Tourism development consultants

Research, statistics, planning, development and marketing for
tourism destinations and businesses.

our services

Where we work

Project Title

Market research Strategic planning Marketing

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Recent case studies

Culture Mile Impact Assessment

City of London, England
Market research

Assessment of the impact of the Culture Mile Pop-Up Art programme through observations and interviews with 200 persons showing a level of interest in the installations.

Wealden Destination Management Plan

South East, England
Strategic planning

The District's visitor economy was comprehensively analysed to inform the next tourism strategy and marketing action plan. Based on our recommendations increased business engagement was prioritised to ensure a collaborative approach to the new DMP.

Ethiopia's National Marketing Materials

Branding & Marketing

Acorn led an international team of web and graphic designers, writers, photographers, cartographers and videographers to produce the national tourism website, videos, image library and brochures to promote the country as a world-class tourism destination.

Nautical Tourism in San Andres and Providencia, Colombia

Product development

Market research, stakeholder consultation and workshops in San Andres and Providencia were used to identify nautical tourism products that could attract new niche audiences to these two Colombian owned islands in the western Caribbean.

Sculpture in the City Impact Assessment

City of London, England
Market research

Assessment of the impact of the Sculpture in the City 2017-2108 project, including an estimate of visitor numbers and evaluation, in terms of expenditure, of the impact on the City economy that the sculpture park generated.

Falkland Islands Green Seal Scheme

Falkland Islands, Americas
Strategic planning Product development

Design, development and implementation of a green tourism scheme for accommodation establishments in the Falkland Islands. This raised environmental awareness amongst operators and visitors, and improved (amongst others) energy and waste practices.

“Acorn Tourism provided us with a true insight into the perception of Aruba and valuable data from which we can build our brand. The service was efficient, timely and the final report presented in a very useable format. I would certainly recommend them and happily use Acorn again”

Joanna Walding

Country Manager UK & Ireland, Aruba Tourism Authority

"Acorn were able to respond quickly to our request for a visitor survey and the collection of other tourism statistics to enable us to better understand the performance of the visitor economy. Subsequently, this has helped with strategic planning and marketing in the area.”

Emma Tatlow

CEO, Visit Lincoln

"Acorn’s in-depth research into niche market demand for cultural tourism, wildlife and birding provided excellent recommendations on how to develop products and market services to European consumers. Their work has been invaluable for Mongolian tour operators and local community projects.”