The holiday wing of the UK flag carrier puts Durban on its list for the first time, beside the likes of Edinburgh, Kos and Cancun.
British Airways has revealed its annual “travel predictions” for the year ahead, selecting what it says are “the top must-see destinations for 2019”.
Highly-anticipated events and new routes shape the list, which includes everything from the popular party hotspot of Las Vegas to the land of Osaka and the romantic retreat of the Seychelles.
Durban features on the list for the first time. Located on South Africa’s Indian Ocean coast, 560 kilometres southeast of Johannesburg, it is a “must see for 2019” because it’s “a tropical, urban gem offering upmarket guesthouses, trendy bars and stylish restaurants overlooking the azure ocean and sweeping beaches”.
For those wanting to stay closer to home, Cologne and Kos are tipped for popularity next year with the introduction of new British Airways direct flights.
“Our shortlist plays a part in the detailed planning for our new routes in the year again as we sift through scores of destinations around the world to find out where are our customers are planning to go, and which up-and-coming cities to add to our worldwide network,” explains Claire Bentley, managing director of British Airways Holidays, which tailor-makes travel itineraries.
“Our travel experts review each and every destination to determine the next breakout place to visit, and we have a brilliant mix of new and everyday popular destinations that we believe will be big for 2019.”
British Airways Top 19 for 2019