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Hospitality and Tourism Online Review Research: A Systematic Analysis and Heuristic-Systematic Model

College of Hotel and Tourism Management, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Korea
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Sustainability 2018, 10(4), 1141; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10041141
Received: 16 February 2018 / Revised: 26 March 2018 / Accepted: 4 April 2018 / Published: 10 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mobile Technology and Smart Tourism Development)
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Abstract

With tremendous growth and potential of online consumer reviews, online reviews of hospitality and tourism are now playing a significant role in consumer attitude and buying behaviors. This study reviewed and analyzed hospitality and tourism related articles published in academic journals. The systematic approach was used to analyze 55 research articles between January 2008 and December 2017. This study presented a brief synthesis of research by investigating content-related characteristics of hospitality and tourism online reviews (HTORs) in different market segments. Two research questions were addressed. Building upon our literature analysis, we used the heuristic-systematic model (HSM) to summarize and classify the characteristics affecting consumer perception in previous HTOR studies. We believe that the framework helps researchers to identify the research topic in extended HTORs literature and to point out possible direction for future studies. View Full-Text
Keywords: hospitality and tourism online reviews; content analysis; smart tourism; systematic review; heuristic-systematic model hospitality and tourism online reviews; content analysis; smart tourism; systematic review; heuristic-systematic model
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Hlee, S.; Lee, H.; Koo, C. Hospitality and Tourism Online Review Research: A Systematic Analysis and Heuristic-Systematic Model. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1141.

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