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Exploring international tourists' perceptions of hotel operations by using a modified SERVQUAL approach – a case study of Mauritius

Thanika Devi Juwaheer (Faculty of Law and Management, University of Mauritius, Mauritius)

Managing Service Quality: An International Journal

ISSN: 0960-4529

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

Given the strategic importance of service quality in hotels of Mauritius, this paper investigates the perceptions of international tourists in hotels of Mauritius by employing a modified SERVQUAL approach Using a principal component factor analysis with a Varimax rotation technique, this study identifies nine hotel factors out of 39 hotel attributes and determines the levels of satisfaction among international tourists and their overall evaluation of service quality prevailing in the hotels. The results from the regression analysis suggest that the overall level of service quality is primarily derived from the “Reliability” factor. This study is strategically and managerially important to the hotel industry in Mauritius. From the results of the study, hotel managers can focus their efforts to provide quality service and facilities that international tourists perceive as being important in determining their overall service quality of the hotels.

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Devi Juwaheer, T. (2004), "Exploring international tourists' perceptions of hotel operations by using a modified SERVQUAL approach – a case study of Mauritius", Managing Service Quality: An International Journal, Vol. 14 No. 5, pp. 350-364. https://doi.org/10.1108/09604520410557967

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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