Blog (Market Research) - Acorn Tourism

  • Tourism impacts residents quality of life: here’s what you can do.

    Tourism impacts residents quality of life: here’s what you can do.

    Read time: 1 min

    Monitoring inhabitants’ satisfaction has been identified by global sustainable destinations management standards as one of the essential guidelines to follow when working towards a more sustainable tourism industry. The local community is likely to be the one that suffers rather than benefits from tourism activities when their needs are not considered in tourism development.  Tourism activities are likely to disrupt residents’ quality of life: more traffic, less access to the city centre due to higher prices, etc.

  • Resident Visitor Survey for destination sustainable development.

    The one stakeholder NOT to forget…!

    Read time: 3 mins

    Sustainable tourism encompasses much more than solely protecting the environment in the destination, even though that is essential of course. A sustainable destination must be one that cares for its wildlife and landscapes, but also one that cares for its inhabitants! When thinking about tourism, one often thinks about visitors and the private tourism sector within the destination. But sometimes we forget the most important stakeholder: the local community, which is not always directly linked to the tourism sector.

  • Digital Nomad and Bleisure

    Millennials and Gen Z Poised to Spearhead a Rise in Bleisure Travel after COVID-19

    Read time: 1 min

    Before COVID-19, the ‘bleisure’ travel trend, defined as a mix of business and leisure travel, was taking off, driven by the Millennials (or Gen Y), a large, important travelling group.  Already keen travellers, Millennials are well known to be keen on experiential travel that offers an authentic insight into a destination, immersing themselves into new cultures and local lives. 

  • Sustainable Wildlife Tourism

    Sustainable Wildlife Tourism - Top Tips for creating unique trips

    Read time: 1 min

    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. 

  • Elephant riding

    Working to Improve the Welfare of Animals in Tourism

    Read time: 1 min

    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.