During World War II, tourism in Europe was heavily impacted and nearly non-existent due to the widespread conflict and instability. Travel was dangerous, restricted, and mostly limited to military personnel. The infrastructure supporting tourism, such as hotels and attractions, was often repurposed for the war effort or destroyed. While there may have been some limited movement, it was far from the leisurely tourism we think of today. It wasn't until the post-war years that tourism began to recover and flourish in Europe.