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Trips to the Store

Forget the new camera or fancy luggage; the little things we buy to prepare for vacations can really add up. What we buy and what we pay:

“Small-ticket” items “always” purchased for trip

Snacks...............................72%

Toiletries/other personal items......64%

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Film/videotape.......................60%

Clothes..............................54%

Maps.................................44%

Shoes/boots..........................39%

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CDs..................................39%

Books................................36%

Toys.................................35%

Travel guidebooks/magazines..........22%

Total spent

(Average: $192)*

Less than $100.....39%

$100-$199..........23%

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$200-$299..........21%

$300-$499..........11%

$500 or more........7%

Chart 3

*Note: Total is more than 100% due to rounding

Source: Travel Industry Assn. of America. Survey of 1,300 U.S. adults.


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