Travelers lined up during Holy Week to nab the six dollar tourist permit. The eager visitors represented a four percent increase in processed permits from last year. Customs and Border Protection tells us this normally busy week was so succesful that they are already looking ahead. Mucia Dovalina of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says, “We will begin preparing for the summer travelers, summer actually when Mexico gets out for vacations, students out of school. According to U.S. CBP they're not sure exactly why the permits have increased four percent, but according to travelers they spoke with, the economy is getting better and there is heightened security on the mexican highways and people feel safer traveling. Travel is on the upswing on the border, but what about here in Laredo? We hit the streets and spoke with some locals to see if people are traveling more. Tanya Herrera says, “Family activities are really special to us, that's why we travel more...to keep the family tradition.” This girl we spoke with says family members' recent moves results in an increase in travel for her family. “Because my brother and sister are in college so they're far off,” she says. We spoke to one man who says not much has changed when it comes to his trips. Mark Sansing says, his travel is “about the same as last year.” Another man says obligations at home like work and school keep him from touring the globe. Tony Valdez says, “I travel less than last year. I really don't do much this year.” [ People at the border continue to line up for the tourist permits, while CBP preps for an increase in travelers visiting family, friends, or just checking out the Gateway city.