Tourism development consultants

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

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Recent case studies

Oxford T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

South East, England
Tourism statistics

Online tourism statistics database for the collection, processing and dissemination of tourism statistics in Oxford. Acorn provides this service on an ongoing basis, providing support on the collection and interpretation of data.

Mongolian Cultural Tourism Development

Product development

The Minister needed advice on how Mongolia’s cultural tourism offer could meet internationally sustainable tourism guidelines and benefit remote and rural communities. We identified products to attract visitors from France, Germany, Japan, Russia and USA.

Adventure Tourism in Africa

Niche Market Reports

Niche market report that examines the state of adventure tourism around the world and in Africa, the emerging and main destinations for adventure tourism in Africa, profiles of the adventure tourist, and the future for adventure tourism in Africa to 2030.

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.

Digital Marketing for the Falklands

Branding & Marketing

Implemented a Digital Marketing Strategy for Falkland Islands Tourist Board, with the overall aim of increasing awareness of the Falklands as a holiday destination. Individual tasks include email marketing through newsletters, Facebook marketing, and website SEO and management.

Saudi Arabia Country Report

Middle East
Market research

A report on Saudi Arabia which examines how major infrastructure projects will benefit the tourism industry, covers the country's performance by comparison with its Middle Eastern neighbours and looks at what the future holds for religious tourism, the key industry segment.

“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.”