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Top countries for adventure tourism development

Top countries for adventure tourism development | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The 2016 Adventure Tourism Development Index report was recently released and provides policymakers and tourism planners with a unique look at the adventure tourism opportunity. The ATDI's scorecard is the only country-level ranking for adventure tourism that incorporates the data from non-subjective sources. In this article, the top country or countries are examined for each of the following categories:

 

  1. Government policy that supports sustainable development.
  2. Safety and security.
  3. Health.
  4. Natural resources.
  5. Cultural resources.
  6. Adventure activity resources.
  7. Entrepreneurship.
  8. Humanitarian.
  9. Tourism infrastructure.
  10. Brand.
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Australia's annual Chinese visitor numbers breaks 1 million milestone

Australia's annual Chinese visitor numbers breaks 1 million milestone | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The number of annual Chinese visitors to Australia has surpassed the 1 million mark for the first time amid growth from the nation's most lucrative inbound tourism market. The number of Chinese visitors rose by 21.6 per cent to 1.0012 million in the 12 months to November 30, having more than doubled over the past five years. The Chinese market has already surpassed the targets laid out in the Tourism 2020 strategy launched in 2010. The value of the Chinese market was initially estimated between $7.4 billion and $9 billion a year by 2020, but annual spending of $7.7 billion has already exceeded the lower end of the range and more recent forecasts indicate it could be worth up to $13 billion by 2020. Find out more.

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