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Abstract

Electronic word of mouth (eWOM) is of recent and considerable importance in tourism, particularly because of the intangible nature of the industry. Users' online reviews are a source of information for other consumers, who take them into account before making a reservation at a lodging property....

Author(s)
Martin-Fuentes, E.; Mateu, C.; Fernandez, C.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2018, 23, 1, pp 1-15
AbstractFull Text

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
AbstractFull Text

European countries do not have the same hotel classification system. Therefore, the criteria and requirements used to assign star ratings to hotels do not concur among the different countries. There have been some criticisms about the way hotel stars are assigned, because the requirements do not...

Author(s)
Martin-Fuentes, E.; Mateu, C.; Fernandez, C.
Publisher
Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Citation
Cuadernos de Turismo, 2018, 42, pp 305-316, 639-642
Abstract

Hotel classification systems have been questioned on some occasions due to the loss of credibility of stars as a quality standard and because they are sometimes subject to outdated criteria. In any case, this system allows reducing the adverse effects of asymmetric information, characterized in a...

Author(s)
Martin-Fuentes, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2016, 29, pp 126-134