Tomorrow morning I’m leaving this chilly, damp Austin weather behind and catching a plane to sunny Orlando for Global Pet Expo 2015. If you’re not familiar, Global is the first pet products trade show of the year, and manufacturers from around the world come to introduce their newest and most exciting merchandise – some before it even appears on store shelves. It’s three days of sensory overload, and I love it! Last year, there were 985 exhibitors, 2,896 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches.
Needless to say, it’s exciting to be in the thick of things – surrounded by that sea of pet gear – I feel like a border collie in a tennis ball factory! I’ll be packing my camera, sporting my press credential, and bringing you all the details via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
My purpose for going to Global is to track down the best pet travel products available, and bring you all the details – but I’m also there to be your boots on the ground! With all these companies under one roof, it’s the perfect time to research what’s available, and get the inside scoop on what’s on the horizon. If there are products you’re curious about, or companies you’d like me to visit, leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to track them down.
It may feel like January outside, but according to the calendar, March has officially arrived. And that means it’s almost time for our Best City for Pet Travelers tournament! This is our fourth year hosting this lively event for our readers to determine their favorite pet friendly destination. Last year Portland, Oregon came out on top, and the competition was fierce! We’ve put together fantastic prize packages for this year’s winners from Cerenia, Kimpton Hotels, Quaker Pet Group, Ruffwear, and Sleepypod, and next week we’ll be opening nominations on the blog. BUT our newsletter subscribers always get a head start, and they’ll be invited to begin nominations this weekend! So start thinking about which city you’ll be backing this year, and sign up now to be sure you’re first to nominate your favorite pet travel destination.
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