Tourist travel to Cape Verde to become more expensive as of May

28 February 2013

Overnight stays at Cape Verde’s hotels of up to a maximum of 10 nights will pay a tourist tax of two euros per night as of 1 May, the Cape Verdean Tourism Minister said Saturday.

Humberto Brito, who is also responsible for the Industry and Energy sectors, told Portuguese news agency Lusa that the tax will be paid locally and applies to travellers aged over 16.

With this new tax the cape Verdean government hopes to net around 600 million Cape Verdean escudos per year (5.4 million euros), to be used to improve the Tourism sector in the archipelago, particularly by structuring services offered to tourists, as well as promoting tourism, providing training, protecting the environment and increasing security.

Cape Verde’s tourism operators are in favour of the measure and believe it will improve conditions for tourists and the business climate. (macauhub)