Diagnosing customers experience, emotions and satisfaction in Malaysian resort hotels

Authors

  • Faizan Ali Post-Doctoral Scholar, International Centre for Hospitality Research, Dedman School of Hospitality, Florida State University, 288 Champions Way, B2200 University Center, P.O. Box 3062541, Tallahassee, FL 32306- 2541, phone: +1-850-459-2545, e-mail: faizanali7@hotmail.co.uk
  • Kashif Hussain Associate Professor, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management, UCSI University, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, e-mail: kashif.hussain@msn.com
  • Rosmini Omar Associate Professor, International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, International Campus, 54100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, e-mail: rosmini@ibs.utm.my

Keywords:

Customer Experience, Emotions, Customer Satisfaction, Resort Hotels, Partial Least Squares.

Abstract

Despite the increasing attention towards customer experience, empirical research to explain this notion and its consequences is still limited. Hence, this study aims to examine the effect of customer’s experience with four dimensions on their emotions and satisfaction. A convenience sampling technique was used to select a sample of 600 at two tourist spots of Malaysia i.e., Langkawi and Penang. 450 questionnaires were returned back and the data was analysed using partial least square based structural equation modelling. Findings reveal that all the four dimensions of customer experience influence customer emotions which develop customer satisfaction. Resort hotels are least focused facet of tourism industry; therefore, this study validates the customer experience scale in the context of resort hotels and enhances the theoretical progress on the experience concept in relation with customer emotions and satisfaction and offer important implications for resort hotel marketers.

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Published

2016-03-01

How to Cite

Ali, F., Hussain, K., & Omar, R. (2016). Diagnosing customers experience, emotions and satisfaction in Malaysian resort hotels. European Journal of Tourism Research, 12, 25–40. Retrieved from https://ejtr.vumk.eu/index.php/about/article/view/211