Cape Verde’s hotel sector grows 2.9 pct in 2010

8 March 2011

Praia, Cape Verde, 8 March – At the end of 2010 Cape Verde had 178 hotel units, or 2.9 percent more than in 2009, which provided 5,891 rooms and 11,397 beds, according to the annual inventory by the archipelago’s National Statistics Institute (INE).

According to the figures, despite more units being available, there were fewer rooms (7.5 percent fewer than in 2009) and fewer beds (2.8 percent fewer) due to the closure of large hotels, specifically on Sal Island.

At the end of the year Santiago island had 42 tourist accommodation establishments, or 23.6 percent of the total, ahead of Sal and Sao Vicente, both with 27 units(15.2 percent), and Santo Antao, with 25 (14 percent).

At the end of 2010, the accommodation units employed 4,058 people, which is a fall of 1.5 percent against 2009.

All the establishments inventoried had a telephone, 71.9 percent had a fax and 70.8 percent had Internet access. (macauhub)