Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate tourist in-destination consumption patterns in the context of bundled holiday packages in different resort categories to identify demand behavior that allows implementing profit-enhancing policies through attractive bundled offers for specific tourist segments. Design/methodology/approach This study relies on data gathered in a quasi-experiment to analyze differences in consumption patterns at resort bars over a two-year period (summer 2018 and 2019) before and after the introduction of an all-inclusive soft drinks package. Findings The findings inform on bundling strategies according to different degrees of price consciousness and resort category. In particular, guests in upscale resorts are more likely to under-consume items included in a pre-paid bundle and significantly engage in additional spending than economy resort guests. Originality/value The quasi-experiment provides the actual in-destination consumption patterns and offering managerial insights and tools to tailor the form and content of bundles according to resort category.

All-inclusive holiday packages, tourist consumption and spending patterns at tourism destinations / Cozzio, C; Tokarchuk, O; Maurer, O. - In: TOURISM REVIEW. - ISSN 1660-5373. - 2022:(2022), pp. 1-12. [10.1108/TR-12-2021-0572]

All-inclusive holiday packages, tourist consumption and spending patterns at tourism destinations

Tokarchuk, O
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2022-01-01

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Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate tourist in-destination consumption patterns in the context of bundled holiday packages in different resort categories to identify demand behavior that allows implementing profit-enhancing policies through attractive bundled offers for specific tourist segments. Design/methodology/approach This study relies on data gathered in a quasi-experiment to analyze differences in consumption patterns at resort bars over a two-year period (summer 2018 and 2019) before and after the introduction of an all-inclusive soft drinks package. Findings The findings inform on bundling strategies according to different degrees of price consciousness and resort category. In particular, guests in upscale resorts are more likely to under-consume items included in a pre-paid bundle and significantly engage in additional spending than economy resort guests. Originality/value The quasi-experiment provides the actual in-destination consumption patterns and offering managerial insights and tools to tailor the form and content of bundles according to resort category.
2022
Cozzio, C; Tokarchuk, O; Maurer, O
All-inclusive holiday packages, tourist consumption and spending patterns at tourism destinations / Cozzio, C; Tokarchuk, O; Maurer, O. - In: TOURISM REVIEW. - ISSN 1660-5373. - 2022:(2022), pp. 1-12. [10.1108/TR-12-2021-0572]
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