Enhancing customer experience in Canadian hotels
by Chandana Jayawardena; Anupama Sukhu
International Journal of Services, Economics and Management (IJSEM), Vol. 6, No. 2, 2014

Abstract: This paper aims to provide practical solutions to key challenges currently faced by the hotel industry in Canada in the context of enhancing customer experience. Specifically this research paper includes a brief literature review, key information on Canada, its tourism industry, hotel industry and human resource needs. A summary of ten suggestions recently made in a scholarly project involving 23 hotel industry leaders/hospitality educators in Canada enhances the value of the paper. Hoteliers must pay attention to innovation in staff professional development, understand staff diversity, create a family atmosphere at work, provide cross-training, understand individual staff aspirations and provide genuine support to employees. This will keep the hotel employees motivated and inspire them to provide exceptional service to enhance customer experience. In conclusion the paper presents a new generic model in an attempt to summarise the discussion in this paper in a succinct manner.

Online publication date: Fri, 30-May-2014

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