The organized summer holidays are about to restart, albeit a little slowly, and have a mainly national horizon. The confirmation comes from Astoi Confindustria Viaggi which represents over 90% of the Italian tour operator market, from villages to cruises and more generally organized trips. “Over the last few weeks, bookings for Italians’ summer holidays have gradually begun to restart. Unfortunately, however, there is a climate of uncertainty and confusion on some issues: from national passes to safety protocols for accommodation facilities up to the time of the vaccination campaign that make reservations less fluid and immediate “. The scenario is outlined by Pier Ezhaya, president of Astoi Confindustria Viaggi interviewed by Adnkronos about the trend of the tourism sector in view of the summer. “The favorite destination remains Italy today, – explains Ezhaya – not only for its extraordinary tourist magnitude but also to represent the destination of greater safety and comfort in this moment still characterized by the pandemic. Italians in particular choose the holiday at sea in destinations such as Puglia, Calabria, Sicily, Sardinia but also Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna are included, as of this year, among the destinations booked through the organized supply chain and tour operators. Demand for the mountains is also very good, as happened last year year, as well as proximity tourism “. But trips to Europe are also starting to move. “We are also starting to find requests for European destinations, in particular for the islands of Greece (Rhodes, Crete and the Cyclades Islands) following an excellent vaccination campaign carried out by the Hellenic country and then for Spain, with the Canaries and Balearics, and for the countries of Northern Europe “, adds Ezhaya. “From mid-June onwards – he maintains – we are counting on a more important demand for holidays in Europe thanks to the entry into force, from 1 July, of the green digital pass which should allow greater ease of movement”.