MANILA, 29 July 2021 – Pets can travel, too! Transport your beloved fur babies to major Philippine destinations aboard 2GO Travel, the largest premier sea travel provider in the country. The newly launched service aimed at bringing unaccompanied pets from origin to destination, was born out of necessity during this pandemic.
“We have been servicing passengers with accompanied pets, but recently, we put out a service to transport unaccompanied pets. Due to the travel restrictions imposed during the pandemic, wherein there is limited mobility, we received inquiries from pet owners on how to move their pets without them joining the voyages,” said 2GO Assistant Vice President Blessie Cruz on how 2GO Pet Travel came into being.
2GO Travel makes it simple and easy to transport unaccompanied cats and dogs of all breeds without third party service providers. Pets are especially accommodated in designated areas in all 2GO Travel vessels sailing to over 15 ports of call. Pet owners can book at least 24 hours before departure date through 2GO Travel’s hotline, in which pet travel agents will communicate the detailed list of requirements needed for the transport. The shipper must accomplish all forms and documents prior to travel, and provide the pet’s cage according to specification and food for the entire duration of travel.
On the day of departure, pet owners shall arrive with the pet six hours before the scheduled voyage. Upon pet acceptance at the terminal, a boarding staff will facilitate the turnover to the dedicated pet handler who oversees pets onboard and sends pre-advice notice upon departure and notice of arrival to consignee via short message service (SMS).
“We understand pet owners treat their cats and dogs like extended members of the family. By trusting us your fur babies, our team ensures TLC (tender loving care) onboard handling and safe voyages from origin to destination. We have trained pet handlers to take care of your pets aboard our vessels, and an on ground licensed veterinarian to consult with, should there be any emergency.”
On the other hand, 2GO Travel offers discounted fares to pet owners who want to go with their four-legged friends on a vacation from Manila to Cebu and Cagayan de Oro for as low as ₱199, and ₱299 from Batangas to Caticlan and Roxas. Destinations from Manila to Bacolod, Coron, Dumaguete, and Puerto Princesa are priced at ₱399, while Manila to Butuan, Iligan, Ozamiz, and Zamboanga are for ₱499 only. The one-way promo ticket is inclusive of 50kg baggage allowance and exclusive of meals and other fees, for selling on July 30 to August 5, 2021, and for sailing from September 1 to December 31, 2021.
For booking requests on Pet Travel, shippers may call our freight hotline (02) 8 528 7400, email 2go_freight@2GO.com.ph, or visit any 2GO Freight Office.
To book your trip tickets, please visit 2GO Travel’s website, https://travel.2go.com.ph, call our hotline (02) 8 528 7000, email us at travel@2GO.com.ph, or visit any 2GO outlet, authorized agent, and SM Business Center near you!