at Agua Amarga became a focus of attention for hundreds of owners from across Spain and other countries who took advantage of the facilities.  This has led to those that manage the beach to have agreements with a number of hotels, hostels and campsites within the Alicante Province to jointly and actively promote pet tourism.

The official dog beach comes equipped with a lifeguard service and a snack bar that offers food for both humans and animals.

In addition, a number of local taxis will also be prepared to transport the dogs from local hotels to the nearby beach.

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