Brand Segmentation in the Hotel and Cruise Industries: Fact or Fiction?
by Michael Lynn, Ph.D.
Vol. 7, No 4, February 2007
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Brand Segmentation in the Hotel and Cruise Industries:
Fact or Fiction?
By Michael Lynn, Ph.D.