Customer segmentation approaches and hotel occupancy performance: A case study of 4 and 5 star hotels in Klang Valley / Noor Azmi Ahmad... [et al.]

Ahmad, Noor Azmi and Kamarudin, Syaquif Yasin and Abdul Aziz, Azdel and Bakhtiar, Mohd Faeez Saiful and Che Ahmat, Nur Hidayah (2011) Customer segmentation approaches and hotel occupancy performance: A case study of 4 and 5 star hotels in Klang Valley / Noor Azmi Ahmad... [et al.]. Journal of Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts (JTHCA), 3 (3). pp. 109-125. ISSN 1985-8914

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Abstract

Yield Management (YM) has been described as a method that can help an organization to sell the right inventory, to the right customer, at the right timeNfor the right price. Application of YM strategies involves the hotel to practice market segmentation strategies in Malaysia has not been highlighted. Though in theory it may described strategies that can be practiced, this paper provide unforeseen glimpse of segmentation approaches practiced by hotel managers. This paper seeks to conceptualize the relationship of application of market segmentation strategy and occupancy performance by four (4) and five (5) star hotels in Klang Vallley. Data collected from 37 hotels in Klang Valley area shows positive insights in research issues. Through the data collections and analyses the outcomes show the current market segmentation practices. A relationship between hotel that practise market segmentation strategies and revenue management performance is proven. It also showed the segmentation strategies hotel practise to attract most contributing market. For the conclusion, Hotel that practice effective market segmentation will have higher occupancy performance compared to other hotel.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Ahmad, Noor AzmiUNSPECIFIED
Kamarudin, Syaquif YasinUNSPECIFIED
Abdul Aziz, AzdelUNSPECIFIED
Bakhtiar, Mohd Faeez SaifulUNSPECIFIED
Che Ahmat, Nur HidayahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > Hospitality industry. Hotels, clubs, restaurants, etc. Food service
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management (B)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts (JTHCA)
ISSN: 1985-8914
Volume: 3
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 109-125
Item ID: 20588
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia, segmentation approaches, occupancy performance
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2018 09:08
Depositing User: Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak UiTM Kampus Puncak Alam
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/20588

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