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BigmanPigman

(51,753 posts)
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 09:06 PM Jul 2023

Would high temps in Europe and elsewhere influence your future vacations plans?

"Forget wildfires in Greece and Italy. Enjoy your holiday, say tourism chiefs"
"Italy may be frying, but the country’s tourism board says visitors ‘will find a climate suitable for the summer season.’"

"Only 7 percent of European travelers surveyed in March said that extreme weather was their biggest vacation-related concern, according to a study carried out by the European Travel Commission. And while 82 percent of those questioned in a 2021 Eurobarometer survey said they’d be prepared to change their travel and tourism habits to be more sustainable, environmental factors were among the least important metrics by which holidaymakers chose their destination."

"Politicians have a message for tourists who might be freaked out over roasting temperatures and hellish landscapes of roaring forest fires: Swallow your fears and keep enjoying your holiday."

https://www.politico.eu/article/europe-heat-wave-wildfires-climate-change-emergency-tourism-holiday-greece-italy-airports-sustainability/

*I can't afford to fly anywhere to go on a vacation (including the US) and if I spent a ton of hard earned savings to only subjected to travel delays, super hot temps, severe rain and fires I would be really pissed off at myself.

Greece and Italy are encouraging tourism and downplaying the extremes.

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Would high temps in Europe and elsewhere influence your future vacations plans? (Original Post) BigmanPigman Jul 2023 OP
Was thinking about that, so my answer is, yes Raven123 Jul 2023 #1
Nope! JustAnotherGen Jul 2023 #2
My relatives in Italy have told my sister, BigmanPigman Jul 2023 #4
We have fires around Calabria JustAnotherGen Jul 2023 #6
It might well influence my willingness to get on a plane in summer PERIOD... after that Delta flight hlthe2b Jul 2023 #3
We were planing a GP6971 Jul 2023 #5
We were mainly JustAnotherGen Jul 2023 #7
I'll go in October maybe viva la Jul 2023 #8

JustAnotherGen

(32,214 posts)
2. Nope!
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 09:14 PM
Jul 2023

I'll be split between Italy and Costa Rica when we retire . I'm looking forward to easy jet fares and fast trains to see all of the little towns and places in Europe.

My husband has been traveling back and forth to Croatia for dental work this year - and I'm dying to go there! The pictures are Amazing.

We take a train to Bologna then a bus to Croatia.

After visiting his siblings in Italy and Germany this past Christmas - I'm in love with the public transportation.

BigmanPigman

(51,753 posts)
4. My relatives in Italy have told my sister,
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 09:20 PM
Jul 2023

an avid traveler to all countries, not to come over there since it sucks and they are staying indoors (from Milan, Calabria, etc all say the same thing).

JustAnotherGen

(32,214 posts)
6. We have fires around Calabria
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 09:41 PM
Jul 2023

Acri - but under control.

I watched my father in law's end of life care in Italy (easy) and the hoops we had to jump through for my dad. I do not want to be an elderly person at end of life in America.

hlthe2b

(102,747 posts)
3. It might well influence my willingness to get on a plane in summer PERIOD... after that Delta flight
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 09:18 PM
Jul 2023

left people on a 110F tarmac for hours until passengers started to pass out, defecate on themselves and vomit.

Not my idea of a vacation. YMMV

But, I might just volunteer for a South Pole station.

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