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Recent case studies

Food Tourism

Worldwide
Niche Market Reports

A report on the dynamic and growing niche tourism market of gastronomy and culinary experiences that explores major food destinations worldwide, food tourism influences and activities, who are food tourists and how the travel industry packages such experiences.

Vietnam Country Report

Asia
Market research

A report on the bright future anticipated for Vietnam as the country establishes itself as one of the leading destinations in South East Asia, with 10 million visitors for the first time in 2016, enjoying its first-class tourism product.

Belize Tourism Corridor Development in Toledo and Corozal

Americas
Product development

A year long project to develop tourism corridors in Corozal and Toledo that engage local communities through extensive consultation, product development, branding and marketing.

Creating Culinary Tourism Hosting Experiences in Ireland

Rural Ireland
Product development

To help Ireland’s local producers access visitor markets, we partnered with TravelingSpoon.com to source and promote rural food hosts to share their stories and love of Irish culinary traditions including oyster shucking and artisan beers.

Niche Product Roadmap for Aruba

Americas
Product development

We assessed potential demand for niche activities in Aruba including Adventure, Birding, Culinary, Nautical, Romance, Sport and Wellness, conducting stakeholder consultations to identify the products that could differentiate Aruba from its competitors.

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.

“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.”