Bulgaria features on the top 10 of destinations for adventure tourism among developing countries, a survey of George Washington University in Washington DC has found.
Among the developing countries, Israel, Slovakia and Chile have been highlited as the leaders in terms of adventure tourism potential, followed by Estonia, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Slovenia.
Switzerland, Iceland and New Zealand have topped the list of developed countries. Canada, Germany and Sweden have been also ranked among the sector's leading developed nations, along with Ireland, Norway, Finland and Austria.
A number of factors were taken into account to rate the different destinations, including safety, natural resources, adventure activity facilities, infrastructure and culture. Sustainable development and the way the country is accepted in the world have also been among the factors taken into account.