Gomaa M. Agag
Converting hotels website visitors into buyers: How online hotel web assurance seals services decrease consumers’ concerns and increase online booking intentions
Agag, Gomaa M.; Khashan, Mohamed A.; Colmekcioglu, Nazan; Almamy, Ahmed; Alharbi, Nawaf S.; Eid, Riyad; Shabbir, Haseeb; Abdelmoety, Ziad Hassan Saeed
Mohamed A. Khashan
Nawaf S. Alharbi
Dr Haseeb Shabbir H.Shabbir@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer - Marketing and Business Strategy
Ziad Hassan Saeed Abdelmoety
Despite the increasing utilization of webpages for the purposes of information seeking, customers’ concerns have become a crucial impediment for online shopping. The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of the effectiveness of web assurance seals services (WASS) and customers’ concerns on customer’s willingness to book hotels through perceived website trust and perceived value.
A questionnaire was administrated to measure the study variables. Using partial least squares–structural equation modeling approach to analyze the data collected from 860 users of online hotel websites.
The results indicate that WASS influence positively on perceived website trust and negatively on consumers’ concerns. As well as, perceived value and trust play a mediating role in the link between WASS and consumers’ concerns and their intentions. Finally, perceived website trust and perceived value have greater effect on intention to book hotel for low-habit consumers.
This study ignored the cross-culture issue as it concentrates on the customers from developing countries, so further research may need to compare between two or more than two samples from different societies that could give a significant insights. Second, this study stresses on the WASS to predict customers booking intentions that indicates significant results, so further research may need to examine the role of online reviews as a predictor of customers purchase decision as well.
To the authors’ best knowledge, this is the first empirical research that investigates and examines the influence of the effectiveness of WASS and consumers’ concerns on consumers’ intentions through perceived value and trust. This research also investigates the moderating role of habit in the link between perceived website, perceived value and consumers’ intentions.
Agag, G. M., Khashan, M. A., Colmekcioglu, N., Almamy, A., Alharbi, N. S., Eid, R., …Abdelmoety, Z. H. S. (2020). Converting hotels website visitors into buyers: How online hotel web assurance seals services decrease consumers’ concerns and increase online booking intentions. Information technology & people, 33(1), 129-159. https://doi.org/10.1108/itp-12-2017-0446
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Mar 10, 2019|
|Online Publication Date||Apr 30, 2019|
|Deposit Date||Jan 23, 2020|
|Journal||Information Technology & People|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Library and Information Sciences; Information Systems; Computer Science Applications; Tourism; Technology adoption; Hypothesis testing|
|Related Public URLs||http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36246/|
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