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Twenty years of sustainable tourism development for destinations worldwide

Twenty years of sustainable tourism development for destinations worldwide

Helping tourism businesses innovate and stimulate the visitor economy

Helping tourism businesses innovate and stimulate the visitor economy

Welcome to Acorn Tourism Consulting

What We Do

Inspiration

  1. Clifton Suspension Bridge Balloon Festival
    Our reputation in the field of tourism statistics and measuring the economic impact of tourism is unparalleled. We are experts in the development of systems of tourism statistics, compilation of tourism satellite accounts and natural capital accounting, as well as measuring the local economic impact of tourism. Our ATOM forecasting model and T-Stats tourism tracking system are two products we have developed and installed in destinations across the globe.
  2. Scuba diver in the Caribbean
    We plan and develop tourism products and experiences that are financially and environmentally sustainable. Acorn’s in-depth understanding of niche visitor markets ensures we can help you differentiate yourself from your competitors by creating innovative market-led experiences. We can provide options appraisals, feasibility studies, business planning and capacity building to support your product development process.
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    In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, it is essential to have a strong brand and a marketing campaign that clearly promotes your values and resonates with your target audience. Acorn builds destination brands and content marketing strategies. We deliver digital marketing campaigns, build national tourism websites and create inspiring content. Working with travel influencers we can do social media takeovers. We can also monitor your brand awareness and the effectiveness of your promotional campaigns.
  4. Aerial beach umbrellas
    We can help you work out where you want to go and how to get there. Acorn uses a well-defined strategic planning process to establish how you can become a more competitive and sustainable destination or tourism business. Our approach is collaborative, engaging widely with your stakeholders, creating a joint vision and co-developing an Action Plan that can be implemented with the available financial resources and workforce.
  5. Woman leaning out of train window
    We offer expert qualitative and quantitative tourism market research, including face-to-face and online surveys, focus groups, bulletin boards, and business and stakeholder consultations. We maintain and update vast databases of research that include niche market and destination profiles, inbound and outbound tourist flows, and industry trends. This allows us to commentate, predict and forecast with insight, intelligence and confidence.
  6. Couple of high rock in Norway
    T-Stats is our online tourism tracking system for destinations. We understand that every destination is different, so T-Stats is tailor-made to allow you to track whatever is important, from accommodation occupancy, through to visits to attractions, footfall, attendance at events and even the weather. Bringing all this together into one easy-to-use database provides information for assessing the effectiveness of marketing activities, attracting investors, assisting funding applications or simply getting to know your destination better.
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Acorn Tourism Consulting has:

Inspiration

  1. Successfully completed
    302
    projects
  2. Enjoyed working with
    157
    clients
  3. Delivered projects in
    82
    countries
  4. Served the sector for
    21
    years

Where We Work

Number of results: 250

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    Ethiopia, Great Ethiopian Run plc

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    Great Ethiopian Run plc,

    Acorn worked with the Great Ethiopian Run, Africa's biggest road race, to produce a 3-year digital marketing strategy to increase international participation. This involved 4 high-profile travel influencers participating in the race and generating a…

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    Lesotho, Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation, World Bank

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    46000

    Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation, World Bank,

    Study to assess the existing system of tourism statistics and make recommendations to develop them into a robust set of surveys, analysis and reporting activities. The study also determined the readiness in Lesotho for the development of a first…

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    Tristan da Cunha, South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute

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    12000

    South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute,

    Study to assess the potential for land and ocean-based tourism on Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic, and compile a broad-brush strategy for developing the sector in a realistic and sustainable way.

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    France, Comité Régional du Tourisme Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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    56000

    Comité Régional du Tourisme Nord-Pas-de-Calais,

    There are a large number of World War I and II sites in Northern France, some of which are well-known, but most are relatively unknown. These were assessed to provide a strategy for developing and marketing them to UK visitors; special focus was…

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    Hampshire, United Kingdom, Explore Worldwide

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    9000

    Explore Worldwide,

    This study was commissioned by a leading UK adventure tour operator to examine the market for Free Independent Traveller (FIT) adventure travel, and assess its strengths and weaknesses to determine what opportunities may exist to expand into this…

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    Worldwide, Mintel

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    2500

    Mintel,

    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.

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    Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia Ministry of Tourism

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    32000

    Saudi Arabia Ministry of Tourism,

    The 13 provinces of Saudi Arabia were surveyed by AC Nielsen to determine domestic visitor and trip characteristics. Acorn was subsequently commissioned to develop outline action plans for product development and marketing to boost domestic tourism…

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    Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands Tourist Board

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    5000

    Falkland Islands Tourist Board,

    To monitor the tourism sector and enable regular and up-to-date reporting of visitor arrivals, the Falkland Islands Tourist Board contracted Acorn T-Stats in 2011 to implement our online tourism statistics tracking system for the Islands.

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    Warwickshire, United Kingdom, Wellesbourne Parish Council

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    20000

    Wellesbourne Parish Council,

    Acorn proposed developing this wheelwright and blacksmith yard into a working museum with a blacksmith employed to operate the site. These proposals helped Chedham’s Yard to win funding from the BBC’s Restoration Village in 2006.

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    Lesotho, Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation, World Bank

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    55000

    Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation, World Bank,

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

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    Latvia, Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia, European Union

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    8000

    Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia, European Union,

    Study to assess the existing collection and organisation of tourism information in Latvia, and propose a national system to provide all the regional tourism information offices with up-to-date information on the sector.

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    Hampshire, United Kingdom, Rural Ways, Tourism South East

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    10000

    Rural Ways, Tourism South East,

    Nine short break outdoor activity itineraries were developed in Kent, West Sussex and Hampshire Tourism South East’s Rural Ways website. The itineraries promoted walking, cycling, equestrian activities, where to stay, eat, drink, buy local produce…

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    Ghana, Ministry of Tourism, UNWTO, UNDP

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    15000

    Ministry of Tourism, UNWTO, UNDP,

    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.

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    Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands Tourist Board

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    8000

    Falkland Islands Tourist Board,

    Study to assess the economic impact of the cruise sector in the Falklands, focusing on the revenue generated by the cruise vessels through the payment of passenger dues, taxes and purchases from the private sector of goods and services.

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    Leicestershire, United Kingdom, Melton District Council

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    40000

    Melton District Council,

    Acorn, working with thinkingplace, developed the Melton Story, Destination Management Plan and Place Brand, based on a robust destination assessment and extensive stakeholder engagement, to provide Melton Mowbray with the direction for a strategic,…

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    Barcelona, Spain, Private Company, Barcelona

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    10000

    Private Company, Barcelona

    We shared our nautical tourism business and blue economy marketing expertise with the developers of an innovative underwater activity attraction and beach club, where divers and their families can enjoy and celebrate the underwater world.

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    Jordan, USAID, Ministry of Tourism

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    18000

    USAID, Ministry of Tourism,

    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.

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    Worldwide, CBI, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency

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    5000

    CBI, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency,

    A detailed and extensive study into the process of risk management for tourism businesses that involved both establishing a Risk Management Process before a crisis occurs, and the four-step process to be adopted during the crisis.

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    Botswana, Department of Tourism

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    25000

    Department of Tourism,

    In 2000, Acorn developed an offline tourism statistics database to assist with measuring and reporting on inbound and domestic tourism, and the activities of all businesses in the tourism sector, using Microsoft Access. In 2014 this system was…

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    Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands Tourist Board

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    12000

    Falkland Islands Tourist Board,

    Assistance to the Falkland Islands Tourist Board providing regular updates on the likely impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and development of a scenario model to project visitor numbers and expenditure over a 12-month period depending on a range of…

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Featured Projects

Inspiration

  1. Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa used Influencers to raise awareness as part of their international
    Acorn worked with the Great Ethiopian Run, Africa's biggest road race, to produce a 3-year digital marketing strategy to increase international participation. This involved 4 high-profile travel influencers participating in the race and generating a reach of 1.25 million and 8% engagement.
    1. 1 Feb 20191 Apr 2020
    2. 1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020
  2. Responding to COVID-19: Impact on Tourism in Jordan
    Developed a model for projecting visitor arrivals and expenditure to Jordan, the Middle East and worldwide over the period to 2030. Scenarios for the development of the pandemic were then applied to identify impacts on visitor arrivals, expenditure, gross direct tourism value added, and employment.
    1. 1 Mar 20201 Jun 2020
    2. 1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020
  3. Kayaking and other outdoor activities were part of this business plan for planning application for an estate in Surrey
    This private estate needed initial feasibility and planning advice to restore a 100-acre site with sand pit and lakes to create a viable water-based natural attraction, which opened to the public in 2018.
    1. 1 Mar 20161 Feb 2017
    2. 1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020
  4. Lincoln Cathedral, UK
    Study to provide Visit Lincoln and two surrounding local authorities with an in depth understanding of the profile of visitors, focusing in particular on demographics, lifestyle and interests. Also included the investigation into seasonality impacts through deployment of an accommodation survey.
    1. 1 Mar 20141 Sep 2014
    2. 1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020
  5. Senegal
    Assessment of the current demand for tourism in Senegal, creating a detailed profile of existing and potential visitors to the country. Using this data, the study developed a long list of potential investment projects to satisfy the expected demand over the next 10 years.
    1. 1 Feb 20191 Aug 2019
    2. 1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020
  6. Roseau, Dominica
    Study contracted by Discover Dominica Authority to develop a sustainable voluntourism strategy for the country with the overall aim of increasing visitor numbers and expenditure. This included practical guidelines for the private sector on how to develop this niche segment.
    1. 1 Mar 20191 Jun 2019
    2. 1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020

"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
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3 Woodland Enterprise Centre, Hastings Road,
Flimwell, East Sussex, TN5 7PR, UK

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