Survey Reveals Australians' Favorite Domestic Hotel, Airline

The Australian is reporting that Crowne Plaza and Qantas domestic have been lauded as Australia's favorite hotel and airline, respectively, based on Roy Morgan polling of 50,000 customers.

The inaugural Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards bestowed the honors despite this past year's Qantas grounding and reported "tough competition" in the hotel category.

The announcement has provided a further boost in confidence for the carrier after it reported a rise in passenger numbers. It took 1.28 million passengers on its domestic mainline services in January—up 2.2 percent from the same month a year ago.