Customer Expectations in the Hospitality Industry: An Evaluation Research Paper by ABCs

Customer Expectations in the Hospitality Industry: An Evaluation
An evaluation of customer expectations and their management in the hospitality industry.
# 114012 | 7,220 words | 42 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on May 25, 2009 in Business (Industries) , Business (Management) , Business (Marketing) , Business (Consumer Behavior)

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This paper evaluates how expectations are created and explains the dominant approaches used for measuring customer expectations in industry. It specifically examines how customer expectations are managed in the hospitably industry and assesses how customer satisfaction measurement approaches are specifically applied to the hospitality industry.

Table of Contents:
How Expectations Are Formed
Nature and Characteristics of Expectations
Measurement of Customers' Expectations
Customer Expectations in the Hospitality Industry
Measurement of Customer's Expectations in the Hospitality Industry

From the Paper:

"Fourth, hospitality providers who compete primarily for business travelers must concentrate on creating a more concerted, cohesive strategy to attain customer satisfaction and loyalty first, over using price or promotion to attract and retain customers (Zolkiewski, Lewis, Yuan, Yuan, 2007). This specific segment is price-insensitive given the fact the majority of their expenses are paid by their companies. The use of SERVQUAL is critical for finding the gaps in performance and expectations over time in this primary and most profitable segment in the hospitality industry."

Sample of Sources Used:

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