With the roll-out of vaccines and easing of restrictions in European countries at the beginning of summer, Europeans were finally able to plan and enjoy their holidays after a year that was anything but relaxing. Or at least predictable.
From holidays by the seaside to excursions up in the mountains, Europeans became tourists again. Except this time with a clear predilection for secluded or at least intimate places close to nature. Places that were perceived as safe. After all, why head to a crowded city where the risk of infection is generally higher compared to less dense areas?