Holiday Travel Survey from Choice Hotels Reveals Travel Anxieties of the Season

   Holiday Travel Survey from Choice Hotels Reveals Travel Anxieties of the

PR Newswire

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 16, 2013

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season is in full
swing and over a third of Americans plan to take a trip which requires at
least one overnight stay, according to a recent survey conducted this month by
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) one of the world's largest hotel


Most holiday travelers polled said that if money was not a factor they would
prefer to stay in a hotel. Why do these holiday road warriors prefer a hotel?
The most common issues reported by holiday travelers while staying with family
or friends included being woken up before they wanted to (39%) or having to
wait in line to use the bathroom (25%).

If holiday travelers are not comfortable during their trip, their holiday
spirit is negatively impacted. Therefore a calm and comfortable hotel stay may
be just the ticket during this season.

Choice Hotelshas sifted through the data and following is the company's List
of Holiday Travel Anxieties as revealed by its 2013Winter Travel Survey.

Holiday Travel Anxieties

  oAccidentally seeing a relative naked
  oEating a meal from a "not so great" cook
  oParticipating in uncomfortable family traditions (wearing ugly sweaters,
  oKids getting into the gifts before they're supposed to
  oGetting stuck in long conversations with "odd" relatives
  oHaving to sleep on an air mattress or on the floor
  oHaving to share a room with a sibling or a relative
  oGetting into an argument with a relative

Survey Methodology

This nationally representative survey was conducted by Research Now on behalf
of Choice Hotels among a sample of 1,202 US adults, of which n=471 were
identified as "holiday travelers".

About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc.franchises more than 6,300 hotels,
representing more than 500,000 rooms, inthe United Statesand more than 30
other countries and territories. As ofSeptember 30, 2013, 371 hotels,
representing more than 29,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting
conversion or approved for development inthe United States. Additionally, 84
hotels, representing approximately 7,200 rooms, were under construction,
awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 15 other
countries and territories. The company'sComfort Inn, Comfort Suites,
Quality,Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites,Suburban
Extended Stay Hotel,Econo Lodgeand Rodeway Inn brands, as well as itsAscend
Hotel Collectionmembership program, serve guests worldwide. All hotels are
independently owned and operated.

Choice Hotels International offers the Choice Privileges® rewards program.
With nearly 18 million members worldwide, it is one of the fastest growing
hotel loyalty programs in the travel industry.

Additional corporate information can be found on the Choice Hotels
International, Inc. web site, which may be accessed at

Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Choice Privileges, Comfort Inn,
Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites,
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, and Ascend Hotel
Collection are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels
International, Inc.

© 2013 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc.

Contact: Scott Carman, 301-592-6361,
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