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Purpose: Drawing upon Baudrillard's concept of sign-value, this study aims to investigate consumer behavior and sign perception in visitor attractions. Design/methodology/approach: By adopting netnography, 133 customer-to-customer reviews sourced from TripAdvisor were analyzed regarding visitors'...

Author(s)
Paraskevaidis, P.; Weidenfeld, A.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 2019, 31, 4, pp 1937-1955
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Purpose: This study aims to adopt a cognitive heuristic approach to investigate the interaction effect of a message source characteristic (reviewer expertise [RE]) and two message structure characteristics (review rating consistency [RC] and review valence [RV]) on the perceived credibility of...

Author(s)
Lo, A. S.; Yao SiYu [Yao, S. Y. S. ]
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 2019, 31, 1, pp 41-60
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We investigate to what extent digital marketing strategies (such as having a digital marketing plan, responsiveness to guest reviews, and monitoring and tracking online review information) influence hotel room occupancy and RevPar directly, and indirectly through the mediating effect of the volume...

Author(s)
Pelsmacker, P. de; Tilburg, S. van; Holthof, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2018, 72, pp 47-55
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Electronic Word-of-Mouth and Consumer Generated Media (CGM) have become important aspects of the hospitality and tourism marketing mix. This research looked at hotel reviews on the CGM review-site TripAdvisor to determine the influence loyalty to a hotel brand has upon postings. From the...

Author(s)
Litvin, S. W.; Dowling, K. M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2018, 21, 8, pp 842-846
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Purpose: This paper aims to examine the effects of traditional customer satisfaction (CS) relative magnitude and social media review ratings on hotel performance and to explore which online travel intermediaries' review ratings serve as the most reliable and valid predictor for hotel performance....

Author(s)
Kim WooGon; Park SeoAh
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 2017, 29, 2, pp 784-802
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Purpose: This paper aims to examine the factors contributing to the helpfulness of online hotel reviews and to measure the impact of manager response on the helpfulness of online hotel reviews. Design/methodology/approach: This investigation used a linear regression model that drew upon 56,284...

Author(s)
Kwok LinChi; Xie, K. L.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 2016, 28, 10, pp 2156-2177
Abstract

Purpose: Online consumer reviews have become increasingly important for consumer decision-making. One of the most prominent examples is the hotel industry where consumer reviews on websites, such as Bookings.com, TripAdvisor and Venere.com, play a critical role in consumers' choice of a hotel....

Author(s)
Viglia, G.; Minazzi, R.; Buhalis, D.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 2016, 28, 9, pp 2035-2051
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Purpose: This study aims to measures the effects of managerial response on consumer electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) and hotel performance. Design/methodology/approach: A sample of 56,284 consumer reviews and 10,793 managerial responses for 1,045 hotels was retrieved from TripAdvisor, along with...

Author(s)
Xie, K. L.; Zhang ZiLi; Zhang ZiQiong; Amrik Singh; Lee SeulKi
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 2016, 28, 9, pp 2013-2034
Abstract

The notes and opinions on global platforms of customer reviews (such as Tripadvisor) have become essential marketing tools. The Regional Tourism Observatory of Champagne Ardennes has measured, quantitatively and qualitatively, the online reputation of the hotel establishments of its destinations....

Author(s)
Portet, S.
Publisher
Editions Touristiques Européennes, Paris, France
Citation
Espaces, Tourisme & Loisirs, 2016, No.329, pp 124-129
Abstract

Incentive hierarchies are routinely adopted by websites that rely on user-generated content (UGC). They aim to motivate users to contribute by awarding them increasingly higher status on the platform after more and more difficult goals have been achieved. However, whether or not such functionality...

Author(s)
Liu XianWei; Schuckert, M.; Law, R.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2016, 33, 3, pp 279-292

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