Adoption of mobile technology in hotel salesAuthor(s): Chieh-Heng Ko, Yao-Hsu Tsai
Mobile technology has advanced rapidly and significantly, and has shown great promise and potential for hotel use. However, the previous researches have focused mainly on what the impact of mobile technology on hotels is. The way how mobile technology impacts hotel is still under-explored. This study examines the strategic impact of mobile technology on hotels by studying a modern fashionable hotel using the value-focused thinking (VFT) approach. Accordingly, six fundamental objectives are found to contribute to the overall objective of maximizing the hotelÂs benefits of using mobile technology, including Âincrease efficiencyÂ, Âincrease effectivenessÂ, ' Âprovide better customer serviceÂ, Âmaximize company imageÂ, Âmaximize employee satisfactionÂ and Âminimize costÂ. In addition, a means-ends objective network developed by this study to depict how hotel strategies can be achieved via the use of mobile technology and serve as a conceptual foundation for future research in the area.