Irish change summer holiday plans as Europe’s hotspots lose appeal

Irish travel agents are reporting an increase in the number of families taking their children out of school in May, June and September to avoid travelling abroad during the hottest months of the year.

According to the European Union Climate Change Service, last summer was the hottest on record, with Athens recording temperatures of 45.4C in July and Rome hitting a scorching 42.9C.

Brendan Breen, managing director of Oroko Travel, a luxury tour operator based in Dublin, said June in particular had become a huge departure month for families.

“It’s people’s awareness of the climate in July and August and the fact that, during Covid, children missed a lot of school so if they take them out of school for a week in June now

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