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Travel Trends: How do men and women travel differently?
Both men and women average the same number of domestic trips per year (3), spend about as much money per foreign trip ($2,479 for men, $2,357 for women), and spend about the same on luggage in a year ($111 for men, $107 for women). They're also equally likely to be asked for travel advice, and they're equally likely to qualify as Four-Percenters.*
But, anyone who's ever argued with a travel companion of the opposite sex knows that sometimes you just have different priorities -- sightseeing versus sunbathing, planned versus spontaneous, cultural enrichment versus thrill-seeking, guided tour versus package. Do you side with the majority within your sex? Have you ever had a conflict with an opposite-sex travel partner because of travel styles? Can we really chalk it all up to hormones?
Take a look at the data and tell us what you think.
*Four-Percenters are defined as individuals who took 3+ foreign trips in the past 3 years AND 3+ domestic trips in the past 12 months. They represent 3.4% of the US population.
[Data source: 2009 Survey of the American Consumer]
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