International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management

ISSN (Print): 2374-2011

ISSN (Online): 2374-2038

Editor-in-Chief: Tarek Sadraoui

Website: http://www.sciepub.com/journal/IJEFM

   

Article

Investigating Method on Client Contentment in Hotel Sector: A Case Study of the Mariador Palace Hotel

1School of Mathematics and Statistics, Central China Normal University, 152 Luoyu Avenue, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China

2School of Economics, Central China Normal University


International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2016, 4(2), 39-47
doi: 10.12691/ijefm-4-2-2
Copyright © 2016 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Alhassane Touré, Zuo Guoxin, Sory Kaba. Investigating Method on Client Contentment in Hotel Sector: A Case Study of the Mariador Palace Hotel. International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2016; 4(2):39-47. doi: 10.12691/ijefm-4-2-2.

Correspondence to: Zuo  Guoxin, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Central China Normal University, 152 Luoyu Avenue, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China. Email: toureal90@gmail.com

Abstract

Today, we live in a world where the development of the country is partly dependent on the building of hotels. Hence, this is considered as a very important factor. The purpose of this study is to investigate the concept of client contentment in the hotel sector. In carrying out this study, the Mariador Palace was selected, and a study was conducted on 200 clients of this company. They were interviewed to answer a questionnaire which was used as a sample for the client contentment. In addition, some investigation method was used. From the results of this study, we have found that adopting client contentment concept in the Mariador palace Hotel will be a positive contribution in achieving objectives, getting client’s acquisition, maintaining retention, and decreasing client’s loss. This study recommends that the Mariador palace hotel should be based more on the development of the nature of their services, treatment of customer’s complaints, and obtaining feedback from clients who are loyal in patronizing the hotel. Thus, this is with the view of improving the quality of their service delivery again.

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Article

Responsible Tourism and Commitment of Community

1Imam Hossein University, Tehran, Iran

2Payam Nur University of Ghazvin


International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2016, 4(2), 48-52
doi: 10.12691/ijefm-4-2-3
Copyright © 2016 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Gholam Hossein Nikookar, Nabi Ranjbar Amgholinejad. Responsible Tourism and Commitment of Community. International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2016; 4(2):48-52. doi: 10.12691/ijefm-4-2-3.

Correspondence to: Nabi  Ranjbar Amgholinejad, Payam Nur University of Ghazvin. Email: sreamgholi@yahoo.com

Abstract

Deterioration of traditions, culture and heritage in tourism destination is often cited as a looming crisis. Direct and long exposure to diverse culture and the community’s temptation to economic opportunities sometimes force them to move away from the main stream indigenous characters. When financial objectives score over all other aspects, need for strategic interventions to preserve and maintain indigenous culture and tradition arise. Empowerment of community to own their own recourses and develop an affective commitment among themselves is a need of this hour. Being Responsible Tourism emerge as a most popular sustainable tourism theme, present study proposes a model comprises Responsible Tourism, material well-being, community engagement, cultural identity, cross cultural interaction, community services, exposure and awareness of the local community along with sustaining the commitment of community towards cultural preservation (Sustainable Commitment) as a strategy for sustainable cultural preservation.

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Article

The Identification and Prioritization of the Gastronomic Tourism Development Strategies

1Department of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2016, 4(3), 53-61
doi: 10.12691/ijefm-4-3-1
Copyright © 2016 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Parisa Saadat, Sepideh Aghayari. The Identification and Prioritization of the Gastronomic Tourism Development Strategies. International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2016; 4(3):53-61. doi: 10.12691/ijefm-4-3-1.

Correspondence to: Parisa  Saadat, Department of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. Email: Saadat.parisa@ut.ac.ir

Abstract

The fabulous role of tourism industry in the growth of countries economy is undeniable. As a result, every country attempts to develop this industry in its territory. Undoubtedly, understanding of all the aspects of this industry and a thorough planning would greatly help the progress of each government. Due to the importance of breakdown of various types of tourism for all sectors, this study has considered the identification and prioritization of the gastronomic tourism development strategies. Iran is a historical country and every region has its unique style of cooking and its own history. Considering the potentiality of Iran in gastronomic tourism, we attempted to survey the expert attitudes on gastronomic tourism development strategies and rank them using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP). Unfortunately, gastronomic tourism has been disregarded, this study can provide good information for the planners and policy-makers.

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