Hawaii Time
Current Temperature 76.4℉

NEWS

May 30, 2024

Honolulu Earns Top Recognition as World’s Safest City for Visitors

Duke Kahanamoku Statue

Honolulu has achieved a significant milestone: it has been named the safest city to visit in the world for 2024 by Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection. This accomplishment marks a substantial leap from its 12th place ranking in 2023 and underscores Honolulu’s unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of both residents and visitors. The city’s performance in the safety rankings encompassed a diverse range of categories, securing the top position for overall safety, health measures, safety for women, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC travelers, and safety from violent crime.

This prestigious recognition is a testament to the collaborative efforts of various stakeholders, including the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the Honolulu Police Department, and various partners within the visitor industry. Their unwavering dedication to fostering a safe and secure environment has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in attracting and retaining visitors to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands.

A recent visitor survey conducted by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism revealed that over 90% of visitors rated the Hawaiian Islands as “excellent” or “above average” for safety and security. This high level of visitor satisfaction underscores the effectiveness of the implemented safety measures.

return to the top of the page