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Satisfying and delighting senior guests at hotels  (2014)

Autori:
Vigolo Vania; Bonfanti Angelo
Titolo:
Satisfying and delighting senior guests at hotels
Anno:
2014
Tipologia prodotto:
Contributo in atti di convegno
Tipologia ANVUR:
Contributo in Atti di convegno
Nazioni degli autori:
ITALIA
Lingua:
Inglese
Formato:
Elettronico
Titolo del Convegno:
Tourism and Ageing Conference
Luogo:
Estoril Congress Centre (Lisbon), Portugal
Periodo:
26-29 November 2014
ISBN:
9789897324536
Intervallo pagine:
1-14
Parole chiave:
customer satisfaction, customer delight, service management, tourism management, hospitality management, hotel service, customer needs, senior tourists, service quality
Breve descrizione dei contenuti:
To delight customers, hotels must exceed guests' expectations by meeting not only their implicit and explicit needs, but also their attractive needs. In other words, hotels need to surprise their guests if they want to offer memorable service experiences. The provision of unexpected benefits together with core services can lead to extreme satisfaction and delight. While many studies have addressed tourists' satisfaction, little research has been conducted with specific regard to customer delight among senior tourists at hotels. This study contributes to fill this gap in literature by analyzing hotel service quality from the perspective of senior tourists. Specifically, we intend to explore what hotel attributes delight senior guests and to identify the needs being met by these attributes. A qualitative research was conducted among Italian senior tourists with the longinterview technique. The findings suggest that senior guests are delighted when hotel attributes meet their needs for uniqueness, novelty seeking, knowledge seeking and emotional atmosphere. The results contribute to extend the literature about hotel service quality for the senior market. Moreover, relevant professional implications for hotel managers are suggested. In the future, quantitative studies could be conducted to assess the validity of the results.
Id prodotto:
83658
Handle IRIS:
11562/840964
depositato il:
1 dicembre 2014
ultima modifica:
2 novembre 2016
Citazione bibliografica:
Vigolo Vania; Bonfanti Angelo, Satisfying and delighting senior guests at hotels  in Tourism and Ageing ConferenceAtti di "Tourism and Ageing Conference" , Estoril Congress Centre (Lisbon), Portugal , 26-29 November 2014 , 2014pp. 1-14

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