Known for its rural charm, magical Lapland, photogenic lakes and enchanting cities, Finland beat the likes of UAE (which came in second place) to reach the coveted top spot.
As well as being the safest country globally, Finland also came in fifth in the list of most environmentally sustainable countries, and sixth in human resources and labour markets.
The other destinations who managed to nab a spot in the top ten for being super safe included the likes of Iceland, Oman, Hong Kong, Singapore, Norway, Switzerland, Rwanda and Qatar – so, all the major travel trend destinations basically.
The report which is published every two years looks at 136 countries, and considers factors such as sustainability and the ever evolving travel and tourism sector. Oh and safety, healthcare and cultural awareness have a big role to play in the findings too.
Europe was the strongest performing continent overall having racked in six of the most competitive countries on the list. What’s even more impressive is that 620 million of 2016’s 1.2 billion international travellers took a trip to the old world too!
It was Spain however that came first in the rankings, followed by France, Germany, Japan and the UK.
Looks like we’re off to Finland. See you there.
Want more news? These countries have just been named the best to raise a family in!