An exploratory analysis of traveller preferences for airline website content

Benckendorff, Pierre (2006) An exploratory analysis of traveller preferences for airline website content. Journal of Information Technology & Tourism, 8 (3). pp. 149-159.

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Abstract

Structural changes in the aviation sector have accelerated customer acceptance of the Internet as a suitable medium for booking airline travel. This research explores the preferences of airline travelers for various content attributes on airline websites. The study was conducted by surveying 903 respondents from Australia and New Zealand using an online questionnaire. The results indicate that airline website attributes can be organized into at least seven factors. Of these, basic "look and book" features are viewed as most important by customers. The article groups website attributes into basic factors, pivotal factors, and supplementary factors based on their likely impact on customer satisfaction. The results provide an indication of the website features most likely to attract and retain airline customers.

Item ID: 3837
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: tourism; airline; website; internet; preferences; expectations; attitudes
ISSN: 1098-3058
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 04:54
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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