United Kingdom, followed by Portugal, remains biggest source of tourists for Cape Verde

5 September 2012

The United Kingdom continued to be the biggest source of tourists for Cape Verde in the second quarter of the year, with 22.8 percent of the total, followed by Portugal (15.3 percent), Germany (13 percent) and France (11.6 percent), the archipelago’s National Statistics Institute (INE) said.

INE also said that the United Kingdom was also at the top of the list of overnight stays with 35 percent of the total, followed by Germany (15.5 percent), Portugal (12.3 percent) and France (8.4 percent).

In the period Cape Verde’s hotel establishments welcomed 110,000 guests, a rise of 2.2 percent, which rose to 249,000 in the first six months of the year.

Boa Vista island overtook Sal island in terms of number of guests accounting for 36.7 percent of total entries, whilst Sal had 34.7 percent, and Santiago had 14.7 percent.

According to INE at the end of last year INE had 195 hotel units most of which were located on Sal (44.7 percent) and Boa Vista (31 percent) islands. (macauhub)

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