Climate change upends summer travel

Destinations once ideal for summer travel are now on the decline because of extreme heat and other effects of climate change

Jul 3, 2023

Popular spots in Italy, Greece, France and Spain, which typically see peak tourist traffic around July, are notching record temperatures and even dealing with wildfires. As a result, people are choosing cooler places - like Amsterdam and Copenhagen - for summer travel and saving the warmer countries for September or October.

Key takeaways

  • Many of the world’s natural wonders have been so severely altered by our warming planet that it’s getting too late to save them;
  • Travelers are rethinking their plans - skipping some former hot spots altogether, or visiting earlier in the year, before extreme heat sets in.

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