2013 is looking like a year of great Country branding for the West African nation Ghana. Coming off the heels of a flattering article by Textile Updates that suggests Ghana may be the next garment manufacturing hub, the New York Times features Ghana in an equally positive article. The newspaper names Accra, the nation’s largest city and capital as the 4th out of 46 Must Visit Cities in 2013. For an indepth look at the City of Accra and things to do while you are there, visit our Editor-in-Chief Uduak Oduok’s article written for TangoDiva.com, a travel site for women.
New York Times:
“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. — Karen Leigh”
Check out the full feature on NewYorkTimes.com.