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In order to encourage users' engagement as well as crowdsource quality control, a majority of online review websites have started to provide review peer evaluation votes, reviewer credentialing program and social network service. By considering the review text features as well as reviewer's social...

Author(s)
Li HengYun; Zhang ZiQiong; Meng Fang; Ramkumar Janakiraman
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2017, 67, pp 143-153
Abstract

Increasingly, consumers are posting online reviews about hotels, restaurants, and other tourism and hospitality providers. While some managers are responding to these reviews, little is known about how to respond and how to do so effectively. Drawing on the service recovery, justice, and electronic ...

Author(s)
Sparks, B. A.; Bradley, G. L.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 2017, 41, 6, pp 719-745
Abstract

This study assesses the moderating effect of hotel class on managerial responses' influence on hotel performance through the lens of data analytics. A panel data model was applied to analyze 7,979 managerial responses and 51,801 online reviews on TripAdvisor, which were matched with the financial...

Author(s)
Xie, K.; Kwok LinChi; Wang Wei
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 2017, 58, 3, pp 240-252
Abstract

The literature has recognized the existence of a nonlinear impact of service performance on customer satisfaction. Thus, this study investigates use of the critical incident technique as an input to penalty-reward contrast analysis, showing the nonlinear impact of service quality on customers'...

Author(s)
Tontini, G.; Bento, G. dos S.; Milbratz, T. C.; Volles, B. K.; Ferrari, D.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2017, 66, pp 106-116
Abstract

Due to the experiential nature of travel-related products, online reviews have become an increasingly popular information source in travel planning and have a profound effect on consumers' buying decisions, particularly in hotel booking. On the basis of homophily and similarity-attraction theory,...

Author(s)
Chan ChengChu [Chan, C. C. I. ]; Lam, L. W.; Chow, C. W. C.; Fong HocNang [Fong, H. N. L. ]; Law, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2017, 66, pp 54-65
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Social media has a kind of supremacy not only for the companies but also for the consumers as well. Consumers have a huge power on their fingertips to share their experiences, perceptions, and dis/satisfactions. With the use of social media, the user-generated content (UGC) has inevitably become...

Author(s)
Ayman, U.; Kaya, A. K.
Publisher
Eastern Mediterranean University and Washington State University, Famagusta, Cyprus
Citation
Conference proceedings, 7th Advances in Hospitality & Tourism Marketing & Management (AHTMM) Conference, Famagusta, Cyprus, 10-15 July 2017, 2017, pp 309-322
Abstract

Purpose: "Prosumers" (combining "producer" and "consumers") describes consumers' ability to openly share their product/service experiences and thereby drive sales and digital marketing. Understanding what motivates active prosumers to engage in electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) and share or review...

Author(s)
Fine, M. B.; Gironda, J.; Petrescu, M.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, 2017, 8, 2, pp 280-295
Abstract

Tourist satisfaction is an interdisciplinary research subject that may benefit from appropriate utilization of the rich theories and methods of psychology. Unprecedentedly in tourism research, this study investigated how tourists' perception of hotel-based environmental comfort factors affected...

Author(s)
Ciceralİ, E. E.; Ciceralİ, L. K.; Saldamlı, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 2017, 26, 7, pp 717-734
Abstract

This study conceptualizes e-service quality with respect to a hotel website and develops a corresponding measurement scale. Using a mixed methodology research design, 29 semi-structured interviews first defined customers' perceptions of hotel websites and identified the important areas for...

Author(s)
Hahn SongEe; Sparks, B.; Wilkins, H.; Jin Xin
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 2017, 26, 7, pp 694-716
Abstract

The development of the Internet and mobile devices enabled the emergence of travel and hospitality review sites, leading to a large number of customer opinion posts. While such comments may influence future demand of the targeted hotels, they can also be used by hotel managers to improve customer...

Author(s)
Calheiros, A. C.; Moro, S.; Rita, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 2017, 26, 7, pp 675-693

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