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The International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology (IJMSIT)

The international journal of management Science and information technology (IJMSIT) is a refereed journal and publishes high-quality theoretical and empirical papers in the areas of management science and information technology. This journal reports the impact of information technologies on the managerial and organizational topics. IJMSIT develops a comprehensive and theoretical framework by using a multidisciplinary approach to management and information technology for researchers and practitioners.

 


Editor-in-chief: J. J. Ferreira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal, Email: jjmf@ubi.pt
Published: Quarterly
Copyright: 2012, North American Institute of Science and Information Technology (NAISIT)
ISSN: ISSN 1923-0265 (Print) - ISSN 1923-0273 (Online) - ISSN 1923-0281 (CD-ROM)

Determinants OF LOYALTY TOWARD Booking.com BRAND
11 : Issue11 - (Jan-Mar 2014) ( 2014-03 )

Abstract:

Relations "customer - supplier" are increasingly more valuable and less consistent, especially in the online context. In this sense, the supplier seeks to make a website visitor into a satisfied customer and a satisfied customer into a loyal customer as a condition to become more competitive. Understanding what determines the loyalty of an online customer and the role of satisfaction
and trust in this relationship is the main purpose of this research. So, based on information gathered through a questionnaire in a sample of 104 customers of the Booking.com portal, we performed a quantitative study, transversal and exploratory, in order to study the relationship between the variables: website characteristics, personality of online consumers, e-satisfaction, e-trust and brand loyalty to Booking.com. The results showed that the personality of Booking.com customers and e-satisfaction are able to explain customers’ loyalty toward Booking.com brand.

Author(s): Raquel da Silva e Cruz - Portugal - Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Alzira Maria da Ascensão Marques - Portugal - Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Keywords: e-loyalty, e-commerce, e-satisfaction, e-trust, personality of the consumer.
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