A new study has put Denmark first for quality of life from an analysis of 128 countries. The 2017 Social Progress Index study used 50 different indicators to measure a country’s performance based on social and environmental outcome factors, and it claims to be the first measure of quality of life that is independent of economic factors. It captured three dimensions of social progress: basic human needs, foundations of well-being, and opportunity.
Qatar Airways was tabbed as the world's best airline in 2017, according to the annual World Airline Awards published by Skytrax. Qatar’s title continues a back-and-forth battle for No. 1 between it and Gulf rival Emirates, also known for its high-end service and luxurious premium cabins. Emirates finished atop Skytrax’s World Airline Awards last year, when it took the top spot back from Qatar Airways.