Napredna pretraga

Pregled bibliografske jedinice broj: 907155

DEVELOPMENT OF LOYALTY PROGRAMMES IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY


Laškarin, Marina
DEVELOPMENT OF LOYALTY PROGRAMMES IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY // Tourism and hospitality management, 19 (2013), 1; 109-123 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
DEVELOPMENT OF LOYALTY PROGRAMMES IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY

Autori
Laškarin, Marina

Izvornik
Tourism and hospitality management (1330-7533) 19 (2013), 1; 109-123

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

Ključne riječi
Hotel industry, service quality, loyalty programme, guest satisfaction

Sažetak
Purpose – In the very beginning when loyalty programmes were being developed, hoteliers were mostly involved as partners of airline companies. However, once they realized the obvious numerous advantages that airlines were gaining, hoteliers began to design their own loyalty programmes. The idea of a loyalty programme is to strike a balance between what guests want and what is offered to them as a reward, and to find other programme partners whose services guests will also use. This paper will look at the basic tenets of loyalty programmes in the hotel industry, the methods of keeping records about guests, and the necessity of creating, structuring and managing guest databases. Design – Four main areas are discussed, namely: loyalty programme, loyalty cards, guest database, and value for guest. The structure of the paper follows this classification. Approach and methodology – The paper is theoretical ; it provides review of previous research and gives novel insights into hotel loyalty programme. Various kinds of loyalty programmes are analysed with emphasis placed on loyalty programmes that have emerged based on the differentiation of guests with regard to price policies. This approach is regarded as a considerable contribution to further research into loyalty programmes in the hotel industry. Research findings and originality – While being a major precondition to guest loyalty towards a hospitality facility, guest satisfaction is not the only factor involved. Varying degrees of satisfaction and differing reactions to a specific service create discrepancies between less or more loyal guests regarding the same service or product. Research in this paper focuses on guest loyalty in the hotel industry, that is, on a long-term relationship based on loyalty and trust between a hotel and its guests. The paper’s basic hypothesis is accepted: Well-organized hotel loyalty programmes can help to create an improved approach to guests, from which will result a higher level of satisfaction with services rendered.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Ekonomija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Fakultet za menadžment u turizmu i ugostiteljstvu, Opatija

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Marina Laškarin Ažić, (331823)

Časopis indeksira:


  • Scopus
  • EconLit


Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:


  • ABI/INFORM
  • EconLit