Evaluation of Guest Satisfaction about Hospitality Services: A Case of Accommodation Units in Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital, renowned as the Lake District of Uttarakhand, is a popular hill station in North India since the time of Britishers which attracts a large number of tourists, domestic as well as international, every year. In order to meet the need of overnight visitors, Nainital houses a plethora of accommodation units of all kinds, ranging from the budget to star category properties, as per the demand of the visitors. Satisfied and repeat customers play a key role in the success of any business. The present study was initiated with the primary purpose to evaluate customer satisfaction about the various products and services offered by the accommodation units in Nainital. The study also attempts to identify any significant broad category of determining factors of customer satisfaction specific to the accommodation industry at Nainital. Primary data, on various service attributes related to hospitality industry that can influence customer satisfaction, were collected from 200 tourists visited the study area for varied reasons through structured questionnaires by applying random sampling methods in order to achieve the framed objectives of the study. The results provide some insights on how customers rate the service quality and also highlight the broad factors determining the customer towards hospitality industry in Nainital. Thus, the result can be used as a guide for hotel managers to improve the essential quality attributes and enhance service quality as well as business performance.