International travel searches spike after U.S. moves to ease curbs

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By Sanjana Shivdas and David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Travel website Kayak said on Monday searches related to international travel to the United States spiked 48% on Saturday, from the same day one week earlier. This followed the White House’s announcement on Friday that it would lift COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international visitors starting Nov. 8. Kayak is owned and operated by Booking Holdings Inc. Separately, Expedia said on Monday that there was a 28% increase in UK travelers and a 24% increase in French travelers searching for hotels in the United States, …

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