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Customer satisfaction in Jamaican hotels through the use of information and communication technology

Delroy Chevers (Mona School of Business and Management, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica)
Andrew Spencer (University of the West Indies, Nassau, Bahamas)

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes

ISSN: 1755-4217

Article publication date: 13 February 2017




This paper aims to assess the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on customer satisfaction in Jamaican hotels.


An online survey approach was used with 213 hotel guests in Jamaica.


The study found that there was a significant relationship between ICT adoption and hotel guest satisfaction.

Research limitations/implications

It is hoped that other researchers will refine the proposed research model.

Practical implications

It is believed that the findings of the study can be used to guide hotel managers regarding the ICT components with the greatest influence on customer satisfaction, which by extension can lead to improved hotel performance.

Social implications

These findings can assist policy makers at the national level in formulating optimal strategies to improve the Jamaican hotel industry.


The paper proposes a research model, which can provide useful insights to hotel administrators regarding increasing the ability to satisfy customers.



Chevers, D. and Spencer, A. (2017), "Customer satisfaction in Jamaican hotels through the use of information and communication technology", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 70-85.



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