WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22: LAST VACATION FLINGS
Profile America — Sunday, August 22nd. All across the country, many families are sneaking in a last week of vacation before school gets under way. These getaways will take people to the mountains, lakes, ocean beaches, and the country's network of national parks and recreation areas for one last summer fling. Many will be sightseeing trips, while others have more defined goals of fishing, camping, or hiking. Americans go on 350 million leisure trips each year, averaging about 4-1/2 nights away from home. More than eight-out-of-10 of these trips are by car, and about 15 percent involve air travel. When away from home, more than 40 percent of travelers stay in hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 1226
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau