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Summary 

The CBI, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, commissioned Acorn Tourism to research and write a report about the FIT (Fully Independent Traveller) market segment, a substantial traveller group from Europe.  The segment offers considerable opportunities for SMEs in developing countries and  Acorn’s research offered SMEs useful advice to prepare their tourism product for the European FIT market. 

Our Approach 

Acorn’s study provided detailed analysis of the market segment, providing key insights that included:

  1. The requirements that must be complied with which are either mandatory or desirable for the niche, including recommended standards for Adventure tourism which is a market of considerable interest to the FIT market segment.
  2. How the market is comprised of a broad range of consumers who like to take part in a diverse range of immersive, authentic and sustainable experiences.
  3. The importance of having a strong online presence for the FIT market segment as they are resourceful travellers and use the Internet widely to research and book their travel experiences.

Outcome

The study provided a thorough analysis of the FIT market segment, offering a wide range of advice to SMEs in developing countries to help them target this significant group of travellers.  It revealed useful information about their demographic and travel motivations, how they purchase travel products, popular destinations for FITs and typical travel experiences.

Directions

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Fully Independent Travellers (FIT) - A Business Guide for SMEs

Client:

CBI, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency,

Location:

Worldwide
CBI, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency

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

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Flimwell, East Sussex, TN5 7PR, UK

+44 (0) 1580 879970

contact@acorntourism.co.uk