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World Map Showing How Nations fare on the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report's safety and security pillar
The World Map Depicts How Nations fare on the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report’s safety and security pillar

Every two years, the World Economic Forum releases the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report. The report measures the various factors that make it an attractive option to develop business in the travel and tourism sector of the individual nations. The parameters on which the travel and tourism competitiveness is judged include enabling environment, T&T policy and enabling conditions, Infrastructure, and natural and cultural resources.

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Safety and security is an important sub-section of the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report’s Enabling environment section. How safe and secure a nation is determines how many tourists would visit that particular country. The safety and security pillar was measured based on reliability of index of terrorism of incidence, business costs of crime and violence, police services, and business costs of terrorism and homicide rate. Countries have scored on a scale between 1 and 7.

According to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, Finland, with a score of 6.65, was the safest country in the world and was placed at the number one spot in the pillar of safety and security. The United Arab Emirates was the second safest country with a score of 6.6, while, the European nation of Iceland occupied the third spot with a score of 6.57.

Counties which did well in the safety and security pillar of the 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report and scored between 6 and 6.5 were Switzerland, Rwanda, Austria, New Zealand, Morocco, Australia, Canada and others. Interestingly, the United Kingdom was placed at the 78th spot with a score of 5.34, while France was slightly better off at the 67th rank with a score of 5.43. Though the United States is a popular destination, it came at the 84th spot with a score of 5.23.  China and India were placed at the 95th and 114th rank with scores of 4.99 and 4.12.

Meanwhile, nations such as South Africa, Bangladesh, Lebanon, the Philippines, Ukraine, Pakistan and a few others did not fare very well on the safety and security parameter. These nations had a score of less than 4. Colombia was the least safest country with a score of 2.59.

Rank Country Score
1 Finland 6.65
2 United Arab Emirates 6.6
3 Iceland 6.57
4 Oman 6.49
5 Hong Kong SAR 6.47
6 Singapore 6.45
7 Norway 6.41
8 Switzerland 6.41
9 Rwanda 6.39
10 Qatar 6.33
11 Portugal 6.32
12 Luxembourg 6.32
13 New Zealand 6.31
14 Austria 6.28
15 Estonia 6.26
16 Sweden 6.22
17 Slovenia 6.2
18 Spain 6.16
19 Netherlands 6.14
20 Morocco 6.14
21 Ireland 6.11
22 Australia 6.1
23 Canada 6.1
24 Croatia 6.09
25 Bhutan 6.09
26 Japan 6.07
27 Denmark 6.05
28 Taiwan, China 6.02
29 Georgia 6.01
30 Czech Republic 5.92
31 Malta 5.92
32 Belgium 5.9
33 Mauritius 5.88
34 Armenia 5.86
35 Azerbaijan 5.85
36 Cyprus 5.82
37 Korea, Rep. 5.82
38 Jordan 5.78
39 Romania 5.78
40 Latvia 5.76
41 Malaysia 5.75
42 Lithuania 5.73
43 Kuwait 5.73
44 Chile 5.72
45 Hungary 5.72
46 Albania 5.71
47 Bahrain 5.7
48 Poland 5.7
49 Tajikistan 5.68
50 Mongolia 5.65
51 Germany 5.65
52 Gambia, The 5.63
53 Greece 5.63
54 Slovak Republic 5.61
55 Barbados 5.6
56 Macedonia, FYR 5.57
57 Vietnam 5.56
58 Kazakhstan 5.54
59 Sri Lanka 5.53
60 Zimbabwe 5.52
61 Saudi Arabia 5.51
62 Ghana 5.49
63 Uruguay 5.47
64 Senegal 5.45
65 Nicaragua 5.44
66 Lao PDR 5.44
67 France 5.43
68 Costa Rica 5.43
69 Moldova 5.42
70 Italy 5.41
71 Lesotho 5.41
72 Serbia 5.41
73 Zambia 5.4
74 Malawi 5.4
75 Montenegro 5.37
76 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.37
77 Botswana 5.34
78 United Kingdom 5.34
79 Panama 5.31
80 Gabon 5.29
81 Algeria 5.28
82 Namibia 5.24
83 Benin 5.24
84 United States 5.23
85 Ecuador 5.2
86 Cape Verde 5.19
87 Iran, Islamic Rep. 5.17
88 Cambodia 5.15
89 Bulgaria 5.14
90 Sierra Leone 5.14
91 Indonesia 5.06
92 Tanzania 5.05
93 Madagascar 5.02
94 Bolivia 5.01
95 China 4.99
96 Côte d’Ivoire 4.97
97 Argentina 4.96
98 Kyrgyz Republic 4.96
99 Ethiopia 4.9
100 Nepal 4.85
101 Paraguay 4.69
102 Tunisia 4.68
103 Israel 4.62
104 Uganda 4.61
105 Mozambique 4.57
106 Brazil 4.5
107 Dominican Republic 4.5
108 Peru 4.49
109 Russian Federation 4.31
110 Cameroon 4.25
111 Burundi 4.23
112 Mauritania 4.21
113 Mexico 4.16
114 India 4.12
115 Trinidad and Tobago 4.09
116 Turkey 4.05
117 Congo, Democratic Rep. 4.04
118 Thailand 4
119 Jamaica 3.98
120 South Africa 3.93
121 Guatemala 3.74
122 Chad 3.74
123 Bangladesh 3.69
124 Mali 3.59
125 Lebanon 3.57
126 Philippines 3.56
127 Ukraine 3.51
128 Honduras 3.45
129 Kenya 3.45
130 Egypt 3.29
131 Venezuela 3.28
132 Nigeria 3.1
133 Pakistan 3.1
134 El Salvador 3.02
135 Yemen 2.8
136 Colombia 2.59

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