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When Beauty Signifies Quality

POLYU’S SCHOOL OF HOTEL AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT | July 30, 2019

July 30, 2019 -- When making hotel bookings online, potential guests’ expectations of service quality are influenced by the aesthetics of the hotel’s website, according to Dr. Ksenia Kirillova and Ms. Janelle Chan of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In a recent experimental study the researchers manipulated the level of attractiveness portrayed by a hotel website’s photos to examine how aesthetics influenced perceptions of quality and intention to book. Their results provide important insights into how hotel managers can use visually attractive images to stimulate positive percep...

PolyU Study Revealed Mainland Chinese Visitors’ Motivations for Shopping

PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management | March 25, 2019

Mainland Chinese tourists visiting Hong Kong tend to visit different shopping outlets to buy luxury goods according to their different motivations, conclude Dr Sam Kim of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and his co-researchers. In a recently published study the researchers revealed that mainland tourists who shop for luxury goods are motivated by "materialism, a desire for social status or to conform with others", and these differences in their nature influence not only what they buy, but where they buy. Shopping is a major driver of tourism worldwide, and cities such as Las Vegas, D...

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