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The American Vacation

THE AMERICAN VACATION wish you were here! Brought to you by ULTIMATE coupons .com 53% OF EMPLOYED U.Š ADULT'S SAY THEY COME BACK FEELING Reconnected WITH FAMILY AFTER VACATION. 65% OF AMERICANS USE FACEBOOK WHILE ON VACATION, 97% OF AMERICANS DON'T USE THE INTERNET AS THEIR PRIMARY WAY TO RELAX. 87% SKIP TELEVISION AS WELL 55% WHILE ON VACATION. would rather get up early than sleep late when they're on vacation. Men are more likely than women to do this at a rate of 58% (M) to 51% (W). 67% 26% like to hang out at the BEACH Think the POOL is better 60% OF AMERICANS WOULD RATHER take it easy THAN USE AN ITINERARY OR SCHEDULE. WHEN DRINKING ON VACATION, WOMEN MEN PREFER ORDER WINE OVER BEER (45% VS. 27%). BEER OVER WINE Brew (41% VS. 27). KICKING BACK MEN on vacation: WOMEN HAVING A DRINK (25%) READING (18%) (17%) HAVING A DRINK (15%) READING MUSIC (32%) MUSIC (21%) WORKING FACTS: 50% of Americans admit they will work during their vacation this summer. 75% of Americans plan to stay connected to the office in some way while on vacation. 66% will be checking and responding to email during their time off. 29% expect they may have to attend meetings virtually while on vacation. 12% of workers reported they feel guilty that they're not at work while they're on vacation. 24% of workers reported they have had to work while their family went on vacation without them. Co of workers reported they gave up vacation days in 2010 because they didn't have time I6% to use them. Americans give back an average of $76B annually in unused paid vacation time. of Americans say they come back from vacation feeling better about their jobs and even more productive. Men who vacation regularly are 32% less likely to develop heart disease, and women enjoy a 53% reduction in heart attack risk. 34% TOP U.S. CITIES FOR SUMMER VACATION 1. Orlando 2. Las Vegas 3. Los Angeles 4. San Francisco 5. New York City 6. Miami 7. San Diego 8. Washington DC 9. Honolulu 10. Seattle TOP 10 TOURIST DESTINATIONS 1. Times Square - 37 million- 80% of visitors to NYC make it a point to visit Times Square. 2 Las Vegas Strip - 30 Million 3. National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C. - 25 million 4. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston: 20 Million 5. Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. - 17 million 6. Disneyland Park. Anaheim, Calif - 15 million 7. Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco - 14 million Niagara Falls, N.Y. - 12 million Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tenn/N.C. - 9 million 10. Novy Pier, Chicago - 8 million TOP 5 CITIES FOR 1. New Smyrna Beach, FL 24 shark bites in 2008! SHARK ATTACKS 2. North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii 3. Long Beach Island, N.J. 4. Stinson Beach, Calif. (FL had more confirmed shark bites than any other region in the world!) 5. Brevard County, Fla. Sources: http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/aboutus/pressreleasesdetail.ospx?id-pr640&sd-5/2F25X2F20118ed-1212F31%2F2011 http://articles.cnn.com/2011-05-26/tech/facebookfacts.coshmore_1_facebook-users-focebook-friends-facebook-updates/3?_s-PM:TECH http://travelyahoo.com/p-interests-25465855 http://www.boattest.com/resources/view_news.aspx?newsid-3458 http://trovelyahoo.com/p-interests-25465855 http://trovelusatoday.com/destinations/dispatches/post/2010/10/do-americans-sleep-late-on-vocation-/128586/1 http://www.zoescent.com/vocation-wellness/facts-and-figures/ http://www.asta.org/News/PRdetail.cfm?ltemNumber-7584&novltemNumber-539

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