For the two-legged, traveling is pretty easy. Whether you go by plane, train or bus, you just book a seat and go.
But for people who want to bring along their four-legged companions even for a day trip, the going is much tougher. Pets are not allowed at almost all accommodations, be it hotels, inns or resorts. In Korea, even the great outdoors is often not very pet-friendly because of restrictions at parks, beaches and mountains.
As this is vacation season, demand is higher than ever for places to put pets when heading out of town for a few days.
The solution for most is a pet hotel, and these days demand is high. For instance, Cool Pet Hotel, inside the I'Park Department Store in Yongsan, central Seoul, was completely booked until last Thursday and for the rest of August it is still 80 percent full