People were eager to leave their homes and see the world again after weathering the storm caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Travel in 2021 provided the ideal opportunity to do so. Tourists flocked to sun-kissed beaches in the Maldives, exciting river cruises in Vienna, and Portugal’s idyllic surfing paradise as soon as the ban on air travel was lifted. Today, we present a list of the most popular international travel destinations for 2021.
- The Maldives
The Maldives appeared to be the unofficial vacation destination of Indians who were tired of staying at home during the pandemic, attracting everyone from newlyweds to celebrities. Male Atoll or King’s Island, the Maldives’ largest city, is usually the first stop for tourists. That being said, Alimatha Island is a must-see if you enjoy beautiful restaurants and want to sample local cuisine or get some Ayurvedic treatments. If romance is in the air, COMO Cocoa Island is the place to be, as its 5-star water villas and white-sand beaches provide privacy and solace for couples. While the water villas provide an unforgettable experience, you can also engage in water sports in the surrounding area.
Those who wanted to have fun in the sun while also exploring historic cities in the Mediterranean visited Portugal in 2021. Tourists abound in cities such as Braga and Lisbon, while those in Porto are eager to surf and savor the flavorful local cuisine. When visiting Portugal, you can expect to taste fresh Sardines, whole crab, and classic curries such as bacalhau or fish stew, among many other delicacies.
- Vienna in Austria
While backpacking through Europe was once a popular adventure, river cruises in Vienna were preferred in 2021. This was primarily seen as a way to limit post-pandemic contact with other people while still sailing past castles and scenic hamlets. Many people prefer to travel from Vienna to Prague by taking the Rhine and Danube rivers. If you’re in Vienna, consider paying a visit to Karlskirche church, which is located in Karlsplatz and is an architectural marvel.
Game of Thrones fans couldn’t pass up a trip to Croatia in the Balkans. The location with stunning beaches, bustling pubs, and delectable food was also used to film scenes from the series Kings Landing. The walk of shame, on the other hand, was shot on the cobblestone streets of Dubrovnik. Many people chose to sail along the Adriatic coast in a boat and enjoy the waves.