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In the rest of the country, holiday travel is up over last year. But not here. It's down 4 percent, according to AAA Mid Atlantic. The group's John Townsend says gas prices - they've risen 95 cents this year - and the economy are to blame.

"Now the strange thing about it is, Washington is one of the most robust economies in the country, but you still have pockets in the Washington metro area, there are people who are still struggling and that's the real story here," he says.

Townsend adds people are also picking and choosing their holiday travels - many more people in our region traveled for Thanksgiving, fewer for the winter holidays.

Sabri Ben-Achour reports...

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