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Journal:   TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT   winter 2018 , Volume 6 , Number 4 ; Page(s) 64 To 81.

Analysis of the impact of IT on the satisfaction of tourists and the financial performance of actors in the tourism industry

Author(s):  FALLAH TAFTI HAMED, gharehkhani azadeh
Today, the importance of information technology in the tourism industry is not known for many reasons. Therefore, this study attempts to study the effect of this factor on the satisfaction of tourists and the financial performance of companies active in the field of tourism, while increasing the income and higher satisfaction of tourists. To this end, tourism service companies active in the tourism industry of Yazd province have been investigated including tourism agencies, hotels and resorts and entertainment. In order to collect information, first, the key factors of information technology and competitive advantage were extracted from research literature and interviews with experts. For performing the survey, a questionnaire was designed appropriately. By obtaining the sample of 73 managers and experts of selected companies, in order to analyze the data, first, the reliability and validity of each model structure were examined, then, using the path analysis method, the conceptual model of the research was fitted. The results of the significant path coefficients in the corrective model of the research indicate that all of the estimated path coefficients are significant. After answering the research hypotheses, the function of information technology in tourism industry companies more than it can affect the financial performance of the company can change the level of satisfaction of tourists, among which components of controlling the process of tourists management and the mechanisms of information technology management in companies have the greatest impact.
Keyword(s): Information Technology,Tourist Satisfaction,Players Financial Performance,Path Model
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