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November 19, 2000

For many, a vacation is no escape from job duties, according to a poll of frequent travelers. Percents 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%

*

By U.S. region

West................58%

Northeast...........48%

South...............46%

North Central.......44%

*

Take work materials on vacation

Never..................53.9%

Sometimes..............25.6%

Frequently.............17.2%

No answer/don't

travel for pleasure.....3.3%

*Note: Figures do not add to 100% due to rounding

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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