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This study sought to assess customers' willingness to pay for a wide variety of characteristics and attributes of hotels in Portugal's Algarve region. After collecting nearly all the information available on TripAdvisor for hotels in this region, a hedonic pricing model was developed using a...

Author(s)
Soler, I. P.; Gemar, G.; Correia, M. B.; Serra, F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2019, 70, pp 311-321
Abstract

The impact of destinations' attributes on hotel rates in different locations has been insufficiently compared the existing literature. This study sought to apply the hedonic pricing method to measure and compare how room prices are affected by factors that are both external and inherent to hotel...

Author(s)
Soler, I. P.; Gemar, G.; Guzman-Parra, V. F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2019, 77, pp 226-237
Abstract

The objective of this study was to propose and test a methodology that allow destination managers and hoteliers improve the allocation of resources. For this purpose, this paper analysed the impact of both establishment (e.g. category, size and location) and assessment variables of services...

Author(s)
Soler, I. P.; Gemar, G.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 2018, 9, pp 126-137
Abstract

This study sought to create and test a customer-based brand equity model for Spanish hotels with TripAdvisor data. Using a sample of 1514 hotels and structural equation modelling with an asymptotically distribution-free method, a valid basic, unified model was developed. The results confirm the...

Author(s)
Soler, I. P.; Gémar, G.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2017, 19, 2, pp 191-202
Abstract

Tourism and the environment are two closely related concepts. Environmental abuse can result in deteriorating environments with dramatic implications for tourism, which is why more tourism organisations and hotels have been gradually implementing environmental management policies. The objective of...

Author(s)
Soler, I. P.; Gémar, G.; Sánchez-Ollero, J. L.
Publisher
Department of Environmental Engineering and Management, Gh. Asachi Technical University, Iasi, Romania
Citation
Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 2016, 15, 7, pp 1511-1517