Europeans have set lockdowns aside and have bet that the coronavirus pandemic will not be cancelled by the second year of summer travel. According to Touristik Union International (TUI), millions of vacationers, particularly in the United Kingdom, have already planned trips and are paying even more than they did before the coronavirus happened, despite doubts about the pandemic. In a report on February 9, 2021, the world’s largest tour operator said that 2.8 million customers are already booked for summer 2021, a drop of 44 percent compared to the same point in 2019, but more than a fifth higher than the total number of visitors between mid-June and October 2020. Average daily bookings last month were up 70 percent compared to December, Tui said. CEO Fritz Joussen said on an income call that after a year in which many people stayed home, the average booking price increased 20 percent compared to summer 2019, boosted by a higher number of bundled flights and hotel deals and demand for more expensive holidays.