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UK tourists told to avoid 10 countries – including Egypt

Switzerland has been named the world’s most responsible tourist destination in new analysis completed for Holiday Extras third annual Good Trip Index, which helps UK tourists find destinations that meet their own personal requirements for sustainability, human rights and other ethical travel criteria. .

Beating off a strong challenge from the Scandinavian countries of northern Europe, “Europe’s playground” gained two points in the latest poll to overtake Denmark – last year’s winner – to take the top spot for 2024, scoring particularly high on indices that measure the quality of a country. life, animal welfare policies and human freedoms.




The Good Trips Index was launched in 2022 after tourists said that traveling responsibly was an important consideration when deciding where to visit.

Good Travel Index 2024 – Top 10:

Rank

The country

Remarkable for

1

Switzerland

Human freedom and quality of life

2

Denmark

Quality of life and women’s rights

3

Sweden

Durability

4

Norway

Freedom of the press and quality of life

5

Finland

Durability

6

Iceland

Quality of life and sustainability

7

new zealand

LGBTQ

8

Ireland

Human freedom and animal welfare

9

Netherlands

Freedom of the press and sustainability

10

Estonia

Sustainability and quality of life

Brits looking for a responsible break should also consider Sweden, Norway and Finland, which round out the top five, scoring high for sustainability, press freedom and quality of life respectively.

The Netherlands and Estonia return to the top ten this year, after ranking 15th and 14th in 2023, as improvements in measures on LGBTQI rights, press freedom and LGBTQI rights and women’s rights respectively increased positions in the latest analysis. New Zealand, with strong scores in LGBTQI rights and human freedom, ranked seventh this year, beating its neighbor Australia, which ranked 16th.

Closer to home, Ireland is ranked eighth – 12 places higher than the UK, which completes the top 20 in the 2024 ranking.

Good Travel Index 2024 – Top 10: