Cape Verde had 207 hotel units operating at the end of 2012, or 6.2 percent more than the 195 units operating at the end of 2011, according to an annual inventory carried out by the National Statistics Institute (INE) and published Thursday in Praia.
These hotel units have an accommodation capacity of 8,522 rooms, 14,999 beds and 18,194 places, which represent increases of 7.9 percent, 6.6 percent and 6.9 percent, respectively, against the previous year.
According to INE, in 2012 Cape Verde gained an extra five bed and breakfasts, four hotels, two inns, one apartment-hotel, and a holiday village and lost one hotel unit.
Santiago Island had the biggest number of units – 46 – accounting for 22 percent of the total, followed by Sao Vicente, Santo Antao and Sal, with 33, 32 and 33 units, respectively.
In 2012, 96.5 percent of rooms had a private bathroom with hot and cold running water, and rooms with air conditioning, television and telephone accounted for 84.7 percent, 89.1 percent and 80.9 percent. (macauhub)