World Economic Forum’s report declares Finland the safest travel destination in the world

Finland the safest travel destination

Finland has reason to be proud. Not only is the Nordic country celebrating 100 years of independence, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, but Finland can also boast the fact that it’s the safest country in the whole world.

“[Finland] remains the safest destination globally, despite rising concerns in most [of] Europe, including Finland, regarding terrorism,” the report reads. The report collected data from a total of 136 countries, looking specifically at “sustainable development of the travel and tourism sector, which in turn, contributes to the development and competitiveness of a country.”

That means that the World Economic Forum focused on the tourism industry, which makes sense, since safety is a major factor in deciding where to book a vacation. The survey also looked at how open a country is to tourism in general, the state of infrastructure within a country’s borders, and even things like environmental sustainability and price competitiveness.

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The author Paul