Flights are postponed
The Mediterranean is getting too hot for the Swiss
A new study shows that the travel behavior of the Swiss changes in the summer. As the weather is getting hotter and hotter, they prefer to travel to classic Mediterranean destinations in the fall.
Swiss holidays love the Mediterranean. It is the number one travel destination for most Swiss. Also in the summer. But it seems that now it is too hot for them in the Mediterranean! Tourists are slowly but surely moving to cooler regions. This is evidenced by the figures that the Swiss tour company Kuoni has evaluated at the request of “NZZ am Sonntag”.
Kony compare the months of July and October, the effective month of summer and autumn vacation. The result: In 2009, Mallorca, Crete, and Cyprus were still obvious summer destinations. Since then there has been a shift to autumn. Kuoni now sends more clients to Cyprus in October than in July.
“As a result of climate change”
“If more and more popular tourist destinations are visited in the off-season, it’s a result of climate change,” says Marcus Flick, Kuoni’s media spokesperson at NZZ am Sonntag.
The big trump card for the Mediterranean is weather security. The sun shines practically continuously for several months. A fact that tourists from all over the world envy for countries like Italy, Spain or Greece. However, the fact that the weather is now getting hotter may have negative consequences.
From 37 it is very hot
A study by McKinsey, available for “NZZ am Sonntag,” warns of the consequences of heat. For McKinsey, the boundary between hot and unbearable heat is 37 degrees. Then the tourists will turn away and look for a new travel destination.
Concretely: by 2050, in the Turkish city of Antalya, for example, the “unbearable” days will double from 30 to 60 days in the current year. Also in southern Spain or Egypt, hot days with temperature above 37 degrees are expected to increase by more than 50 percent. Dim prospects for countries that live largely on income from tourism. (pbe)
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