Europe vacations will change with global warming

Empty beach in Malta with clear sky by Avel Shah from Noun Project

This story is part of the megatrend Climate change that's shaping the world today and tomorrow.

September 2023
Global warming is set to change when, where and how tourists spend their holidays in Europe.

This summer tourists visiting places like Italy, Spain and Greece had to put up with extreme weather events including life-threatening heat and wildfires.

As climate change accelerates, more and more tourists may start moving trips to cooler months or decide to shun traditional summer destinations in Southern Europe, reports The Economist.

Northern countries like Sweden and Germany may see an increase in the number of visiting tourists in the peak summer months.

Hotels, restaurants and other businesses that heavily depend on tourism will also have to adapt to climate change in coming years.

They’ll need to find ways to use less water and increase the use of clean solar energy as their need for air conditioning grows.

Tourism in Europe in the coming decades will change from how it looks today.

Reference shelf:
How climate change will hit holidaymaking (The Economist)

Northerly destinations, off-season travel: How climate change could affect Mediterranean tourism (France24)

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