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Recovery In Store For Holiday Travel

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By David Schultz

Last year, more people than usual elected to stay home for the holidays. But this year might be different.

Damion Gardner delivers magazines to the newsstands and bookstores at Reagan National Airport. He says despite the crowds full of stressed-out people, he loves working at the airport during the holiday rush. "It's joyful around here," says Gardner. "You get to see a lot of different cultures coming through in and out the airport."

Travelers who face long waits and delayed flights might not share Damion's enthusiasm. Nationwide, AAA predicts a one percent increase in holiday travelers. AAA spokesperson John Townshend says that's good news given last year's anemic travel season, when the number of travelers plummeted by 25 percent. "Now we see some glimmer of hope, a glint of things returning to normalcy," says Townshend.

AAA mid-Atlantic predicts this year's holiday travel season will be busy in the D.C. region.

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