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Exploring usefulness of CRM and IT in Malaysian hotel industry: A qualitative approach

Hassan, Mohamad Ghozali and Hussain, Fawad and Rahman, Mihraj Begum Saibu (2013) Exploring usefulness of CRM and IT in Malaysian hotel industry: A qualitative approach. Journal of Information and Communication Technology (JICT), 12 (2013). pp. 21-37. ISSN 1675-414X

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Today, the hotel industry is deviating from their traditional way of doing business and is now becoming more customers focused aimed at developing a positive and satisfying relationship with their customers.Information technology (IT) is the most significant factor that is helping the management of hotel industry to lower costs, increase operational excellences with profitability and give value to customer’s time.Malaysian hotel industry is based on Malaysian customer, culture involving a specific way of treating customers.The competitive advantage in this industry is based on the time and cost factors, which worries the customer and the hotel management.Information technology has helped the entire industry to prevent the wastage of resources and time by fulfilling optimum customer needs and demands.This paper is an attempt to explore the customer relationship management and IT related issues in three star rated hotels in the state of Penang, Malaysia.This paper would contribute as a useful guide to three star hotels, giving them some valuable information on what the customer expectations are in terms of CRM and IT facilities and if they are duly met then services and operational issues shall not occur.The significance of this case study includes providing a scope for three star rating hotels to improve their IT based activities to influence service quality and reduce the weaknesses, through availing opportunities and to strengthen their position in the industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CRM, customer satisfaction, expectations, loyalty and Malaysian three star hotels.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Dr. Mohamad Ghozali Hassan
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2014 06:39
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 04:20
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10388

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