Part of the Issues in Labor Statistics series, this report details consumer spending for vacation traveling. According to this study based on data gathered in 1997, Americans take more expensive trips in the summer months than during the winter, spending, on average, $776 during the summer and $692 during the winter. Vacationers also spend more on food and alcohol during the summer. Pleasure trips have increased 23 percent since 1990, totalling 443 million trips in 1997.
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