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Effective destination management is achieved through an in-depth understanding of your visitor economy: we have extensive experience of developing tourism databases to provide destinations with invaluable market insight and intelligence.

We provide a number of services to help destinations assess the health of their visitor economy, providing insight into the relationships between different elements of the tourism sector, including:

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"Acorn developed T-Stats, an innovative and extremely useful online database that has transformed the way Newcastle Gateshead Initiative tracks the local visitor economy. We now know what is happening in the hotels, attractions and other tourism services on an almost daily basis."

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Palau Visitor Survey

East Asia Pacific
Market research Tourism statistics

Acorn implemented an international visitor survey for the BTA to execute at Koror Airport on departing visitors. The survey was carried out using iPads, over one year, with a sample size of 6,000. Analysis and reporting was also included in the study.

Tourism Market Intelligence System

Caribbean
Market research Tourism statistics Strategic planning Branding & Marketing

Research, design and implementation of a tourism market research system for the nine OECS member states in the Caribbean. The online tourism resource was aimed at helping the countries to compete more effectively within the American and European markets.

TSA Readiness and Pilot Implementation Plan

Caribbean
Tourism statistics

Study to determine the level of readiness to develop a first experimental TSA within the nine OECS member states. Research included an assessment of the system of tourism statistics and national accounts in each destination.

Value Chain Analysis for Kenya

Africa
Tourism statistics

In depth tourism economic research was undertaken with our Kenyan colleagues Strategic Business Associates, to identify the tourism value chain and understand the exact distribution of the visitor dollar in Kenya.

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.

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.

St. Helena Tourist Exit Survey and Tourism Tracking

Tourism statistics

With the opening of the first ever air link to St. Helena, Acorn was commissioned to set up a visitor exit survey and establish a system of tourism statistics for the Island in order to measure and track tourism.

Lesotho Visitor Exit Survey and Business Barometer

Tourism statistics

Design and implementation of a 6,000 sample visitor exit survey for Lesotho using electronic data capture through iPads donated by Acorn. The project also included the implementation of a business barometer.

Tourism Natural Capital Account for Botswana

Tourism statistics

Research into the data available and feasibility of developing a natural capital account (NCA) for Botswana, under the World Bank WAVES Project. This would be the first NCA for tourism in the world.

Lincoln T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

East Midlands, England
Tourism statistics

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

Bristol T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

South West, England
Tourism statistics

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

Greenwich T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

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

Tourism Satellite Account for Marshall Islands

Tourism statistics

Following the visitor survey undertaken in the Marshall Islands, data was collected from secondary sources regarding the supply side of the tourism sector, and a first experimental tourism satellite account was compiled.

Tourism Statistics Database in Lesotho

Tourism statistics

This project brought together all the tourism statistics that had been collected over the previous 10 years and brought them together in an online tourism statistics database that was programmed specifically for Lesotho.

Gloucester T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

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

Isle of Man T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

North West, England
Tourism statistics

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

Stratford-upon-Avon T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

West Midlands
Tourism statistics

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

Annual Statistics Reporting for the Falkland Islands

Tourism statistics

Each year Acorn compiles all the tourism statistics for the Falkland Islands into a single annual statistics report. This includes air and cruise survey findings, air and cruise arrivals, accommodation occupancy, and domestic tourism survey findings.

Tourism Satellite Account for Tanzania

Tourism statistics

Development of a tourism satellite account for Tanzania. The account was based on existing data, and therefore the identification of data limitations was a key part of the study so that the system of statistics can be improved for future compilations.

Namibia Domestic Tourism Survey

Tourism statistics

Design and implementation of a domestic tourism survey in Namibia to assess the scope and economic impact of domestic travel. Included design of the survey, interviewer training, pilot testing, tracking a 3,000 household survey, analysis and reporting.

Tourism Satellite Account for the Falkland Islands

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Development of three tourism satellite accounts for the Falkland Islands over a period of eight years, with each one updating the previous. The most recent update was for 2014, which was completed in 2016.

Bradford T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

Yorkshire and Humber, England
Tourism statistics

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

T-Stats Tourism Data Management System for York

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

Indirect Impact of Tourism in Jordan

Tourism statistics

Based on input-output tables generated by the Jordanian Department of Statistics, and using the Leontief Inverse methodology, the indirect impact of tourism in Jordan was calculated.

Cornwall T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

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

Great Yarmouth T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

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

City of London T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

London, England
Tourism statistics

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

Kuwait Tourism Statistics

Tourism statistics

Developed a system of tourism statistics for Kuwait, and designed and programmed an online tourism statistics database for the storage, processing and dissemination of these data. The study also included the design and implementation of a visitor survey.

Denmark T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

Tourism statistics

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

Tourism Statistics Review and Development of a TSA in Lesotho

Tourism statistics

This study developed the first satellite account for Lesotho and made recommendations regarding improvements to data collection for more accurate results.

Visit England Destination Intelligence System

England
Tourism statistics

Developed an online tourism statistics database to bring together all of the Visit England annual surveys in one place, and provide the user with powerful interrogation tools.

Tourism Satellite Account for Jordan

Tourism statistics

Acorn developed tourism satellite accounts for Jordan for both 2010 and 2012, and undertook extensive training workshops in Amman for the Bureau of Statistics on the development of the individual tables.

Bournemouth T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

South West, England
Tourism statistics

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

Cotwolds T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

South West, England
Tourism statistics

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

Tourism Satellite Account for Albania

Tourism statistics

Assessment of the system of tourism statistics in Albania and compilation of a first tourism satellite sccount for the country.

Tourism Statistics Database for Rwanda

Tourism statistics

Development of a tourism statistics database for the collection, compilation and dissemination of tourism statistics in Rwanda. The study also included the development of a first experimental tourism satellite account for the country.

Durham T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

North East, England
Tourism statistics

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

Statistics Reporting and Database Upgrade in Botswana

Tourism statistics

Around 10 years after Acorn developed the first tourism statistics database for the Department of Tourism, we returned to upgrade the database to provide more sophisticated analysis tools and enable the capture a broader range of tourism information.

North East England T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

North East, England
Tourism statistics

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

Improving the System of Tourism Statistics in Rwanda

Tourism statistics

Developed a system of tourism statistics for Rwanda, including the implementation of a visitor exit survey, accommodation occupancy survey, and a system for the collection and compilation of visitor arrivals statistics.

Regional Tourism Database for Kukes Region in Albania

Kukes
Tourism statistics

Design and implementation of a visitor survey and accommodation occupancy survey for the Kukes region. This data was used to better understand tourism in the region as well as make an estimate of the economic significance of tourism.

Regional Tourism Database for Korca Region in Albania

Korca
Tourism statistics

Design and implementation of a visitor survey and accommodation occupancy survey for the Korca region. This data was used to better understand tourism in the region as well as make an estimate of the economic significance of tourism.

Bath T-Stats Tourism Data Management System

South West, England
Tourism statistics

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

Tourism Statistics Training and TSA in Botswana

Tourism statistics

A first tourism satellite account was the primary output of this project, although it also made recommendations on improvements to the system of tourism statistics to build a more robust satellite account in the future.

Tourism Statistics System for the Punjab

Punjab
Tourism statistics

The principal aim of this project was to assess the system of tourism statistics in Punjab, and make recommendations on how it should be improved. The project also looked into the potential development of a tourism statistics database.

Improvement of Tourism Statistics in Vietnam

Tourism statistics

Development of a system of tourism statistics for Vietnam to enable the commencement of a range of data collection, including and air visitor survey, domestic tourism survey, accommodation occupancy survey, and tourism sector supply surveys.

Tourism Satellite Account Review in South Africa

Tourism statistics

Review of the tourism satellite account project in South Africa, including the delivery of training seminars on its further development. The South Africa TSA is now updated on an annual basis and is the most advanced account in Africa.

Strengthening Tourism Statistics in Botswana

Tourism statistics

This project brought together the tourism statistics that had been collected over the previous years and compiled them into an insightful tourism statistics report that was aimed at government departments and businesses looking to invest in the sector.

Improvement of Tourism Statistics in St. Vincent

Tourism statistics

An extensive tourism statistics study for St. Vincent that included the design and implementation of a system of tourism statistics, including an air visitor survey, cruise and yacht visitor survey, accommodation survey, and attractions survey.

Tourism Statistics Review for Oman

Tourism statistics

Assessment of the system of tourism statistics in Oman, and recommendations to improve these in order to have a better understanding of the volume and value of the tourism sector.

System of Tourism Statistics and Database in Botswana

Tourism statistics

This one-year project focused on strengthening the Research and Statistics Department by setting up a system of tourism statistics and developing a comprehensive tourism statistics database to formalise the storage, processing and retrieval of data.

Tourism 2020 Vision

Tourism statistics

Researched and wrote eight detailed reports for the UNWTO that forecast tourist arrivals for every country in the world over the period to 2020.

Tourism Statistics Review in Yemen

Tourism statistics

Review of the system of tourism statistics in Yemen with recommendations on improvements to broaden the scope and timeliness of data collection and dissemination.

Tourism Statistics Review in Syria

Tourism statistics

Review of the system of tourism statistics in Syria with recommendations on improvements to broaden the scope and timeliness of data collection and dissemination.

Tourism Statistics Review in Namibia

Tourism statistics

Review of the system of tourism statistics in Namibia, with recommendations on improvements to broaden the scope and timeliness of data collection and dissemination.

Tourism Statistics and Institutional Strengthening in Palestine

Tourism statistics

Developed a tourism statistics database for the Ministry of Tourism in Palestine to store, process and disseminate data collected from their visitor and accommodation surveys. A system of tourism statistics was also established.

Tourism Statistics Database Review for Ghana

Tourism statistics

Review of Ghana's proposed tourism database that aimed to link regional tourism offices with the head office in Accra. Improvements to the proposed system were recommended, including a system of regional data collection.