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6 Feb, 2018 2 min read

Future Analytics Consulting broadens offering with integration of tourism and recreation specialist, Rethink Tourism

Categories: Business, Featured

Future Analytics Consulting Ltd. (FAC), a chartered town planning, economics and data analytics consultancy based in Dublin, has broadened its services offering by integrating the business activities of Rethink Tourism, a specialist strategic tourism and recreation planning consultancy.


Rethink Tourism’s founder, Mr. James Chilton, will join FAC as part of the senior team, where he’ll share his extensive experience in delivering high quality projects on behalf of government agencies, local authorities, community development organisations and businesses in the tourism and leisure sector.


Commenting on the announcement, FAC Managing Director Dr. William Hynes said;

“Our success to date is attributed to the diverse and complementary skillset of our 26 strong team who work across town planning, economics and data analytics.  In addition to our strong domestic portfolio, we’re delighted to have secured some 14 European Commission funded projects over the last seven years. The tourism and leisure market, which in 2017 was valued at €8.7 billion in Ireland and €6.5 billion overseas, is an important service area for FAC.  The addition of James and Rethink Tourism will enable us to formally pursue diverse project opportunities across Ireland and internationally. We are really excited for 2018 and beyond.”


James Chilton commented:

“The drive and ambition I had when I first established Rethink Tourism 9 years ago has continued to grow in the intervening years, and the opportunity to draw on the extensive experience and supports available within FAC will ensure we can continue to pursue national and international opportunities. I am also very much looking forward to contributing to the wider project portfolio within FAC.”


About FAC

Formed in 2010, FAC enables businesses and government to make smarter decisions by connecting research, economics and city planning together with reporting and technological platforms which help its clients to explore and organise data. Offering a full suite of traditional town planning and development advisory services, FAC strongly advocates an evidence-led approach to all project commissions. Recent projects for FAC include:

  • Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Tourism Strategy & Marketing Plan 2017–2022
  • Limerick Tourism Strategy Plan 2017–2022
  • New Temple Bar Vision
  • Dublin Port’s Alexandra Basin SID scheme
  • LUAS Cross City Economic Impact Analysis


About Rethink Tourism

James Chilton established Rethink Tourism in 2009, providing services including: Strategic Tourism Planning; Recreation Planning; Product Development and Audits; Feasibility Studies; Policy Advice; Responsible Tourism Advice. Recent projects include:

  • Connemara Coast & the Aran Islands Signature Experience Development Plan
  • Holy Island Visitor Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Plan
  • Munster Vales Concept Development and Feasibility Study


For further information, visit www.futureanalytics.ie email info@futureanalytics.ie or contact the FAC office on +353 (0) 1 639 4836 or if you have a project you would like to discuss contact James directly at james.chilton@futureanalytics.ie.

Categories: Business, Featured

FAC is a leading Chartered Town Planning, Development and Socio-economic Analytics Consultancy based in Dublin with an extensive project portfolio throughout Ireland. FAC has extensive experience in town and village renewal, town and village health checks, and settlement profiling.