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Who are wellness customers? An empirical study in the Croatian hotel industry


Marković, Suzana; Raspor, Sanja; Komšić, Jelena
Who are wellness customers? An empirical study in the Croatian hotel industry // Naše gospodarstvo(Our economy), 58 (2012), 1-2; 24-34 (podatak o recenziji nije dostupan, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Who are wellness customers? An empirical study in the Croatian hotel industry

Autori
Marković, Suzana ; Raspor, Sanja ; Komšić, Jelena

Izvornik
Naše gospodarstvo(Our economy) (0547-3101) 58 (2012), 1-2; 24-34

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Wellness customers; expectations; perceptions; hotel industry; statistical analysis; Croatia

Sažetak
Although wellness is becoming an increasingly popular concept in practice, there is an evident lack of academic research regarding wellness services, in general, and tourists as wellness customers, in particular. Thus, the purpose of this study is to identify the main characteristics of wellness customers in hotel wellness settings. The study was conducted in hotel wellness centres in the Opatija Riviera (Croatia). The empirical research was organized in two steps, using two different instruments for collecting primary data, namely the modified ATLAS wellness questionnaire and the modified SERVQUAL questionnaire. The first questionnaire was used to determine the main demographic and travel characteristics of wellness customers, as well as to identify their habits regarding wellness services. The second questionnaire aimed to assess wellness customers’ expectations and perceptions of service quality. Questionnaires were distributed in 11 hotel wellness centres in the Opatija Riviera during the spring months of 2010. In order to meet study goals, descriptive, bivariate and multivariate (exploratory factor analysis and reliability analysis) statistical analyses were conducted. The study contributes to a better understanding of the particular lifestyle characteristics of hotel wellness customers. Furthermore, the findings can help give wellness managers a better understanding of customers’ expectations and of what customers think about the performed service.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Ekonomija

Napomena
Rad prezentiran na konferenciji ATMC 2011 Maribor

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  • EconLit


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