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November 19, 2000

For many, a vacation is no escape from job duties, according to a poll of frequent travelers. Percent who:

* Call the workplace while on vacation*

Never: 48.3%

Sometimes: 30.3%

Frequently: 17.2%

No answer/Don't travel for pleasure: 4.0%

*Figures do not add to 100% due to rounding

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By region

West: 58%

Northeast: 48%

South: 46%

North Central: 44%

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* Take work materials on vacation

Never: 53.9%

Sometimes: 25.6%

Frequently: 17.2%

No answer/Don't travel for pleasure: 3.3%

Source: Homewood Suites by Hilton Workstyles Survey of 551 travelers who took at least three trips of five nights or longer in the last year.

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