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Title: An empirical study on the influence of economy hotel website quality on online booking intentions
Authors: Li, L
Peng, M
Jiang, N
Law, R 
Keywords: Economy hotel
Online booking intentions
Website quality
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: International journal of hospitality management, 2017, v. 63, p. 1-10 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of hospitality management 
Abstract: This study investigates the potential theoretical relationships among economy hotel website quality, eTrust, and online booking intentions in China. A questionnaire survey was performed, and 298 samples were collected from the users of three economy hotel websites (7 days, Home Inns, and Hanting Hotel) in Guangzhou, China. Results of a detailed data analysis demonstrate the influence of the four dimensions of economy hotel website quality (usability, ease of use, entertainment, and complementarity) on eTrust and online booking intentions. Specifically, (1) the usability, entertainment, and complementarity of economy hotel websites significantly positively affected eTrust; on the contrary, the influence of ease of use on eTrust was insignificant; (2) complementarity showed a more positive influence than the three other attributes on online booking intentions; and (3) eTrust significantly positively influenced online booking intentions. These findings contribute to economy hotel online marketing in China by bridging the gap between the exploration of hotel website quality and its influence on online booking intentions.
ISSN: 0278-4319
EISSN: 1873-4693
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2017.01.001
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