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Have Leash, Will Travel: Ranks America's Most Pet-friendly Cities For Travelers

   Have Leash, Will Travel: Ranks America's Most Pet-friendly
                             Cities For Travelers

Albuquerque, Portland, and Tucson Top the List

PR Newswire

NORWALK, Conn., April 10, 2013

NORWALK, Conn., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

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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.

SOURCE The Priceline Group

Contact: For Press Information: DKC, Brian Moriarty, (212) 981-5252,; Priceline, Brian Ek, (203) 299-8167,; For Investor Relations: Matthew Tynan, (203) 299-8487,
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