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Introducing Travellyze's Latest Feature: Customer Satisfaction Audit

At Travellyze, we continually strive to enhance our offerings and provide valuable insights to our clients. We are excited to introduce the Customer Satisfaction Audit within the Brand Performance Section. This audit leverages responses to a new question in our surveys, focusing on tourists' satisfaction with their experiences at various destinations. Central to this audit is the Net Promoter Score (NPS), a key metric for gauging customer loyalty and satisfaction.

What is the Net Promoter Score (NPS)?

The Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a widely recognized metric used to measure customer loyalty toward a brand or company. It is based on a straightforward question: "On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely are you to recommend our company to a friend or colleague?" Despite its simplicity, the NPS provides profound insights into customer satisfaction and potential for brand growth.

How is the NPS Calculated?

The calculation of NPS involves categorizing respondents based on their scores into three groups: promoters, passives, and detractors.
  • Promoters: Respondents who score 9 or 10 are considered promoters. They are highly satisfied and loyal customers who are likely to continue buying and referring others, driving growth.
  • Passives: Those who score 7 or 8 are classified as passives. They are satisfied but not enthusiastic, making them susceptible to competitive offers.
  • Detractors: Respondents who score between 0 and 6 are deemed detractors. These customers are dissatisfied and can negatively impact the brand through unfavorable word-of-mouth.
To calculate the NPS, subtract the percentage of detractors from the percentage of promoters. The resulting score can range from -100% (if everyone is a detractor) to 100% (if everyone is a promoter). This method ensures that the NPS is a stringent measure of customer satisfaction, heavily skewed towards excellence.
For more in-depth information on NPS, you can refer to the article The One Number You Need to Grow, HBR 2003.

How to Interpret the NPS

Interpreting the NPS requires context. A raw score alone doesn't provide the full picture. For example, if your NPS is -32%, this might initially seem alarming. However, if the average NPS in your industry is -40%, a score of -32% indicates you are outperforming your competitors. Conversely, if the industry average is 31% and your score is 18%, there is room for improvement.
Additionally, tracking NPS over time can reveal trends in customer satisfaction. Even if your score remains negative, consistent improvements year after year signify that your efforts are paying off and customer satisfaction is on the rise.

How to Interpret NPS Components: Three Cases from the Spanish Market

In our survey, we assess satisfaction in two ways: by asking respondents if their experience was negative, positive, or positive with a desire to revisit, and by posing the NPS question. This dual approach allows us to determine the NPS for each of these groups.
A straightforward conclusion might be that to improve the NPS, efforts should focus on reducing the number of people with negative experiences. However, consider the following case. In analyzing Spanish travelers' evaluations of Andorra as a tourist destination, we found that while the NPS of those with a negative experience is very low (-2.8%), its impact on the overall NPS is minimal.
The main issue for Andorra is not the low NPS from those with bad experiences, nor is it that the NPS from those wanting to revisit (1.5%) is not high enough. The significant factor is a large group (-13.4%)—those who had a positive experience—who do not recommend visiting the destination despite their positive experience. For Andorra to significantly improve its NPS, efforts should focus on encouraging these satisfied travelers to recommend it.
Let's analyze another example. In the case of the Czech Republic, the contribution of the negative experience group (-3%) is slightly higher than that of the positive experience group (-2.8%), which is still in negative territory. Here, it makes sense to work on improving the experiences of the detractors to enhance the overall NPS.
Finally, consider Italy, which has a very positive NPS among Spaniards. Both those who had a positive experience (9.6%) and those who want to revisit (24.7%) are promoters of the destination. Additionally, the incidence of the negative experience group (-2.8%) is very small. Italy stands as a success story in terms of tourist satisfaction.


The introduction of the Customer Satisfaction Audit in Travellyze's Brand Performance Section marks a significant enhancement in our ability to measure and understand tourist satisfaction. By utilizing the NPS, we offer a rigorous and insightful metric that can help destinations and tourism professionals gauge customer loyalty and satisfaction effectively.
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