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

Shepway Destination Management Plan

South East
Strategic planning

The Destination Management Plan for Shepway is based on extensive stakeholder consultation and shared responsibility. It provides a short, medium and long-term Action Plan to take forward the tourism sector to maximise economic growth.

Golf Tourism

Niche Market Reports

Specialist niche market report covering Golf Tourism: who plays and top generating markets, where they play, which operators lead the market and what the future holds for the sector.

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.

Masterplan for Fobney Turbine House near Reading

South East
Product development

The disused Turbine House on the Kennet and Avon Canal was in need of restoration. Working with a diverse stakeholders and associates Allen Scott, we developed a vision for the area and a feasibility study to inform a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Oman Statistics and Capacity Building

Tourism statistics

New surveys included a cruise visitor survey and an attractions survey, as well as an assessment of the value of Oman's overseas tourism offices.

Assessing the Value of the City Information Centre in London

Market research

An assessment was made of the value added of having a visitor information centre in the City of London. Visitors to the centre were interviewed to find out if they made additional expenditure in the City as a consequence of their visit.

“The Falkland Islands needed an accommodation accreditation scheme to help with tourist expectations and improve standards.  Acorn set up, established, and continues to grade our accommodation each year.  The scheme has been a huge success and has driven up the quality of accommodation on the Islands."

Stephanie Middleton

CEO, Falkland Islands Tourist Board

"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.”