ADULT TOURISTS numbered 149 million.
BABY BOOMERS TRAVELED MORE than any other group, taking 259 million trips. They also spent more than any other age group, averaging $460 per trip (excluding transportation).
FIFTY MILLION BEACHGOERS visited U.S. coastlines during summer months. More men than women were beach-bound, and the seashore also appealed to adults with children and to travelers aged 18 to 34.
MINORITIES’ TRAVEL HABITS followed those of all U.S. domestic travelers. A majority of travelers used cars as their primary mode of transportation, and the typical travel party was two people.
NEARLY 30 MILLION TRAVELERS, or 15% of all U.S. adults, visited a national park. Many participated in an outdoor activity such as hiking, camping, and fishing.
THIRTY-ONE PERCENT OF U.S. adults, or 61.8 million Americans, took a romantic getaway. In fact, the average traveler took 2.5 romantic trips in 1999.
Source: The Travel Industry Association of America