Posted by Admin - November 25th, 2009

The economy is likely to receive a major jolt in the coming week, both from a drastic increase in travel nationwide, and the post-Thanksgiving “black friday” shop-til-you-drop-a-thon. These two events combined are likely to provide a much needed boost to airlines, oil companies, convenience stores, locally owned gift stores, and virtually every other sector of the market. Of course, the increase in traffic and spending probably will not reach the heights it would have reached two years ago, but the jolt is a welcome one nonetheless.

Wednesday, especially, is expected to bring a massive surge in traffic and travel.

Logan International Airport is expecting 100,000 travelers today, said spokesman Phil Orlandella, who advises: “The best thing anyone can do when they travel is to check with their airline first.”

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