Venture through the pages of How Consumers Pick a Hotel to learn the steps of selecting a target and using consumer behavior applications to segment the market to reach your target. Much as a consumer goes through the process of selecting a satisfying hotel, you can choose to use the information provided to make your hospitality career relaxing and satisfying. When you finish this fantastic reading journey, you'll be prepared to offer services that meet the public's demands, and you'll possess the prerequisite knowledge and skills for developing your own strategic approach to a target market. As the many methods of segmentation are discussed in detail, you will also learn effective strategies for communicating with multiple segments. Ideal as a supplementary text for marketing and hospitality marketing courses, How Consumers Pick a Hotel provides a concise overview of consumer behavior and intertwines marketing theory with sound ways in which to implement the theory. This will both orient you and give you a solid base for understanding the principles in question. You will quickly grasp the various methods of segmentation, and the book's "real-life" segmentation schemes will teach you how to apply them in day-to-day business.As the many methods of segmentation are discussed in detail, you will learn effective strategies for communicating with multiple segments. In the end, you will have acquired the prerequisite knowledge and skills for developing your own strategic approach to a target market. How Consumers Pick a Hotel is suitable both as a reference guide for practicing marketing managers and hospitality professionals who specialize in marketing and as a companion text for graduates and undergraduates who need to know the ABCs of target marketing. You'll turn to it again and again for guidance and practical, easy suggestions
While economy or budget hotels have been popular in western countries since the end of the Second World War, they have only emerged as a sector in their own right in China since the mid-1990s. Indeed, as a new service industry sector, economy hotels in China demonstrate important characteristics which can be used to illustrate and help explain China's current economic progress more generally.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the economy hotel sector in China. It covers macro-level social-cultural, economic, environmental, geographic and development issues, alongside micro-level consideration of the budget hotel companies' innovative management and marketing procedures, business expansion strategies, general hotel management and operation issues, as well as an analysis of some leading entrepreneurs in the sector, and in-depth case studies examining the most successful economy hotel companies in China. Huang and Sun argue that the rapid development of budget hotels in China demonstrates how, under the influence of globalisation, Chinese businesses have become more innovative as they apply successful western business models to China. In turn, they show that the China model is fundamentally different in terms of its driving force, which lies purely in its domestic travel market, fuelled by China's continued economic growth. There is therefore much to explore about both China's market situation and business practices in the economy hotel sector and this book makes an important contribution to our understanding of China's new business environment.
Based on extensive fieldwork and investigation, Economy Hotels in China will be welcomed by students and scholars of tourism, hospitality, business studies and Chinese studies, but it will also appeal to practitioners of business management in these sectors who are interested in China's development and business opportunities in China.
Given the current changes in the social, political, and economic environments in which health care is delivered, public health practitioners at all levels of government and in the private sector must run effective campaigns to change individual behavior, improve social and economic conditions, advance social policies, and compete successfully for public attention and resources. Marketing Public Health: Strategies to Promote Social Change, Second Edition is designed to help students and practitioners of public health understand basic marketing principles and strategically apply these principles in planning, implementing, and evaluating public health initiatives. Key Features: Only book on marketing tailored specifically for the public health environment. Written at a level appropriate for students new to marketing and/or public health; however, it covers many topics in greater depth making it relevant for current practitioners. Informed both by changes in the marketing environment and also by the latest thinking among marketing and social marketing researchers and practitioners. Emphasizes using marketing approaches for "upstream" changes in policy and legal, economic, and social environments as well as addressing the traditional "downstream" use of social marketing to help individuals change their own health behaviors. Includes all-new case studies, written by respected and well-known guest contributors from the front lines, that illustrate the principles and strategies in a way that makes it immediately apparent to the reader how the material can be used in modern, real-life public health campaigns. Uses many examples from areas of public health interest that have arisen only in the past few years (e.g., bioterrorism, SARS, West Nile virus). Thoroughly discusses current themes in marketing, such as branding; building relationships with audiences; ensuring audience self-interest; and process and outcome evaluation-all presented in detail from the standpoint of the public health practitioner. Presents a solid marketing approach, including well-developed sections on communications but also providing guidance on how to manage pricing, distribution, and development of product or service offerings. Includes worksheets, a suggested reading list, and, where appropriate, references to other books that cover selected topics in greater depth.
In the 1930s unfolded a dramatic list of events in which there was an act of lust followed by adultery, suicide, a killing and finally the possibly inevitable mystery. This list of events occurred in Titchfield, a large community in the parish of Portland, Jamaica. It all began with the lust of a white woman for a Jamaican young man called Gunta. A thrilling story of lust, deceit, betrayal, sex and murder.
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