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In the conventional marketing mix, a focus on physical distribution handicaps the use of "place" in planning marketing strategy for hospitality services. To replace it, the article introduces a new group of variables called "performance," which focus instead on availability and accessibility. The author does not intend to offer detailed descriptions of specific variables but rather to suggest associations and relationships among issues and options in marketing hospitality services that may not previously have been recognized, and to address the diverse segments of the hospitality services industry in general, including lodging, food, beverage, private club, cruise ship, and travel-destination services.
"Replacing Place In Marketing-Mix Strategy For Hospitality Services,"
Hospitality Review: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/hospitalityreview/vol4/iss1/4