Indian families at the Taj Mahal, India

About

Summary 

Acorn was commissioned by the CBI, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, to research and write a detailed study about the Diaspora Tourism market segment, which includes the substantial Visiting Friends and Relatives segment.  Diaspora populations offer considerable economic opportunities and governments around the world are increasingly keen to attract them.   The purpose of the report was to support SME’s in developing countries to create and take opportunities to develop initiatives to support the segment. 

Our Approach 

The study provided key insights into the European market for the diaspora segment, including:

  1. What requirements must be complied with that are either mandatory or desirable for the niche, and how to present tourism travel products to the diaspora segment effectively, making it attractive and easy for them to visit.  
  2. What the common travel motivations are for the segment and the importance of developing suitable cultural, historical and religious attractions to appeal to the wide range of needs of the segment that transcends several generations.  
  3. Analysis of the competition for European diaspora populations in terms of the top competing developing destinations, examples of how local operators are working in the market, and examples of travel product aimed at the diaspora segment.

Outcome

The study provided a thorough analysis of the diaspora travel segment and offered a wide range of practical advice to help local tour operators develop their own travel products to attract the European diaspora market.  

It also revealed key highlights including the need to thoroughly research the diaspora market and understand their motivations to visit, establish suitable travel products that are good value, and improve online presence to reach the market more effectively.

Directions

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Diaspora Tourism - A Business Guide for SMEs

Client:

CBI, the Netherlands Enterprise Centre,

Location:

Worldwide
CBI, the Netherlands Enterprise Centre

This project contributes to the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Acorn AwardsSDG 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere SDG 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere 2020
  • Acorn AwardsSDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and work SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and work 2020
  • Acorn AwardsSDG10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries SDG10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries 2020
  • Acorn AwardsSDG11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable SDG11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 2020

Contact us

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

+44 (0) 1580 879970

contact@acorntourism.co.uk