War Zone Follies

There is a growing trend of people traveling to conflict zones for vacation. No seriously. War Tourism is a big and growing segment of the industry. While many travel to former conflict zones to study the history, others simply go to gawk. We can’t abide by that.

Most people though try to travel for good, not some weird bragging rights. Although far too many times the most fascinating destination is potential in a hostile environment. But obviously its always important to know if your destination is a peaceful or dangerous place.

To put this into perspective we turned to the Global Peace Index (GPI) from ReliefWeb.  This year marks the thirteenth edition of theGPI, which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness.

Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. This report presents the most comprehensive data-driven analysis to date on peace, its economic value, trends, and how to develop peaceful societies.

The GPI covers 99.7 per cent of the world’s population, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, and measures the state of peace using three thematic domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security; the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict; and the degree of Militarisation.

Points and Perks: Hotel Edition

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