African Journal of
Marketing Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Mark. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2421
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 153

Full Length Research Paper

The impact of effective customer relationship management (CRM) on repurchase: A case study of (GOLDEN TULIP) hotel (ACCRA-GHANA)

George K. Amoako*, Emmanuel Arthur, Christiana Bandoh and Rachel Kafui Katah
Department of Marketing, Central Business School Central University College, P. O. Box 2305, Tema, Ghana.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 28 November 2011
  •  Published: 31 January 2012

Abstract

 

The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) on customer loyalty in the hotel industry. The study was conducted at the Golden Tulip hotel, Accra.  The objectives of the study were to determine if (CRM) has an impact on customer loyalty, to determine if the practice of effective CRM in organisations leads to a long or short term financial impact, to find out the extent or degree to which effective CRM leads to customer satisfaction and to assess if the services provided by the hotel meets the needs and wants of customers. Questionnaires were administered to both individual and corporate clients of the hotel and the result of this was analyzed. The results showed that 46.3% of the respondents were females whilst 53.3% were males. Most of the respondents had heard about the hotel from newspaper advertisements (40%) and referrals from people who had used the hotel (30%). 80% of the respondents were willing to refer to the services of the hotel to other people whilst 90% of them were satisfied with the services at the hotel. The accommodation and catering facilities were mostly patronized. The perception among respondents about the hotel was good since they gave a positive review of the services. Most of the respondents agreed that they would come back to the hotel. The corporate clients were also satisfied with the services provided at the hotel with 20% having used the hotel for up to 4 years. The corporate clients said they would use the facility again, thus, customer loyalty existed among these clients as well as, the individual clients. It is recommended that the hotel improves the cooling system in the conference room and provide better business centre facilities to attract more customers.

 

Key words: Customer relationship management, customer loyalty, hospitality industry, Ghana, repurchase.