London, a city in the home country of British Airways, is number one on the list of six top destinations for Nigerian travellers in 2017.

New Orleans made its debut entry in the annual list put together by British Airways.

Here are the six top destinations.

London

Sports, culture and history are among the reasons to visit London and a British Airways 2016 survey of 4 000 travellers found that Nigerians are more familiar with UK sport and history than their European counterparts.

“With up to 14 flights a week, we’re offering more seats to London from Nigeria than we ever have before,” says Kola Olayinka, regional commercial manager West Africa at British Airways.

Paris

A short hop across the 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.

There’s plenty to see and do in Paris; from the world famous Fashion Week to the French Open at Roland-Garros.

The Taste of Paris, which brings together top restaurants, food and wine producers and the Jazz Festival ‘À Saint-Germain-Des-Prés’, are reasons to visit the city of love.

Rome

The Eternal City remains an eternal favourite and it’s not hard to understand why.

Where else but Rome does a modern European city blend so seamlessly with centuries of history and culture?

New York

The allure of iconic attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, the atmosphere of a Knicks game or arguably the best retail therapy in the world during the spring sales – make New York a top choice.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the city’s largest and most visited attractions while the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art is a must-visit for prospective travellers.

Los Angeles

On the West Coast, Los Angeles is still a tourist-favourite, no doubt due to the vibrant film industry, and the quite often red-carpet events.

For anyone wanting to combine a bit of real-world Big Bang science with a large dollop of entertainment, the Science Behind Pixar Exhibition at the California Science Centre is for you.

Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: The Ramones and the Birth of Punk are shows to to enjoy at the Grammy Museum every Saturday and Sunday.

New Orleans

For the first time, New Orlean made British Airways’ list.

The Mardi Gras festival and the historic French Quarter which offers visitors an abundance of restaurants, music clubs and shopping, are reasons New Orleans is among the top destinations for Nigerian travellers.



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