A study released last month by the Washington-based World Resources Institute stating many airports around the world — including those in U.S. cities Key West, Palm Springs and New Orleans — could be underwater by the year 2100.
The findings showed that if climate change continues to lead to higher sea levels, around 80 airports around the world could be affected.
“If you step outside and throw a dart blindfolded, almost anything will be impacted by climate change, including airports,” said Noah Maghsadi, one of the authors of the study.
Some airports are already working to combat the problem using countermeasures discussed in the study, like higher runways, sea walls and better drainage systems. Among these are Singapore Changi Airport, Boston Logan International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.
“Based on this analysis, even if we do curtail climate change, adaptation still needs to happen,” said Maghsadi.
Marketing research company MMGY Travel Intelligence and nonprofit organization Destinations International Foundation recently released findings of a survey regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on North American destination organizations. The survey was conducted in two parts: March 4–8 and March 16–22. Employees of city, region and state destination organizations in North America completed the survey.
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Earlier this week, TripScout, a travel entertainment platform for the traveler that dreams every day about their next trip, announced it surveyed 3,000 app users to understand the perceptions and expectations of travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey will then assist the industry in making informed strategic decisions as the virus continues to impact the world.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
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