One of the most influential newspapers in the United States of America, New York Times, have rated the Ghanaian capital, Accra as the fourth best place for business activities and for tourism in 2013.
Out of the forty six (46) places the New York Times Newspapers listed, it recommended to its readers to visit Accra in 2013. Rio de Janerio in Brazil was rated the first followed by Marseille in France and Nicaragua.
The widely read newspaper placed Constantia in South Africa and the Republic of Congo as other places to visit on the 23rd and 39th positions respectively.
According to the article on travel written by Karen Leigh in the newspaper: “Accra, the capital of Ghana has welcomed business travelers for years and now tourists are streaming in, a byproduct of the fact that the country has Africa’s fastest growing economy and is also one of the 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,” it added.
The New York Times continued, “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 tree house-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.”
The New York Times published in New York City since 1851 has won 106 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any news organization.