SERVICE QUALITY, CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND CUSTOMER LOYALTY OF THE HOTEL INDUSTRY IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE): A MEASUREMENT MODEL

Hassan Abbas Dost Mohamad, Mohd Shukri Ab Yazid, Ali Khatibi, S. M. Ferdous Azam

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This study aimed at identifying the determining factors of service quality on customer satisfaction and loyalty towards hotel industry in UAE. This study has investigated the different dimensions of service quality that impact customer satisfaction and customer loyalty in UAE hotels. For this research, primary data were used to identify the dimensions of service quality that impact customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. The use of primary data enabled the researcher to measure all the dimensions. This study is significant in the sense that it will allow the understanding of the concept and framework of the impact of service quality on customer satisfaction and customer loyalty that takes into account the comparative nature with conventional business. This will also support and enrich theory and model of service quality in UAE’s business environment. Finally, this will generate greater awareness among UAE hotel industry on the importance of service quality and its effectiveness. Moreover, systematically reviewing the customers’ feedbacks, decision makers might examine all the important aspects in order to determine the most appropriate decisions and actions to satisfy the customers with an aim to retain them. Hence, the deliberate structure of the management process will force hotel employees to examine relevant variables in deciding what to do and how to do it. In conclusion No doubt UAE is one of the leading countries in hotel industry but still there is lack and gap which they need to fulfil by doing many workshop as well as by proper training to the employee which will result in achieving customer satisfaction. 

 

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tangible, reliability, responsiveness, assurance, empathy, service quality, customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, UAE

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