Crete and the Canary Islands are the most-popular summer 2021 destinations across European markets, according to Tui.

Pan-European group Tui offered a breakdown of the 2.8 million bookings for summer 2021 which it reported in early February, saying the Greek islands are currently most-popular.

More than half of Tui’s bookings for the summer to date are in the UK.

Tui reported Crete has displaced Majorca as most-popular destination with Gran Canaria, Rhodes, Tenerife and Antalya making up the rest of the top five, and the Canary Islands booking ahead of the Balearic Islands.

However, Dalaman in Turkey has emerged as the top choice of Tui customers in the UK, followed by Cyprus, Antalya, Tenerife and Rhodes.

German customers of Tui have made Crete their top destination for the first time, ahead of Majorca, with Rhodes in third place and Kos fourth.

Tui reported the Greek islands are the first choice of Nordic customers, ahead of Majorca, Antalya and Cyprus.

The top choice of Belgian and Dutch holidaymakers so far has been Antalya in Turkey, with Crete, Rhodes, Majorca and Tenerife making up the Benelux top-five.

Tui holidaymakers in France appear set on Sicily, followed by Greek and Spanish destinations, although Tui noted: “The French are also keen to holiday within their own country this summer.”

The group noted: “An increase in bookings for the Balearic Islands is still expected in the coming weeks. An increase in bookings is also expected for Turkey.”

Tui also reported “increased demand for higher category hotels and room upgrades”.