World’s Safest Travel Destinations
The world’s safest travel destinations are a topic very important to luxury baby boomer travelers.
Each year, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection produces a report highlighting the world’s safest travel destinations.
Here is the history and methodology for the report:
“Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection has a long history of asking travelers where they’re going, why they’re traveling, and what they consider a safe destination. We conducted our first traveler research in 2016 and have been doing studies ever since.
In our survey, we ask people where they’ve traveled in the last five years, and only the people who have visited specific countries are allowed to rate those countries on safety.
We then augment those ratings with other indices and information, including the Global Peace Index and the State Department’s own travel safety ratings. We also average the GeoSure Global scores of the major cities in each country.
From there, we calculate a weighted score that reflects each country’s overall safety.
The beauty of this approach is its balance. No one score tips in balance in favor of one country over another, and each score contributes to the overall score.”
Top 15 Safest Destinations in the World
- United Kingdom
- New Zealand
Here’s more from Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection:
After years of doing this, it’s clear that travelers think that Canada, Northern Europe, Australia, and New Zealand are pretty safe places.
This track record can also help you make assumptions about countries not listed in our rankings (because not all countries are). Knowing that Norway and Denmark are very safe, you can assume with a high level of confidence that Finland is safe, and probably Estonia, too.
Since Switzerland is a perennial top-10 finisher, what does that say about Austria? Probably more of the same.
While it seems that the world’s safest countries don’t and shouldn’t change, there’s actually been significant movement in our rankings year over year. For instance, over the last year:
- Japan rebounded from 19th to 12th, while Denmark fell to eighth from second.
- Brazil made the biggest leap, jumping to 15th from 42nd.
To learn more about the World’s Safest Destinations Report, please CLICK HERE.
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