For the past eleven years, the World Economic Forum has engaged leaders in travel and tourism business to conduct an in-depth analysis of the Travel and Tourism competitiveness including 136 world economies.
Consequently, the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index measures “the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the travel and tourism sector, which in turn, contributes to the development and competitiveness of a country”.
According to the latest Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report for 2017 related to safety, Croatia has been ranked among one of the safest countries in the world for holidaymakers to visit.
The report evaluated 136 countries on factors and policies that influence travel and tourism business, including exposure of tourists and business to security risks including violence and terrorism.
Among 136 world countries, Finland is the safest country in the world, whilst Croatia placed as the 24th of this list. Finland was followed by the UAE, Iceland, Oman, Hong Kong, Singapore, Norway, Switzerland, Rwanda, and Qatar.
Some of the major world powers weren’t ranked as high as they would have like to be. Russia came in at 109th, the United States in 84th position, the UK in 78th and Germany in 51st place.
On the other hand, the least safe world destinations for tourists are Colombia, Yemen, El Salvador, Pakistan, Nigeria, Venezuela, Egypt, Kenya, Honduras, and Ukraine.