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The World’s Safest Cities

The world has witnessed several acts of terrorism this year, and travelers are not immune to anxiety or fear. We know safety is a top priority for group travel planners and leaders, yet safety and security within a destination does not always have a simple definition. The Economist offers insight with its recently-released Safe Cities Index 2017, which ranks 60 cities across 49 indicators covering digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security.


The top 10 safest cities:

  1. Tokyo, Japan
  2. Singapore
  3. Osaka, Japan
  4. Toronto, Canada
  5. Melbourne, Australia
  6. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  7. Sydney, Australia
  8. Stockholm, Sweden
  9. Hong Kong
  10. Zurich, Switzerland

San Francisco, California, is the first United States city to make the list, at No. 15. Los Angeles, California, and Chicago, Illinois, round out the top 20, at spots 18 and 19, respectively. New York, New York, was No. 21 and Washington, D.C., was No. 23.

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Courtesy of Groups Today.


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