Spain, Greece and Turkey According to a new survey, it will be too hot to visit in 2027. The majority of British tourists said they thought the popular destinations would be too hot to visit in summer.
More than 70 percent of Britons believe parts of Europe will be too hot for holidays by 2027, according to a UK survey by InsureandGo, a travel insurance provider.
Chris Rolland, CEO of InsureandGo, said the results of the 2,000-person survey were “staggering.”
He said: “British holidaymakers are really paying attention to what is happening in the world on global warming.
“While the picture may seem disturbing now, there is hope that these predictions will not materialize if we can get a collective grip on climate change by sticking to net-zero targets and reducing our overall consumption.”
Spain is currently the UK’s top holiday destination with over 15 million Britons traveling there every year.
High temperatures, however, could turn British tourists away from the destination, with heatwaves likely to become more frequent.
Nearly two-thirds of Brits thought Spain would be too hot to visit in the summer in five years’ time.
Greece could also face a drop in tourist numbers, as nearly 60 percent of Brits were concerned about the heat in the country.
More than half of those polled said they would avoid holidays in Turkey by 2027, while Portugal, Italy and Cyprus were also risky destinations for Britons.
The older generation was most concerned about rising temperatures, with more than 80 percent saying they were concerned about the heat.
The results come after the hottest summer ever in Europe, with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees in many countries.
Temperatures of up to 50 degrees could become a reality in countries across Europe in the next decade.
As temperatures rise, so does the risk of extreme weather events, which can put tourists at risk.
Spain, Portugal and France have all suffered extreme wildfires this summer that have led to evacuations.
Global warming is responsible for rising temperatures in Europe and efforts to combat climate change could shape the continent’s future.
Rolland said that in the future, tourists can also look for cooler destinations or choose to go on holiday over Easter or Christmas.
He said: “The family summer vacation is definitely not going to go away. However, our research suggests that it could well change in terms of holidaymakers moving to cooler climates, or perhaps Easter and Christmas will become the school holidays as more families go abroad for their holidays.
“I think this research is a real eye-opener that things need to change quickly.”
Destinations in Scandinavia could see a surge in tourists, as well as cooler countries like Switzerland.
Staycations may also remain popular, although the UK is unlikely to be immune to rising temperatures.