Portugal has been elected by Global Peace Index 2017 the third most peaceful country in the world and been placed on the Peace Podium. In 2016 Portugal climbed up to the fifth place and it was the country with the biggest improvement in Europe. Countries like Iceland and New Zealand are on the top of the Peace Podium. The region of Europe continues to be the most peaceful region in the world. The countries like Syria, Afghanistan, South SUdan and Yemen are the least peacefull ( not to say dangerous) of the world. Also some of the core EU countries such as Italy, Spain and France showed substantial deteriorations due to some factors as rising inequality in wealth, increased level of curruption of political elite, deteriorations in press freedom and media concentrations. Showing the most peaceful situation in the world Portuguese Tourism Industry and Tourism leaders and experts predict yet another good year for Portugal expecting revenue and occupation rates to set a new record.