Americans Will Take 213.4 million Person-trips this Winter;
Increase of 2.3% Over 2002-2003 Winter
|WASHINGTON, DC -- According to the Travel
Industry Association of America’s (TIA) Winter 2003-2004 Travelometer forecast,
Americans will take 213.4 million person-trips this winter season (December,
January and February), an increase of 2.3 percent over last winter. A person-trip
is one person on one trip traveling 50 miles or more from home, one way.
A noticeable increase in business travel volume
(3.7%) contributed to the growth in overall travel volume for the winter
2003-2004 season. Americans are expected to take more than 31 million business
trips this winter season. The increases in business travel come against
a backdrop of steady annual declines since 1999 that have left the business
travel sector severely depressed.
NOTE: The results of TIA’s Winter 2003-2004 Travelometer are based on TIA’s seasonal travel forecasting model developed in partnership with Global Insight, Inc.
TIA is the national, non-profit organization representing
all components of the $529 billion travel industry. TIA's mission is to
represent the whole of the U.S. travel industry to promote and facilitate
increased travel to and within the United States.
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|Travel Industry Association of America Forecasting Business Travel Turnaround by 2003 / July 2002|