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Box A: What is a Long-Distance Trip?

Box A: What is a Long-Distance Trip?

The National Household Travel Survey defines a long-distance trip as a journey from home to the furthest destination of 50 miles or more. For example, a trip from New York City to Denver to San Francisco would be considered a single trip from NYC to San Francisco.

Although this document primarily addresses long-distance business trips, this definition also applies to pleasure trips, personal and family business trips, and commuting trips for work to a destination 50 miles or more away.

NOTE: A small percentage of business trips are made to international destinations but are not included in the estimates represented in this report.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017