Exploring our dreamescape
AUSTRALIANS are well travelled bargain hunters who dream of holidaying in Europe, preferably soaking up the sun on a beach.
This is the picture that emerges from a survey of more than 12,000 Escape readers. overseas (43.9 per cent), while 37.2 per cent travelled within Australia and 18.7 per cent stayed within their own state. Only 0.2 per cent have never taken a holiday. Mediterranean Sea. A lot of people revisit Europe several times.’’ always get travel insurance when on holiday, with 45.2 per cent saying they only do so when heading overseas. Nearly one in 10 say they never bother with insurance. with the cheapest airfare, while 20.9 per cent said they picked the airline where they could use/gain frequent flyer points. Just 12.3 per cent said safety was a factor, while comfort mattered to just 7.3 per cent. Qantas is used by 63.2 per cent of respondents. Virgin Blue (now Virgin Australia) was second at 54.9 per cent, followed by Jetstar at 45.9 per cent, Singapore Airlines at 25.1 per cent and 8.7 per cent favoured Tiger Airways. ‘‘Qantas is our national carrier, with a longstanding reputation that is supported by a frequent-flyer program, so many Australians are committed to flying with the airline for this reason.’’
SANDY FUN: Escape readers like nothing better than a holiday at the beach.