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How To Conduct Market Research In The Hospitality Industry

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How CiCi’s Pizza used mystery shopping to set company-wide standards/evaluation metrics
CiCi’s Pizza commissioned a mystery shopping study to identify ways employees could help guests feel welcome and establish corporate standards by which performance could be measured - including know-your-name service and satisfying special requests.
Data Use: A good choice for choice modeling
Maximum difference scaling lets researchers present respondents with large numbers of choice options without making the process onerous. The article uses examples of a hotel loyalty program and restaurant menu optimization to show the technique in action.
Proper use of a mystery shopper report
Usually a service firm will at some time need to hire a mystery shopper or guest services evaluator. This article describes how evaluators do their work and what should be included in their reports. The author stresses that a mystery shopping report not be used as the sole indicator of personnel problems, but as a steppingstone for further research to develop management and staff and to prevent or correct problems.
Hilton uses research in creation of vacation promotion
Hilton Hotels Corp. conducted a telephone survey of 1000 adults regarding their weekend leisure and work habits in the development of its BounceBack Weekend vacation program.
Ongoing customer satisfaction research helps Hampton Inns guarantee good service
The Hampton Inn hotel chain uses an ongoing mail survey to monitor guest satisfaction with the service at each of its locations. After the results are tabulated, each property receives a monthly report of the results showing its scores for the given month, a month-to-month and year-to-date comparison, and how it ranks against all other Hampton Inn properties. Due to budget considerations, the survey was shortened and incentives to participate were removed.

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