A model for exploiting e-CRM in B-TO-B e-COMMERCE


CABER M. , AKSU A. A. , ALBAYRAK T.

Tourismos, vol.7, no.2, pp.122-143, 2012 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : Tourismos
  • Page Numbers: pp.122-143
  • Keywords: Customer services, E-CRM, Satisfaction, Trust, Website quality

Abstract

In international tourism and travel literature, importance of the business-to-business (B-to-B) relationships and the role of e-CRM implementations are widely ignored. However, sophisticated relationships among to wholesalers (tour operators) and retailers (travel agencies) quite deserve to further interests of the academicians. Therefore, proposed model of this research was generated to examine to B-to-B electronic commerce environment in travel sector and the roles of e-CRM features in wholesaler-retailer relationships. Structural equation modeling results indicated that satisfaction of the retailer travel agencies' sales staff was positively and significantly effected by the website quality of the wholesaler tour operators' extranet system. The results indicated any statistically significant relationship between customer services of the tour operator and satisfaction of the travel agencies' sales staff. © University of the Aegean.