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Membership marketing is highly prevalent in today’s restaurant industry. The purpose of the study was to examine the joint effects of membership fees and competition on customer choice, willingness to join other programs and feelings of regret in a restaurant setting. Using a 2 2 2 experimental design, the study found that the effect of sunk cost and mental(More)
This paper addresses the issues of hotel operators identifying effective means of allocating rooms through various electronic channels of distribution. Relying upon the theory of coercive isomorphism, a think tank was constructed to identify and define electronic channels of distribution currently being utilized in the hotel industry. Through two full-day(More)
This paper addresses the issues of hotel operators identifying effective means of allocating rooms through various electronic channels of distribution. Relying upon the theory of coercive isomorphism, a think tank was constructed to identify and define electronic channels of distribution currently being utilized in the hotel industry. Through two full-day(More)
With so many economy/budget lodging brands and rooms added to the market, it is difficult for consumers to identify differences in the services offered. In addition, industry practitioners need to understand what is expected of them by the consumers they serve. The authors review the economy budget lodging in general and empirically examine this issue. This(More)
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