It’s been a big year for us at Hotels With Cats which has fulfilled me in so many ways.
We took the huge step to publish our first magazine this year, which was well, scary. I have always been a writer but it’s quite something to take the plunge and invest and make something and then try to sell it! Our little magazine has made its way to 15 hotel foyers and guest rooms around the world, from Florida, to Bali and you can get it in person at Villa Kitty Bali, Torre Argentina in Rome and The Cat Protection Society in NSW. I look forward to partnering with more stockists and sanctuaries in 2019.
When's the next edition, you may ask? Well, I’m doing a fair bit of cat travel next year and in early 2020. I find it's always better to write things from your own words and experiences, so there will probably be the next edition in 2020 after my cat investigation travels to Japan and Indonesia.
I’ve been, as always inspired by the stories and kindness from our hotel cat partners and sanctuaries. Visiting Santorini in Greece in August was a real highlight for me, and was also very sad. I saw the amazing dedication of Lucia and Vily, who started Santorini Cats in 2016 with one trap and a dream. Today they have steralised over 700 cats and found over 100 homes for santorini cats around the world. The best part of this is no doubt connecting with like minded people, on the same mission as us: to make the world a kinder place for cats (and all animals for that matter). Our video from our week in Santorini will be up in early 2019.
2019 will bring us new hotels (I am aiming to hit 60 by the end of 2019 if my "day job" allows it!), features, a revamped subscriber section, and a trip to the Carrarra Cat Carnival on the Gold Cost, where I can spread the mission of Hotels With Cats to those in northern Australia.
I’ll be visiting Villa Kitty Bali in July for a week, and can’t wait to highlight the work of Elizabeth and her team, as well as the Balinese Hotels With Cats who have kind heart.
I'd like to hear from you about what content you would like and will send out a reader survey early in the year.
🎄 Meowy Christmas from us at Hotels With Cats! 🎄
Ashleigh, James, Sasha & Piper.
PS. Got any scoop on who we should feature in 2019?
PPS. A note that our shop remains open to take orders, but we will not be shipping again until the 2nd January 2019!