One of a traveler’s worst nightmares would be to get caught up in a conflict or be a victim of violence in a foreign country. Thus, as a safety precaution, it would be wise to check the security status of a country or a tourist destination that one would visit. Thanks to the internet, we could research about a place in advance. So before planning a trip to another country, make sure you arm yourself with information.
Fortunately, some non-government organizations took the liberty in surveying the entire world for you even before you take a step in that country. All you need to do is to find your destination on the map.
International SOS and Control Risks released a map rating danger risk of every country in the world. Danger could either be due to distress in government, terrorism and even petty crimes. The map is color-coded to help travelers easily identify the travel risk of every country.
Travel Risk Map according to International SOS.
Countries colored in green are categorized as having insignificant risks which means crime rates are very low. Furthermore, security and emergency services are effective. Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Switzerland, and Slovenia all got this rating.
As many would expect, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and Timbuktu in Mali are surveyed to be the most dangerous countries in the world. This is due to terror attacks and political instability of the said countries. Most embassies issue travel bans against these destinations.
Surprisingly, Mexico, Colombia, Pakistan and Egypt which are a few tourist favorites had been considered high risk destinations due to persistent crime and incidental risks to travelers.
Color Code Meaning
Aside from violence, another thing that tourists need to consider is the health risks. With the threat of Zika Virus, travelers should avoid destinations with outbreaks.
72% of people, mostly from Europe and North America, believe that travel risks have increased over the past year while 57% believe that the risk would further increase in 2017.
Infographic 2017 Risk and Reality
There are real risks out there but it should not stop us from traveling and having the time of our lives. It pays to be prepared and informed, though. After all, it’s always safety first.
Citadelle Laferrière: Inside One Of Haiti’s Mysterious Military Fortress
Lets take a visit in one of the oldest UNESCO World Heritage Site and Haiti’s incredible history surrounding the massive Citadelle Laferrière.
While Haiti is primarily known for its scenic views and beautiful blue waters, it also has a lesser-known place hidden inland. This place is called Citadelle Laferrière and it is gorgeous, enigmatic and above all, an unbelievable fortress.
Citadelle Laferrière is located on top of a mountain called Bonnet a L’Eveque in Northern Haiti that is 17 miles south of the city of Cap-Haïtien. Its location atop the mountain makes it a good place to view the rolling hills and the Atlantic coast of the country. If the skies are clear, even the eastern cost of Cuba can be observed, which is just a mere 90 miles away.
Take A Look At The Most Idyllic Places For A Romantic Getaway
National Geographic’s newest book lists down the most beautiful places to have a romantic getaway. Go check this out!
If you're looking for a place to visit, whether it be for something special and romantic or just to feed your wanderlust, look no further because National Geographic has just the book for you.
National Geographic's newest entry into the travel and lifestyle guide is a sweet coffee table book that lists down 50 of the most idyllic getaways around the world. From the sandy white beaches of Bora Bora to the historic and picturesque landscapes of Italy.
The book, "The World's Most Romantic Destination" will surely make you want to go pack your bag, book a flight and just go. Here is a sneak peek of 10 of the most idyllic places to visit.
Funny Travel Slogans All Over the World
Some are quite catchy while others sound plainly ridiculous.
Tourism has always been a billion-dollar industry all over the world with more and more countries opening their doors to the economic opportunity. However, with hundreds of countries competing for the attention and destination of jet-setters and middle-class travelers, how does one stand out? Just like any product, one should have a brilliant slogan to sell it!
Family Break Finder, a UK travel site, collected all the world’s English slogans from tourism boards and conveniently placed them on a map. While some were catchy enough to deserve a second look, others were just plain dumbfounding in both good and bad ways.
Travel Slogans all over the world.
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