The chart illustrates the travel tendency in the winter in the United States between 1999 and 2003.
trips in the winter season
It is noticeable that the American tend to travel fewer trips for work and more for relaxation in winter occasion. We also can see that the number of winter leisure travel is far more than that of winter business travel.
In 1999, approximately 40 million people traveled in the winter with working purpose in the United State. The figure gradually fell to just over 30 million in 2001 and then remained stable until 2003. By contrast, winter leisure travel's numbers just stood at around 150 million in the first 2 years, before remarkably rose in three years after, reaching a peak at about 164 million person-trips in 2003.
The gap between the number of winter trips for business and for relaxation was more and more widen over the period shown. In 1999, the number of winter leisure trips quadrupled that of business ones. Five years later, the gap significantly extended to be 5.5 times, corresponding with about 134 million trips.