Mapping the impact of hotel promotional factors on consumers’ actual use of interactive systems in hotels
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology
Article publication date: 30 May 2019
Issue publication date: 18 June 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of several hotel promotional factors and consumers’ behavioral and demographic characteristics on their actual use of specific interactive information systems in hotels. The specific systems examined in this study were a hotel’s website, mobile app, push notification system, kiosk, smart TV in room, and tablet at front desk or in room.
A survey was conducted with a sample of 841 respondents who had stayed in a hotel that had interactive information systems. Logistic regression models were designed with the promotional factors (e.g. hotel staff encouraging purchasing products, push notifications or information presented on mobile devices or kiosks, seeing or hearing about other consumers using systems, advertising and press releases), behavioral variables (e.g. frequency and duration of stay) and demographic variables (e.g. gender and age) as independent variables. The independent variables were the individual systems used by guests.
The various promotional factors had a differential effect on consumers’ use of various interactive information systems. Information provided on mobile devices, staff encouraging purchasing and press releases and blogs, along with age and duration of stay, was found to have the highest impact on system usage.
This study examines for the first time, as per the authors’ knowledge, the actual use behavior of several hotel interactive systems, thus advancing the technology adoption literature. This study also utilizes a comprehensive list of hotel promotional factors that are able provide theoretical and empirical insight into the use of interactive systems, which was explained predominantly based on system perceptions and consumers’ characteristics.
取样方式为问卷调查, 其样本数量是841位曾在酒店使用过互动系统的顾客。逻辑回归模型结合营销因因子（如酒店人员销售产品、推送信息、或者移动设备或者自助机上显示的营销信息、经由其他消费者介绍、广告、新闻稿等）, 行为特征变量（如酒店居住频率和长短）, 以及统计人口变量（如性别和年龄）作为因变量。因变量包括顾客使用的 独立系统。
本论文首次检验酒店互动性系统的真实使用情况, 因此对科技使用文献有显著价值。本论文还全面检验了一系列酒店营销因子, 从理论和实践角度来检验互动系统使用情况, 延展了之前对系统感知和消费者特性的理解。
This research has been conducted with the support of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP).
Morosan, C. and DeFranco, A. (2019), "Mapping the impact of hotel promotional factors on consumers’ actual use of interactive systems in hotels", Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 169-189. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHTT-02-2018-0012
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