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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

Social Media has transformed the way firms relate to their markets. Hotels all over the world are increasingly using these tools, integrating them into their Customer Relationship Management (CRM) strategies to engage customers in active conversations. The use of Social Networking and Review Sites, ...

Author(s)
Garrido-Moreno, A.; García-Morales, V. J.; Lockett, N.; King, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2018, 75, pp 94-104
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
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Many researchers have studied from different perspectives the TripAdvisor's Hotel Rankings. But only few have analyzed how it evolves over time. This paper presents one of the first studies on mobility in hotel rankings. We define the concepts of liquid and solid rankings, mobility, as well as...

Author(s)
Ximénez-de-Sandoval, J. L.; Fernández-Morales, A.; Guevara-Plaza, A.
Publisher
Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Citation
Cuadernos de Turismo, 2018, 42, pp 561-586, 695-698
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
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This paper presents a fuzzy multi-attribute decision making approach for evaluating the service quality of the hotels of an important tourist destination island: Gran Canaria. We first extract the information provided in www.tripadvisor.com which is becoming one of the most popular websites that...

Author(s)
Martín, J. C.; Román, C.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Tourism (Zagreb), 2017, 65, 4, pp 390-405
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
Abstract

In contemporary times, health is becoming a relevant issue, from the perspective of understanding it from the motto of quality of life and not merely the absence of disease. Consequently, there are businesses that offer treatments for the welfare of the human being, being analyzed in the case of...

Author(s)
Manosso, F. C.; Souza e Silva, D. de; Bizinelli, C.; Gândara, J. M.
Publisher
Instituto Superior de Ciencias Educativas (ISCE), Odivelas, Portugal
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality International Journal, 2016, 6, 2, pp 107-125
Abstract

The growing number of tourists in Spain, as well as a greater number of shorter trips a year, has allowed the development of rural, cultural and gastronomic tourism, supplementing the predominant sun and beach destinations. Also, the set of public administrations and private companies (wineries,...

Author(s)
Arroyo Cañada, F. J.; Gil Lafuente, J.
Publisher
Instituto Superior de Ciencias Educativas (ISCE), Odivelas, Portugal
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality International Journal, 2016, 6, 2, pp 27-41
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This study analyzes the Electronic Word Of Mouth (eWOM) in the tourism sector through TripAdvisor and Booking.com. The aim is to check whether the criticism about the lack of veracity of TripAdvisor reviews are grounded by comparing the rankings of the five Spanish cities hotels with Booking.com....

Author(s)
Balagué, C.; Martin-Fuentes, E.; Gómez, M. J.
Publisher
Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Citation
Cuadernos de Turismo, 2016, 38, pp 63-82, 513-516

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