British Airways has named its six top destinations for Ghanaian travellers in 2017, and its January sale is making it easier to get there.
Unsurprisingly London tops the list.
A perennial favourite for Ghanaian students on holidays, the UK capital has everything to offer from the finesse of the Chelsea Flower Show to the fervour of the FA Cup Final.
Sport, culture and history are certainly among the reasons to visit London and a British Airways 2016 customer survey found that Ghanaians are more familiar with UK sport and history than their European counterparts.
With a Boeing 747 aircraft serving the Ghana route – the largest commercial passenger airline in the country – there are plenty of seats available for passengers.
“With up to seven flights a week, we’re offering more seats to London from Ghana than we ever have before,” said Kevin Leung, commercial manager for Ghana and Kenya.
Special fares to London start from $1,020 in the World Traveller [Economy class] cabin.
Passengers could also treat themselves to World Traveller Plus with fares starting from just $1,425 to London, and enjoy wider seats, greater recline and more legroom onboard, priority boarding, and a Business class three-course meal.
In addition, they could also enjoy flatbed seats and a luxurious experience with Club World [Business class] fares from just $2,933.
All fares include taxes, fees and carrier charges, and the sale is on until 20 January; for outbound travel on or before 31 March, 2017.
A short hop across the English channel, the romance, cuisine and sophistication of Paris remain as alluring as ever, not to mention Les Soldes – the regulated sales that start at major department stores and boutique shops on 11 January.
If it’s more chic 2017 rather than discounted 2016 that you’re into, then time your trip to be there between 22 and 26 January for Paris Fashion Week.
And who could resist Paris in the spring and summer, particularly as the southern hemisphere starts slipping into winter?
Naturally there’s plenty to see and do, a soupçon of which includes the French Open at Roland-Garros from May 22 to June 11; the Taste of Paris, which brings together top restaurants, food and wine producers from 18 to 21 May; and the Jazz Festival À Saint-Germain-Des-Prés, offering performances in the heart of the city between 11 and 22 May.