عنوان مقاله [English]
objecive: Information age has transformed into the digital age by developing digital technologies and new communication channels, such as social media. Customers spend most of their time in social media and companies have to be where their customers are. Active social media presence is a key strategy for all businesses and they must create memorable and superior customer experience by using these platforms. This research aims at developing a framework for explaining the role of social media in customer experience management in hotel industry.
Methodology: To do so, first by reviewing the literature, we select a framework for customer experience management in hotel industry. Then, we explain the role of social media in its stages and steps, using systematic literature review.
Findings: With literature review, we obtained a four-stage framework for CEM in the hotel industry. These four stages are customer identification, customer experience design, customer experience implementation, and customer experience measurement. With SLR, the study shows that social media has an important role in all stages, except in one step, touchpoint prioritization.
Result: Social media is one of the most important components of the customer experience, and organizations that integrate social media with the customer experience have created better experiences for their customers than competitors. Hotel managers need to understand the role and capabilities of social media in managing the customer experience and use this tool to gain a competitive advantage and advance in the market.