Service Quality Assessment via Enhanced Data-Driven MCDM Model

Vahab Vahdat, Seyedmohammad Salehi, Nima Ahmadi

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Tourism and hospitality industry has brought large economical revenue for both developing and developed countries. However, with the increase in tourists’ diversity, needs, and expectations, the need for hotels with higher quality of services has emerged. This research evaluates and compares the quality of service in two different types of hotels that exist in the historic cities: first, hotels that are located in the historic sites of the city offering mostly the city architecture, culture, life style, and local cuisines second, modern hotels that are outside the buffer zone of the historic site, equipped with modern technology and offer more standardized services and international cuisines. In this research, a stylized multi-phase framework is used to assess the quality of service from a modified-SERVQUAL model. Two sets of surveys are distributed among the hotel administrators and travelers. Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), fuzzy set theory, and Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to the Ideal Solution (TOPSIS), the relative importance of each SERVQUAL dimension in the hotel industry is investigated and the hotel types are ranked accordingly. Our results indicate that hotels that are located in historic sites are more favorable for the tourists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Service Science - Proceedings of the 2018 INFORMS International Conference on Service Science
EditorsHui Yang, Robin Qiu
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783030047252
StatePublished - 2019
EventINFORMS International Conference on Service Science, ICSS 2018 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: Nov 3 2018Nov 3 2018

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Business and Economics
ISSN (Print)2198-7246
ISSN (Electronic)2198-7254


ConferenceINFORMS International Conference on Service Science, ICSS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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