Email Address email@example.com
Level Full Member With TCN
Company Acorn Tourism Consulting Limited
Phone 01580 879970
Website Address http://www.acorntourism.co.uk
Bio Kevin has over 30 years’ experience in the tourism sector, building up a strong reputation for creating tourism solutions for public and private sector organisations having worked in over 60 countries on more that 160 projects. In 1996 he established his first tourism consultancy firm that focussed predominantly on developing systems of tourism statistics and measuring the economic impact of tourism. Over the next five years he worked with a number of organisations including the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and World Bank developing tourism satellite accounts, measuring the economic impact of tourism and assisting local teams to build their market research base and measure the tourism sector following international concepts, classifications and definitions. In 2010 he launched T-Stats, responding to the needs of UK and international destinations for an organised and accessible way of collecting, storing, processing and disseminating tourism-related data through an online database system. T-Stats is currently used by destinations across the UK, in Africa, the Middle East, and a number of island destinations in the South Atlantic and South Pacific. Over the last decade Kevin has specialised in developing and implementing marketing strategies and branding, and has effected successful digital marketing plans in destinations as diverse as Lesotho and the Falkland Islands. Building on his experience undertaking wide-ranging tourism market research he has also developed significant experience in strategic planning and product development, leading projects in Africa, the Middle East and the Americas for agencies such as the World Bank, IFC, USAID and the UNWTO.