Factors influencing customers’ choice of Umrah service provider / Mohd Radzi Mohd Khir ... [et al.]

Mohd Khir, Mohd Radzi and Hussain, Mohammad Khairul Anwar and Mohamed, Rohaya (2018) Factors influencing customers’ choice of Umrah service provider / Mohd Radzi Mohd Khir ... [et al.]. In: International Business & Management Academic Colloquium 2018. Faculty of Business & Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Cawangan Kedah, Sg Petani, Kedah, p. 33. ISBN 9789670314563


Hajj and Umrah are both Islamic pilgrimages. Performing Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is obligatory for every Muslim once in their lifetime and performed over specific days during a designated Islamic month. However, Umrah can be performed at any time. Although they share common rites, Umrah can be performed in less than a few hours while Hajj is more time consuming and involves more rituals. It is Sunnah al-Mu`akkadah (emphasised Sunnah) to perform Umrah at least once in a person’s life. Due to the long queue to get a place to perform hajj, more Muslims choose to perform Umrah. This phenomenon has increased the number of Umrah service providers and packages. This study examined whether service quality, company, image and price influence customers’ purchase intention of Umrah service package. Owing to the highly competitive environment, it is essential for the Umrah service operators to obtain information concerning customers’ patronage factors towards a specific travel and tours agency. Umrah service providers must also know the degree to which various product or service characteristics are important and how these factors influence customers’ choice of their Umrah travel agent. In this study, the sample comprised of 100 customers of Suffah Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd. Data were obtained through self-administered questionnaire distributed to the respondents. The findings indicated a significant positive relationship between all the independent variables with purchase intention. The findings in this study provided some useful and pertinent information for Umrah service providers in formulating their marketing strategies


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Mohd Khir, Mohd Radzi
Hussain, Mohammad Khairul Anwar
Mohamed, Rohaya
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Consumer behavior. Consumers' preferences. Consumer research. Including consumer profiling
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Consumer satisfaction
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Page Range: p. 33
Keywords: Umrah, Purchase intention, Service quality, Price, Company image
Date: 2018
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/36759
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