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The impact of service quality, self-service technology, and the corporate image on customer satisfaction and customer revisit intention among luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The impact of service quality, self-service technology, and the corporate image on customer... According to World Travel & Tourism Council, the tourism industry in Malaysia has been boomed prosperously in few years. Accordingly, such phenomenon has largely propelled the competition in hospitality industry, especially the race between service-oriented hotels and luxury hotels. Nevertheless, numerous issues associated with customer satisfaction have been reflected on hotel booking website, which is worth studying in depth, as it is more likely to adversely affect profitability and competitiveness of luxury hotels. In the present paper, the effect of service quality, SERVQUAL dimensions, corporate image and self-service technology (SST) on customer satisfaction is delved into, as well as the association between customer satisfaction and customer revisit intention. Questionnaires were collected in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As the result suggests, service quality, corporate image and SST significantly impact customer satisfaction. Except for dimension of empathy in SERVQUAL model, the rest of dimensions noticeably impact customer satisfaction. Lastly, customer satisfaction displays significantly positive relations to customer revisit intention. This empirical study suggests marketers to continuously improve customer satisfaction not only from the perspective of service quality but also considering corporate image and SST. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Services, Economics and Management Inderscience Publishers

The impact of service quality, self-service technology, and the corporate image on customer satisfaction and customer revisit intention among luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
ISSN
1753-0822
eISSN
1753-0830
DOI
10.1504/IJSEM.2020.107794
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Abstract

According to World Travel & Tourism Council, the tourism industry in Malaysia has been boomed prosperously in few years. Accordingly, such phenomenon has largely propelled the competition in hospitality industry, especially the race between service-oriented hotels and luxury hotels. Nevertheless, numerous issues associated with customer satisfaction have been reflected on hotel booking website, which is worth studying in depth, as it is more likely to adversely affect profitability and competitiveness of luxury hotels. In the present paper, the effect of service quality, SERVQUAL dimensions, corporate image and self-service technology (SST) on customer satisfaction is delved into, as well as the association between customer satisfaction and customer revisit intention. Questionnaires were collected in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As the result suggests, service quality, corporate image and SST significantly impact customer satisfaction. Except for dimension of empathy in SERVQUAL model, the rest of dimensions noticeably impact customer satisfaction. Lastly, customer satisfaction displays significantly positive relations to customer revisit intention. This empirical study suggests marketers to continuously improve customer satisfaction not only from the perspective of service quality but also considering corporate image and SST.

Journal

International Journal of Services, Economics and ManagementInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2020

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