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Table 1.

Holiday Travel by Selected Trip Characteristics: 2001

Thanksgiving in Christmas/New Remainder of
Percent (except Year's in Percent Year in Percent
Trip Characteristics as noted) (except as noted) (except as noted)

Total Person Trips (000) 61,821 140,135 2,289,453
Average Per Day (000) 10,304 8,243 6,694

Principal Transportation Mode
Personal Vehicle 91.7 91.1 89.4
Air 5.3 6.5 7.5
Bus 2.0 1.3 2.1
Train 0.8 1.0 0.8
Other 0.1 0.1 0.2

One-Way Distance
50-99 miles 43.9 45.3 47.7
100-149 miles 17.5 14.9 17.7
150-249 miles 19.2 15.2 14.4
250-499 miles 12.8 12.5 10.1
500-999 miles 4.3 5.7 5.1
1000+ miles 2.3 6.3 5.0
Mean trip length (miles) 214 275 261

Main Trip Purpose
Business 7.2 8.1 16.6
Commute 5.9 8.7 13.0
Visit Family/Relatives 52.9 42.8 23.8
Other Pleasure/Leisure 26.6 27.6 30.4
Personal Business 6.3 7.2 12.9
Other 1.1 5.5 3.4

Nights Away from Home
No nights 50.5 50.6 56.7
1-3 nights 35.8 31.6 31.2
4-7 nights 12.7 12.1 8.5
8+ nights 1.0 5.9 3.5
Mean (nights) 2.9 3.9 3.5

Age
Less than 25 34.9 27.7 25.6
25-64 56.4 64.9 65.8
65+ 8.7 7.4 8.7

Gender
Male 50.0 54.5 57.9
Female 50.0 45.5 42.1

NOTE: Thanksgiving Holiday travel period is defined as Tuesday thru Sunday and is based on
November 20-25, 2001. Christmas/New Year's holiday period based on December 21,2001-
January 6, 2002 data. Remainder of Year data based on April 1, 2001-March 31, 2002 period,
excluding the Thanksgiving and Christmnas/New Year's holiday periods.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Federal
Highway Administration, National Household Travel Survey, (Washington DC: 2003).