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On the Road

November 17, 1996

Traveling business people often carry virtual offices, plus a few more intimate items. Here are some of their habits:

Usually bring

Laptop computer: 58%

Personal photo: 49%

Cellular telephone: 44%

Pager: 25%

Personal CD or tape player: 24%

Printers or fax machines: 14%

Religious item: 10%

Stuffed animal: 7%

Usually do

Check office voice mail: 91%

Travel by airplane: 68%

Book my own room: 42%

Drive a car: 31%

Source: Phone survey of 302 business professionals by D.K. Shifflet & Associates, for the Courtyard by Marriott hotel chain.

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