Steve Green visited the Dutch Antilles island of Bonaire to advise on the potential to develop birdwatching tourism. Interviews with birdwatchers, consulting bird and nature tour operators and site visits to the island informed the conclusion that bird watching could be developed as a 2-3 day add-on activity.
Steve Green worked as part of an Anglo-Spanish consultancy team to develop a sustainable tourism strategy for 22 Natural Parks in Andalucia. His role was helping to identify and audit 1,000 publicly-owned properties, to research demand, to develop a marketing strategy and contributing to a study visit to the UK by Andalucian Government officials.
Our role in a team managed by Huntings, and including the Natural History Museum, was to produce marketing and fundraising strategies to support a business plan for the museums; these include the National Museum and Karen Blixen House in Nairobi, Fort Jesus in Mombassa and the ruined Swahili city at Gedi.
Our ‘Tourism and Economic Impact Assessment for the Proposed Ryedale Gas Project’ has been submitted to North Yorkshire County Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority in support of a planning application by Moorland Energy Ltd for gas production at Ebberston, the construction of an 8km gas pipeline and a gas processing facility 2kms from the centre of Thornton-le-Dale, a tourism ‘honeypot’ in North Yorkshire.
Our work included researching existing tourism, reviewing the impacts of similar projects elsewhere, interviews with stakeholders and local tourism businesses, and calculating the likely tourism and economic impacts. The work was praised for its level of detail by NYCC.
We worked with QA Research to formulate a sustainable tourism strategy for Northumberland Coast AONB. The project included an audit of existing activity and facilities, a visitor survey and extensive consultation with communities and stakeholders. The strategy is being used to guide its sustainable tourism activity.
Who we work with
- The National Trust
- Forestry Commission England
- Lake District National Park
- One North East
- Cumbria Tourism
- Northumberland National Park
- Natural History Museum
- Countryside Council for Wales
- Northumberland Coast