Functionality evaluation of mobile hotel websites in the m-commerce era

Simon Lei, Rob Law

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Abstract

Many hotel companies have launched mobile versions of their official websites in the m-commerce era. These websites are used as online marketing and communication tools for travelers worldwide. Given that mobile websites are essentially different from their desktop counterparts, a new set of evaluation criteria must be formulated in response to the changing technologies in Internet browsing. This study used the hotels in Hong Kong as samples and produced a revised evaluation instrument for the functionality of mobile hotel websites via focus group discussions. Performance scores were calculated to compare the different types and categories of hotels. Managerial implications were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-678
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Travel and Tourism Marketing
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Hong Kong
  • hotel industry
  • hotel website evaluation
  • information quality
  • m-commerce
  • Mobile website
  • online marketing
  • website functionality
  • website performance
  • weighted composite score

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Marketing

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