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2018 Adventure Tourism Development Index


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2018 Adventure Tourism Development Index


The Adventure Tourism Development Index (ATDI) is a global ranking from the Adventure Travel Trade Association and The George Washington University (GWU) International Institute of Tourism Studies that assesses potential adventure tourism competitiveness of countries around the globe.

The ATDI ranks countries in 10 categories:

  1. Sustainable Development Policy
  2. Safety & Security
  3. Health
  4. Natural Resources
  5. Cultural Resources
  6. Adventure Activity Resources
  7. Entrepreneurship
  8. Humanitarian
  9. Tourism Infrastructure
  10. Image

In addition to data gathered from an expert panel, the ATDI incorporates data from a diversity of non-subjective sources such as gross domestic product (GDP), population density statistics, protected areas, the Environmental Performance Index, the World Resources Institute, and Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Warnings.

ATDI 2018 ranks 191 countries. New in 2018, the report includes a social listening component, aligning online social media reviews from travelers with ATDI categories.

The ATDI provides policymakers and tourism planners with a unique look at the adventure tourism opportunity.

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