Travel agents thoughts revealed in China Airlines Online Survey

first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F With respect to which airlines clients would prefer to fly with to the three aforementioned destinations, China Airlines ranked fourth for both Europe and Asia and third for North America. center_img Formosa Travel & Holidays (FT&H) and China Airlines have conducted an online survey, which reveals what Australian Travel agents really think about the major airlines.Running from February 10 -22, the ‘China Airlines Online Survey’ attracted almost 230 responses from travel agents across the country. All survey respondents went into the draw to win a return ticket to London flying with China Airlines – The prize was won by Shane Caffyn of Discovery Travel Centre last week. The respondents were asked which carriers their clients prefer to travel with to the respective destinations of Europe, Asia and North America. The results revealed an overall preference of passengers to travel with Singapore Airlines to both Asia and Europe, garnering 58 and 39 per cent of respectively. When asked for what reason clients would choose a particular carrier, 30 per cent considered the most significant factor was the brand image of the airline flying to Europe. 38 per cent thought flight schedule and flexibility were the most significant factors for airlines flying to Asia, this was followed by price at 28 per cent.Qantas garnered 50 per cent of the votes for clients travelling to North America, followed by V Australia at 28 per cent, with 40 per cent of respondents believing price is the biggest factor determining clients’ choice. With respect to all destinations, respondents said the airlines their clients preferred the least were Cathay Pacific, British Airways and Etihad.China Airlines fared surprisingly well against the larger, more established airlines given the airlines size, brand awareness and limited marketing capabilities.  When asked which airline respondents would recommend their clients to fly to London with, 36 per cent said they would recommend China Airlines, while 25 per cent voted Singapore Airlines and 20 per cent said Emirates.last_img

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