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.
  3. Butcher's window
    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: 270

, currently showing 21 to 40.

  1. Address

    Yemen, Ministry of Tourism, UNWTO

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    15000

    Ministry of Tourism, UNWTO,

    Review of the system of tourism statistics in Yemen, with recommendations for improvements to broaden the scope and timeliness of data collection and dissemination, and establish a computerised tourism statistics database.

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    Henfield, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Sussex Wildlife Trust

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    10000

    Sussex Wildlife Trust,

    To deliver a high-quality programme of education and outreach work, the Sussex Wildlife Trust needed a purpose-built education facility. Our feasibility assessment and business plan established the financial implications of a new centre.

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    Worldwide, CBI, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency

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    5000

    CBI, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency,

    A detailed report about the FIT (Fully Independent Traveller) market segment was required to support SME’s to prepare their tourism product for the European market.

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    Africa, Mintel

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    2500

    Mintel,

    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…

  5. Address

    Derbyshire, United Kingdom, Amber Valley Borough Council

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    10000

    Amber Valley Borough Council,

    Acorn and PLB Consulting were commissioned to undertake a feasibility study and options appraisal to extend the visitor centre at Strutt’s North Mill in Belper and assess the effect this would have on services in the long, medium, and short term.

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    East Sussex, United Kingdom, Visit Eastbourne

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    5000

    Visit Eastbourne,

    Visit Eastbourne is the destination management organisation for Eastbourne and the surrounding areas. Visit Eastbourne contracted Acorn T-Stats in 2019 to implement our online tourism statistics tracking system for the area, which also includes…

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    Aruba, Aruba Tourism Authority

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    40000

    Aruba Tourism Authority,

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

  8. Address

    St. Helena, St. Helena Tourism, DFID

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    33000

    St. Helena Tourism, DFID,

    Due to the imminent opening of the airport in St. Helena and a direct link with South Africa, this study undertook an analysis of marketing and branding, including the delivery of a number of workshops for stakeholders. Recommendations were made…

  9. Address

    Ascension Island, 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 Ascension Island in the South Atlantic, and compile a broad-brush strategy for developing the sector in a realistic and sustainable way.

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    Namibia, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, UNWTO, UNDP

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    12000

    Ministry of Environment and Tourism, UNWTO, UNDP,

    This project was commissioned to review the national tourism information system and system of tourism statistics, and make relevant recommendations and project proposals in order to strengthen the operational capacity of the Ministry of Environment…

  11. Address

    Ethiopia, Great Ethiopian Run plc

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    10000

    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…

  12. Address

    Kent, United Kingdom, Thanet District Council, EU Interreg IVa

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    40000

    Thanet District Council, EU Interreg IVa,

    Thanet's 17 beaches are its greatest tourist asset. This strategic action plan produced a master plan for each beach, identifying improvements to the visitor experience, locations for new beachside visitor accommodation and appropriate management…

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    Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands Tourist Board

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    25000

    Falkland Islands Tourist Board,

    Study to develop a system of tourism statistics to provide the Falkland Islands Tourist Board with robust data to plan, market, monitor and regulate the tourism sector. Included the design and implementation of air visitor, cruise visitor and…

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    Worldwide, Mintel

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    2500

    Mintel,

    Specialist niche market report that profiles the world’s great Mountain Tourism destinations and myriad of activities, and discusses the motivations of the ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ adventuring mountain tourist.

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    South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Visit Doncaster

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    5000

    Visit Doncaster,

    Visit Doncaster is the destination management organisation for Doncaster and the surrounding area. In 2018 they contracted Acorn T-Stats to implement our online tourism statistics tracking system to measure changes in the visitor economy in the…

  16. Address

    South Pacific, South Pacific Tourism Organisation

    Telephone

    15000

    South Pacific Tourism Organisation,

    Detailed market profiles of backpacking, diving and cultural tourism in the South Pacific region. The purpose of this study was to enable specialised and small-scale operators to understand these segments and thus help diversify the region’s market…

  17. Address

    East Sussex, United Kingdom, Pestalozzi International Village

    Telephone

    14000

    Pestalozzi International Village,

    Feasibility study for developing a conference centre at Pestalozzi's International Village in Sedlescombe in order to more effectively use the site, work more closely with the community, and generate an additional revenue stream.

  18. Address

    Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands Tourist Board

    Telephone

    6000

    Falkland Islands Tourist Board,

    Survey to gain insight into the users of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board website, and to gauge their levels of satisfaction with regards to the information it provided, its layout, ease of use, content, and usefulness providing information for…

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    Colombia, BEIS UK, Ecología Economia y Ética Asesorías Colombia, Boyaca

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    280000

    BEIS UK, Ecología Economia y Ética Asesorías Colombia , Boyaca

    We worked with three very different rural communities, all with exceptional biodiversity and all of which had been severely affected by the conflict in Colombia. Together with E3 Group in Colombia and RHS Kew Gardens, we developed tourist routes…

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    Worldwide, Mintel

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    2500

    Mintel,

    Specialist niche market report that looks at Mega Events and their legacies with detailed case studies of recent, major events, what their impacts are and how the concept of a legacy was born with a specific focus on tourism.

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Featured Projects

Inspiration

  1. Colombia tourist routes community based ecotourism
    We worked with three very different rural communities, all with exceptional biodiversity and all of which had been severely affected by the conflict in Colombia. Together with E3 Group in Colombia and RHS Kew Gardens, we developed tourist routes that promote forest protection and peacebuilding through community-based ecotourism.
    1. 1 Oct 201931 Oct 2020
    2. 1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020
    3. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
    4. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
  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. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
    4. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
  3. Bristol Market Research Clifton Suspension Bridge
    Bristol Future Parks was part of a two-year national Future Parks Accelerator scheme to enable Bristol City Council to transform their green spaces and become financially sustainable. Assessments of 10 pilot parks and best practice case studies informed a strategic roadmap for the way forward.
    1. 1 Apr 202031 Aug 2020
    2. 1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020
    3. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
    4. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
  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
    3. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
    4. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
  5. 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
    3. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
    4. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
  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
    3. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
    4. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021

"Acorn Tourism has produced multiple tourism research projects for the CBI including tourism sector Value Chain Analysis and niche market studies for SMEs in developing countries.  They are a very solid research partner and always deliver to great satisfaction."

Arthur Scheinhardt
Programme Manager Marketing Intelligence, CBI, Netherlands Enterprise Agency
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Blogs

Sustainable Wildlife Tourism

Sustainable Wildlife Tourism - Top Tips for creating unique trips

As local tour operators around the world eagerly anticipate being able to welcome tourists to visit their wildlife attractions once more, preparing their travel products for a ‘changed world’ provides multiple opportunities to add value and meet the needs of an increasingly discerning tourist. 

World Tourism Set Back 25 Years

World Tourism Set Back 25 Years

World tourist arrivals will grow by 65% to 666.6 million, up from 403.5 million in 2020 – that’s roughly the same number of tourists that travelled in 2000. 

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Working to Improve the Welfare of Animals in Tourism

One of the main issues the wildlife tourism industry faces is the welfare of animals in captive wildlife attractions and it is an issue that Europeans have become increasingly sensitive to. 

India Outbound Indian backpacker

Why Invest in India?

Reasons to invest in India's rapidly growing outbound markets.

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

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