General News of Saturday, 12 January 2013
One of the best newspapers in the world has named Accra as one of the top travel destinations for 2013. Ghana’s capital is 4th on a list of ’46 places to go in 2013′ on its website. The prestigious paper described the city as “a buzzing metropolis ready for business and pleasure”.
The full profile on the city, written by Karen Leigh, is as follows:
“Accra, the capital of Ghana, has welcomed business travelers for years. Now tourists are streaming in, a byproduct of the fact that the country has Africa’s fastest-growing economy and is also one of its safest destinations. The Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel (with poolside bar and waiters on roller skates) opened in 2011, and the Marriott Accra — the chain’s first sub-Saharan offering — will feature a casino and upscale shopping when it opens in the spring. On Accra’s packed beaches, you’ll see everything from snake handlers to plantain peddlers. Head to the upscale neighborhood of Osu and hit the treehouse-inspired terrace at Buka for fine West African food. The best Ghanaian adventures start with a giant plate of tomato-smothered tilapia and banku — a fermented yeast paste that’s tastier than it sounds — washed down with local Star beer.”
See the full list of the NYT’s 2013 travel destinations at: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/01/10/travel/2013-places-to-go.html?hp