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BW Travel Blog Features Pet Tips From Cesar Millan

9/29/2009

BEST WESTERN TRAVEL BLOG YOUMUSTBETRIPPIN.COM TO FEATURE PET TRAVEL TIPS FROM CESAR'S WAY, THE NEW MAGAZINE FROM CESAR MILLAN

PHOENIX (September 29, 2009) – Cesar Millan’s new magazine, Cesar’s Way, will provide unique content and share pet travel tips, along with ideal destinations to travel with pets, on the travel blog, www.YouMustBeTrippin.com, beginning this fall and timed with the launch of his new magazine, Cesar’s Way, the World’s Largest Hotel Chain® announced today.

“Taking pets on a family vacation can be an enjoyable experience if travelers prepare properly, train their pets in advance and are armed with the right tips, “ said Cesar’s Way Executive Editor, Barbara Haigh. “Best Western guests and Cesar’s fans will find the posts helpful and hopefully they will encourage travel to include all members of the family.”

Best Western is the exclusive mid market hotel partner for the first issue of Cesar’s Way, which means extra savings for Best Western’s pet-loving customers. By visiting www.bestwestern.com/pets, animal enthusiasts get access to special Best Western offers to help them save on their next trip. In addition, pet travelers can sign up for Best Western’s loyalty program, Best Western Rewards, for even more savings. New members receive 500 bonus points at sign up, then get an additional 1,000 bonus points when they complete their first qualified stay by Dec. 31, 2009.

“As the global leader in family hospitality, we recognize that pets are very much a part of our guests’ families, “said Dorothy Dowling, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Best Western. “Cesar Millan’s loyal fans and readers of Cesar’s Way will find that Best Western pet friendly hotels are the ideal destination when traveling with four-legged friends.”

With more than 1,000 pet-friendly properties in North America and 1,900 globally, Best Western has expanded its pet travel offerings to help travelers make educated decisions when on the road with their pets. The hotel chain’s lowest-rate guarantee Web site, www.bestwestern.com, includes an easy-to-use booking engine to help find animal loving properties, tips for vacationing with pets, a pet photo contest in conjunction with AAA, and other features. Pet owners can access the pet travel page directly at http://www.bestwestern.com/tripplanner/travelwithpets.asp.

Best Western also recently launched a new Web application that allows animal lovers to merge their photos with that of their pets. The “Best Western Friends Forever Inseparator” creates a hilarious merged image that can be shared with family, friends and co-workers. Pet lovers can create their photo by logging on to www.bwff.com.

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