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2020 Adventure Tourism Development Index


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2020 Adventure Tourism Development Index


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

The ATDI ranks countries in 10 categories:

  • Sustainable Development Policy
  • Safety & Security
  • Health
  • Natural Resources
  • Cultural Resources
  • Adventure Activity Resources
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Humanitarian
  • Tourism Infrastructure
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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 2020 ranks 191 countries. New in 2020, the report dives into what makes an adventure destination competitive in changing times, and it is published with a companion report: GSTC Global Destination Sustainability Report, which is designed to more deeply explore the sustainability dimension of adventure tourism competitiveness worldwide.

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

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