Lagos tops MasterCard’s African destination cities’ index – Punch Newspapers

Feyisayo Popoola

Lagos State has topped MasterCard’s 2018 global destination cities index for sub-Saharan Africa.

MasterCard, in a statement on Wednesday, said its Global Destination Cities Index offered an important analysis of travel to and within cities, adding that this year’s top sub-Saharan African cities were Lagos, Dakar, Kampala, Nairobi and Accra.

It stated that these cities underscored the importance of a strong local culture.

According to the statement, the MasterCard index, which expanded this year to look at global 162 cities, is not just the rankings of the top travel destinations but a provider of growth forecast for those cities in 2018.

The statement read in part, “With the global economy buzzing, the annual growth of international overnight visitors to the top 10…

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