Martinique Has Been Named the Safest Place to Visit in the Caribbean
White-sand beaches, tropical cocktails, and lazy sunsets are usually the first things that come to mind when you imagine a Caribbean getaway.
But the worst part about travel is having to look over your shoulder to ensure that you and your personal property areÂ being protected while youâ€™re away.
For some, itâ€™s not a concernâ€”you just want to enjoy the beauty and splendor of the Caribbean. But if safety is your first priority, look no further than Martinique. The French Caribbean island has been cited once again as the â€œSafest Destination in the Caribbean,â€ the designation published in the 2016 Caribbean Tourism Quality Index. Released during the Caribbean Tourism Organizationâ€™s â€œCaribbean Weekâ€ in New York (May 31â€“June 4, 2016), the Caribbean Tourism Quality Index is an annual study produced by Resonance Consultancy, an international leader in destination development, branding, and marketing headquartered in Vancouver and New York.
The Resonance study measures tourismâ€™s supply-side performance and competitiveness in 28 destinations across the Caribbean. This marks the second time in recent years that Martinique has been recognized as the â€œSafest Destination in the Caribbean,â€ the previous designation stemming from a 2011 International Business Times study.
â€œAs flowers are an international symbol of peace, I suppose itâ€™s fitting, in a way, that The Isle of Flowers should be recognized like this,â€ said Muriel Wiltord, director Americas for the Martinique Promotion Bureau. â€œIn reality, though, it is the warmth and welcoming spirit of the Martinican people and the steadfast dedication of our local authorities that keeps us at the top for travel safety.â€
â€œOur recent strong run of awards, honors, and this top safety ranking validates Martiniqueâ€™s continued emergence as the new â€˜itâ€™ destination in the Caribbean for U.S. travelers,â€ said Wiltord.
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