A structural analysis of hotel sector loyalty programmes

A Palmer,, U McMahon-Beattie, R Beggs

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Analyses the variety of loyaltyprogrammes that exist within theUK corporate hotel sector. Aliterature review leads to theproposition that in order to becost-effective in stimulating repeatbusiness, loyalty programmesshould reflect thebusiness environment in whichthey operate. Loyalty programmesvary in the extent to which theycollect, analyse and use customerinformation. A conceptualframework is developed in whichinformation management andcustomisation are related to eachother. This proposition supportsthe argument that there is nosingle formula for the developmentof a successful loyalty programmewithin the hotel sector. Althoughquestions are raised about howthe effectiveness of a loyaltyprogramme can be measured, theproposition that market characteristics,information intensity andlevel of customisation can influencethe effectiveness of a loyaltyprogramme, is accepted.
LanguageEnglish
Pages54-60
JournalInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management,
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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A structural analysis of hotel sector loyalty programmes. / Palmer, A; McMahon-Beattie, U; Beggs, R.

In: International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2000, p. 54-60.

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