Holiday Travel Up, Expected To Be Busy

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Mon, November 19 2012 at 6:23 PM, Updated: Mon, November 19 2012 at 6:39 PM

Lower airfare and cheaper gasoline prices are expected to drive Thanksgiving holiday travel. More than 90% of those will hit the roads, 7.3 million in the Pacific Northwest. While the traffic seemed to pick up today, Wednesday will be the busiest day. There's also the biggest shopping day of the year, "Black Friday" this week. AAA reports people may not spend as much as years past, but with travel up consistently over the last four years, it could be a sign that the economy is healing.

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Travis Koch

News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.

Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.

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