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May 11, 1997

Weekend trips--in lieu of longer vacations--seem to be getting more popular. But not everyone is truly getting away; many bring work. Results of a recent survey of 400 guests at Embassy Suites hotels:

data:

Number of weekend trips in the last year

Nine or more: 15%

Five to eight: 20%

Three or four: 27%

One or two: 24%

None: 14%

What they bring along

Book: 62%

Workout clothes: 58%

Golf clubs: 32%

Office work: 20%

Laptop computer: 19%

Tennis racquet: 19%

Source: Wiese Research Associates

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