Number of tourists in Cape Verde falls in second quarter

3 September 2013

Cape Verde’s hotel establishments in the second quarter of 2013 received 106,900 guests, which was a drop of 3 percent or 3,310 tourists fewer than in the same period of 2012, according to figures published by the National Statistics Institute (INE).

British tourists stayed for the longest amount of time in Cape Verse, with an average stay of 9.6 nights, and Boa Vista was the most popular island, accounting for 48.4 percent of overnights stays in hotels, also according to INE.

The study showed that the United Kingdom remained the biggest source of tourists, with 19.6 percent of the total, followed by Germany with 14.7 percent, France with 13.5 percent and Portugal with 12.8 percent.

INE also said that the United Kingdom was also at the top of the list of overnight stays with 28.2 percent of the total, followed by Germany (17 percent), Portugal (11.5 percent) and France (10.9 percent). (macauhub)