A SELECTION OF PROJECTS

Below the graphic is a selection of projects that is intended to provide an indication of the scope of the work Lorton Consulting undertakes.

Lorton Consulting, together with its associates, has concluded a vast number and diversity of consulting projects.

Country Name and brief description of the project
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia As tourism consultant working with a team of planning professionals, prepare  market overviews, contribute to product concept development and prepare financial feasibility assessments for a new Desert Corporate Retreat destination in Saudi Arabia,. (Contracted by MasterPlanEco working for the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, Saudi Arabia).
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia As tourism consultant working with a team of planning professionals, prepare  market overviews, contribute to product concept development and prepare financial feasibility assessments for three ecotourism destinations in Saudi Arabia,. (Contracted by MasterPlanEco working for the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, Saudi Arabia).
South Africa As tourism consultant working alongside Heritage specialists, prepare a tourism feasibility assessment, anchor product conceptualisation and recommendations regarding institutional structuring for the Makgabeng and Blouberg Mountain areas of Limpopo Province. Contracted by the Rock Art Institute, University of the Witwatersrand.
South Africa As tourism consultant, conduct market assessments, conceptual integrated tourism destination planning, anchor product conceptualisation and investment procurement planning for commercial hospitality products on a country estate adjoining Orbit FET College and Pilanesberg National Park. The two anchor projects will be used for practical training for graduates of tourism and hospitality courses presented by Orbit FET College. Contracted by Contour Project Managers.
South Africa Tourism Advisor to the Amathole Economic Development Agency (recently renamed ASPIRE). Assignments have included a desktop assessment of the current market for lifestyle properties that are eco-based, and a tourism market assessment and demand projections for Wild Coast tourism.
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia As tourism consultant, conduct market assessments and prepare  demand projections for the Okaz Souk, Taif, Mekkah Province, Saudi Arabia,. (Contracted by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, Saudi Arabia).
United Arab Emirates

(Abu Dhabi)

As tourism team leader, prepare a tourism master plan for all of the Eastern Forests of Abu Dhabi. For a major tourism pilot project conduct market assessments, conceptual integrated tourism destination planning and anchor product conceptualisation, prepare demand projections, product pre-feasibility studies and packaging of anchor projects for investment. (Contracted by Contour Project Managers on behalf of Barari Forest Management).
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia As tourism consultant, conduct market assessments, conceptual integrated tourism destination planning and anchor product conceptualisation, prepare  demand projections for the Al Hada / Al Shafa Mountain Tourism Development Corridor, Mekkah Province, Saudi Arabia,. (Contracted by the Supreme Commission for Tourism, Saudi Arabia).
Mozambique As principal consultant, development of an Integrated Tourism Development Plan for Praia da Rocha, Inhambane. This included conceptualisation, detailed planning, product pre-feasibility studies and packaging of anchor projects for investment.  (Contracted by the Danish Embassy in Maputo, but reported to the Provincial Ministry for Tourism, Inhambane).
South Africa Tourism and LED specialist for the design of the Program Framework for Development Cooperation Ireland’s program in Limpopo Province, South Africa.  (Contracted by IOD-SA).
South Africa Tourism Sectoral Study included in the detailed design study ‘Local Economic Development (LED) in the Limpopo Province’ conducted for the European Commission by UK based consultants, PE International.
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia As tourism consultant, conduct market assessments, conceptual integrated tourism destination planning and anchor product conceptualisation, prepare  demand projections for the Qiyal/Sharma Tourism Development Area, Tabouk Province, Saudi Arabia,. (Contracted by the Supreme Commission for Tourism, Saudi Arabia).
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia As tourism marketing consultant, conduct market assessments, conceptual integrated tourism destination planning and anchor product conceptualisation, prepare  demand projections, product pre-feasibility studies and package anchor projects for investment for three key Tourism Development Areas (Farasan Islands; Al Hareida; Ar Rayis) (15 anchor projects in all). (Contracted by Zuhair Fayez Partnership, for their client the Supreme Commission for Tourism, Saudi Arabia).
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia As tourism marketing consultant, carry out conceptual integrated tourism destination planning, market assessment, anchor product conceptualisation and product pre-feasibility studies for the Al Thumama Integrated Tourism Destination – desert area outside Riyadh (Contracted by Zuhair Fayez Partnership, for their client ArRiyadh Development Agency).
South Africa As tourism consultant within a multi-disciplinary team, carry out conceptual integrated tourism destination planning, market assessment, anchor product conceptualisation and product pre-feasibility and marketing studies for the Lebatlane Game Reserve in North West Province, South Africa. This project is a partnership between private sector developers and the Bakgatla people. (In conjunction with Contour Project Managers).
Rwanda Principal consultant, an assessment (for the Regional SDI Unit of the DBSA) of the possibility of establishing two Spatial Development Initiatives — one related to tourism in Rwanda; the other related to the transport corridor linking Kigali to Dar-es-Salaam.
Tanzania Integrated heritage tourism destination plan and anchor product conceptualisation and pre-feasibility study for the historic town of Mikindani, south-eastern Tanzania. (Contracted by Mtwara Development Corridor).
Tanzania Integrated Tourism Investment Framework (product conceptualisation and pre-feasibility studies) for the Mnazi Bay Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park, south-eastern Tanzania. (Contracted by Mtwara Development Corridor).
Mozambique Tourism destination conceptualisation and pre-feasibility study for 50,000ha Cubo Community Reserve, Massingir District, Mozambique. (In conjunction with Dr Peter Norton. Contracted by the African Wildlife Foundation).
Mozambique Consultant, project appraisal and pre-feasibility study for Waterfront Development and Marina, Vilanculos, Mozambique (contracted by Regional SDI Unit of DBSA).
Mozambique Principal consultant, conceptualisation and detailed planning of an Integrated Tourism Development Plan for the Limpopo Valley Spatial Development Initiative in Mozambique. (An area of about 80 000 sq.km).  Strong focus on nodal development, product differentiation, detailed feasibility studies, pro-poor tourism and LED. (Contracted by Regional SDI Unit of DBSA on behalf of the Mozambique Government).

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