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NEW TRAVEL SURVEY REVEALS THAT GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN FOR 15 PERCENT OF YOU

 NEW YORK, Nov. 24 ~PRNewswire~ -- A few results from Conde Nast Traveler's latest Stop Press survey, published in the December issue:
 Have you ever:
 Carried on more pieces of luggage than you're allowed?: 31 percent
 Taken a towel or bathrobe from a hotel: 25 percent
 Lied on a customs form: 24 percent
 Changed money on the black market: 21 percent
 Not reported a minibar item you used: 6 percent
 Scratched a rental car and denied responsibility for it: 2 percent
 When traveling abroad, have you ever:
 Watched CNN: 58 percent
 Eaten at a MacDonald's: 47 percent
 Bought the N.Y. Times: 29 percent
 Seen an American movie: 26 percent
 Shopped in a Gap store: 5 percent
 Have you ever had a whirlwind romance while traveling?
 Yes: 23 percent
 No: 61 percent
 No, but still hoping: 15 percent
 Have you ever conceived a child on vacation?
 Yes: 10 percent
 No: 80 percent
 Not sure: 8 percent
 Which annoys you the most on vacation?
 Delayed flights: 38 percent
 Getting sick: 23 percent
 Bad weather: 18 percent
 Other people's children: 15 percent
 Spending more money than you wanted to: 4 percent
 Getting there is:
 Half the fun: 15 percent
 One-third the fun: 19 percent
 One-tenth the fun: 39 percent
 None of the fun: 23 percent
 All of the fun: 3 percent
 Which is your favorite part of an airline flight?
 The in-flight magazine: 27 percent
 The in-flight movie: 25 percent
 The peanuts: 19 percent
 The Top 40 channel in the armrest: 8 percent
 The free coffee: 7 percent
 The safety briefing: 0.6 percent
 Which of the following have you employed to avoid talking to the
 passengers next to you?
 Read a book or magazine: 74 percent
 Ignored them: 35 percent
 Feigned sleep: 26 percent
 Put on a Walkman headset: 12 percent
 Pretended you didn't speak English: 2 percent
 Do you think your travel agent gets you the best deals?
 Yes: 50 percent
 No: 34 percent
 Don't use one: 14 percent
 The survey was conducted by Mark Clements Research, Inc., an independent research firm, and mailed to subscribers in August. It reflects the responses of more than 300 readers and has margin of sampling error of plus or minus 5.8 percent.
 "Getting There is Half the Fun for 15 Percent of You" is published in the December issue of Conde Nast Traveler, on newsstands Tuesday, Nov. 24.
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 ~NOTE TO EDITORS: For more information, or to schedule an interview with Stop Press editor Catherine Kelley, call: Susan Soriano, Publicity Manager, Conde Nast Traveler, 212-880-2579, or 212-880-2102.~
 ~CONTACT: Susan Soriano, publicity manager of Conde Nast Traveler, 212-880-2579~


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