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External Article17 July 2018

Trump effect: Flight searches down from China and Canada, up from Russia

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Recent foreign policy events involving President Donald Trump have consistently impacted travel searches to the U.S., according to an analysis by the flight-search app Hopper.

While most those events have weakened search demand from the countries directly impacted by or involved in the event, Trump's summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday had the opposite effect.

Among the events Hopper examined were the June G7 conference in Canada and last week's NATO summit in Belgium, both of which featured sharp criticism by Trump against U.S. allies. After the G7, Trump tweeted insults toward Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.

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