A destination’s commitment to make the world more sustainable, peaceful and prosperous has a strong impact on its reputation, community and environment.
Our proprietary indicator, the Destination Sustainability Index, is based on the European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS), and has been tailor-made to measure and benchmark the environment, economy, society and governance across any destination around the globe.
Both our proprietary data and third-party data, including satellite environmental monitoring data, contribute to the determination of the index. We utilized the European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS), developed by the European Commission, as a reference point: this is the best-known and most-cited methodology for measuring tourism sustainability at a destination level.
To date, the DSI measures the following fundamental aspects of tourism sustainability:
Each sustainable factor – economy, environment, society and governance, is composed of a variety of unique sub-indexes. For each destination, we report 6 valuations with scores between 0 and 100 followed by a textual judgment that facilitates reading below. Sub-indexes are also scored using the same rating system.
0 – 20: POOR
20 – 40: FAIR
40 – 60: GOOD
60 – 80: VERY GOOD
80 – 100: EXCELLENT
Our findings are provided as both an averaged score and a score of each factor.
The results are highlighted on detailed spider charts and heat maps that allow for seamless interpretation.
Compare and benchmark your destination’s sustainability performance in just one simple report or on our territorial analysis platform Data Appeal Studio.
Our team of data analysts access a series of official datasets relating to:
By integrating, communicating and measuring the effectiveness of sustainability initiatives, organizations can improve the quality of life, protect the environment and ecosystems and preserve natural resources for years to come.
The Destination Sustainability Index can be directly integrated into any existing business intelligence platform through our API. It’s also available on Data Appeal Studio, our territorial analysis platform, for any organization or destination.
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