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2016 Adventure Tourism Development Index


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2016 Adventure Tourism Development Index


The Adventure Tourism Development Index (ATDI) is an annual ranking from the Adventure Travel Trade Association and The George Washington University (GWU) that assesses adventure tourism competitiveness of countries around the globe.

The ATDI scorecard is the only country-level ranking for adventure tourism that incorporates data from non-subjective sources, offering a perspective to complement what surveys and expert opinion about individual destinations can reveal.

New this year, the 2016 report reviews country-level and regional trends since 2010.

The ATDI provides policymakers and tourism planners with a unique look at the adventure tourism opportunity. There are ten categories included in the ATDI Report:

  1. Government Policy (that supports sustainable development)
  2. Safety & Security
  3. Health
  4. Natural Resources
  5. Cultural Resources
  6. Adventure Activity Resources
  7. Entrepreneurship
  8. Humanitarian
  9. Tourism Infrastructure
  10. Brand