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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.
  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: 250

, currently showing 21 to 40.

  1. 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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    Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands Tourist Board

    Telephone

    10000

    Falkland Islands Tourist Board,

    Design and implementation of a face-to-face air visitor exit survey capturing visitor and trip characteristics. The data is analysed annually, with the key findings presented in the Falkland Islands Tourist Board’s Annual Statistics Report.

  3. Address

    Europe, Mintel

    Telephone

    2500

    Mintel,

    Niche market report covering European Rail Tourism that looks at the major European tourist trains and journeys that travel both in-country and internationally, explores rail pass options and the Railway Tourist, including the future for the sector.

  4. Address

    Aruba, Aruba Tourism Authority

    Telephone

    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…

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    Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands Tourist Board

    Telephone

    40000

    Falkland Islands Tourist Board,

    Development of a series of tourism satellite accounts for the Falkland Islands since 2009, with each one updating the previous. New compilations of the TSA are undertaken every other year, based on the findings from the ongoing air, cruise and…

  6. Address

    India, Mahindra Holidays and Resorts

    Telephone

    350000

    Mahindra Holidays and Resorts,

    Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Ltd needed to launch their new homestay product in the UK market. They asked Acorn to lead on the development of the brand and delivery of the sales and marketing and social media campaign.

  7. Address

    Rwanda, Rwanda Development Board

    Telephone

    186000

    Rwanda Development Board,

    Study to develop a system of tourism statistics for Rwanda, including the implementation of a visitor exit survey, accommodation occupancy survey, and a process for the collection and compilation of visitor arrivals statistics. This led to the…

  8. Address

    Belize, Belize Sustainable Tourism Programme, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Inter-American Development Bank

    Telephone

    200000

    Belize Sustainable Tourism Programme, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Inter-American Development Bank,

    A 12-month project that developed tourism corridors in Corozal and Toledo that engaged local communities through extensive consultation, product development, branding and marketing.

  9. Address

    Leicestershire, United Kingdom, Melton District Council

    Telephone

    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,…

  10. Address

    Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands Tourist Board

    Telephone

    6500

    Falkland Islands Tourist Board,

    Analysis of the times and costs of air travel to the Falkland Islands from various key markets around the world, with the aim of identifying which markets had the shortest travel time and costs ,and to identify those with significant potential for…

  11. Address

    City of London, United Kingdom, City of London Corporation

    Telephone

    5000

    City of London Corporation,

    The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile in London with the task of developing and promoting the area to visitors. To assist with planning, marketing and monitoring tourism they contracted Acorn T-Stats in 2013 to…

  12. Address

    East Sussex, United Kingdom, High Weald AONB Joint Advisory Committee

    Telephone

    5000

    High Weald AONB Joint Advisory Committee,

    A review of tourism in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was undertaken to inform managers, the Joint Advisory Committee, about how the area is used and enjoyed by visitors and how public understanding and enjoyment could be improved.

  13. Address

    Africa, Mintel

    Telephone

    2500

    Mintel,

    Specialist niche market report that examines Cross-Continental Tourism in sub-Saharan Africa, discussing the major destinations and typical routes, methods of transport, size of the market, trip characteristics and operators in the market.

  14. Address

    United Kingdom, Moment Factory

    Telephone

    20000

    Moment Factory,

    In depth research and field work was used to advise on a business and marketing plan for how an immersive experience that celebrates the heritage of sacred spaces could be launched in the UK.

  15. Address

    East Sussex, United Kingdom, Private Client

    Telephone

    5000

    Private Client,

    Evaluation of rural tourism and self-catering accommodation market trends, appraisal of supply and demand for accommodation in the area, and assessment of the business viability for a self-catering accommodation operation.

  16. Address

    Cumbria, United Kingdom, Cumbria Tourism

    Telephone

    5000

    Cumbria Tourism,

    Cumbria Tourism’s mission is to create a world class visitor experience through effective marketing and proactive sustainable tourism development. To assist with this, they contracted Acorn T-Stats in 2019 to implement our online tourism statistics…

  17. Address

    Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, Lincolnshire County Council

    Telephone

    15000

    Lincolnshire County Council,

    The cumulative potential of Uphill Lincoln's historic assets: the Norman castle, cathedral, Bishop's Palace and Magna Carta, were assessed and investment opportunities identified to help Lincoln move from being a half-day to a short break…

  18. Address

    Kent, United Kingdom, Dover District Council

    Telephone

    6000

    Dover District Council,

    Dover District Council needed a tourism signage audit for the town. Each sign was photographed and mapped and a full analysis of the locations, condition and purpose of the signs was reported together with GIS mapping for all signs.

  19. Address

    Worldwide, Mintel

    Telephone

    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.

  20. Address

    Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands Tourist Board

    Telephone

    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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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
  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. 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
  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. 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
  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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