Do Democrats or Republicans Travel More? New Data From Reveals the Answer

Leading Booking Site Breaks Down Red vs. Blue States, Offers Election Season Packages

Oct 25, 2012, 16:49 ET from

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Who travels more – Democrats or Republicans? According to data* recently released by leading online booking site OneTravel, during 2012, residents of blue states booked 2.5 more trips than their red state counterparts.

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Among the ten states that booked the most travel, six are blue (California, New York, Illinois, Washington, District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania), while two are red (Texas and Georgia) and two are undecided (Florida and Colorado).  Of the ten states which booked the least amount of travel, five are red (West Virginia, Wyoming, Mississippi, South Dakota and Idaho), four are blue (Delaware, Vermont, Maine, and Rhode Island) and one is undecided (New Hampshire).

Other interesting findings include:

  • On average, red states spent $46.28 more per booking than blue states
  • On average, blue state residents travel in larger groups, with 1.45 persons per booking versus red states at 1.36 persons

Exclusive Election Packages

For ultimate presidential excitement, where better to watch the returns on November 6 than the candidates' home states? Join the local revelry with OneTravel's three exclusive four-night packages for travel November 3 - 7.  

Get on the Obama bandwagon with a trip to Chicago's Palmer House Hilton (from $901 per person, including roundtrip air from Houston), or cheer on Governor Romney at Boston's Back Bay Hotel (from $778 per person, including roundtrip air from Orlando). And, for a real political party, head to Washington D.C. for a stay at the Embassy Suites (from $895 per person, including roundtrip air from Los Angeles).

Once the results are tallied, the candidates will likely head to their favorite warm-weather destinations: La Jolla and Honolulu. Voters can play paparazzi with two exclusive five-night packages for travel November 6 - January 21 (details at is a leading online travel booking site offering travel deals for today's savvy traveler looking for quality and value. For the best value in travel visit OneTravel, or call 866-794-6049. 

* Travel data based on total air and hotel bookings by residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia January 1October 15, 2012. States are classified as red (Republican), blue (Democratic) or undecided based upon the October 12, 2012 Associated Press electoral projections.

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