The number of hotel units – hotels, inns and tourist villages – in Cape Verde rose 9.6 percent in 2011, rising to 195 as compared to 178 in 2010, the Cape Verdean National Statistics Institute (INE) said Tuesday in Praia.
According to figures from the annual inventory of hotel units carried out by INE, Cape Verde’s hotel units offered accommodation of 7,900 rooms, 14,000 beds and 17,000 places, which were rises of 34.1 percent, 23.5 percent and 22.8 percent, respectively against the previous year.
Cited by Cape Verdean news agency Inforpress, the document said that the islands of Sal and Boa Vista remained the regions of the country with the most hotel units (44.7 percent and 31.1 percent, respectively), followed by Santiago with just 9.6 percent and São Vicente with 6.9 percent.
The largest rise in the number of hotel units was seen in São Vicente, with an additional five units, followed by Santo Antão and Maio, with three and four more, respectively.
At the end of 2011, according to INE, the hotel units included in the inventory employed 5,100 people, which was an increase of 27.6 percent on 2010. (macauhub)