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Are Americans from the Democratic or Republican party more fun when travelling?

@SamShankman

Nov 05, 2012 1:02 pm

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Democrats are more willing to splurge on shopping and drinks while on a business trip, while Republicans are more likely to call out sick to enjoy an extra vacation day, found a survey by online booking siteĀ Hotels.com.

Business travelers from each party were found to be equally culpable of expensing extra costs like Wi-Fi, room service, and flight upgrades on a business account.

And although more Americans are traveling domestically for vacation, there was a difference in where citizens go when they do pull out their passports. Democrats are more likely to enjoy their leisure travel time in far off destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia than Republicans, who reportedly prefer to stay in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean.

The survey aimed to take a closer look at the travel habits of U.S. citizens based off their political affiliation and sampled at least 500 respondents for each question between September 22 and October 18, 2012.

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