Cape Verde amongst 10 biggest tourist destinations for 2007

15 January 2007

Praia, Cape Verde, 15 Jan – Cape Verde is to be amongst the 10 destinations most sought-after by tourists in 2007, according to projections from international tourism company, Travelmole.

According to the company’s website, a recent customer survey showed that Cape Verde was replacing the most sought-after destination in 2006, which was Abu Dhabi.

The list of 10 tourist destinations for 2007 includes Cape Verde, Bulgaria, Brazil, Vietnam, Croatia, South Africa, England, China, the United States and Morocco.

Tourism has been gaining increasing importance for the Cape Verdean economy and has been seen by the government as the driving force behind the country’s development over the next few years.

A recent report from the Bank of Cape Verde (BCV) showed that in 2005 tourist demand on the archipelago had risen 26 percent, against a 4.7 percent rise in the previous year, reaching revenues of around 87 million euros. (macauhub)