Number of tourists travelling to Cabo Verde increases in 2013

30 January 2014

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) was the African country to see the biggest rise in the number of international tourists to visit in 2013, with an increase of 27 percent, according to the Competitiveness of Travel and Tourism Index 2013, Cape Verdean weekly newspaper A Semana reported.

The newspaper said that this rise made Cabo Verde the top destination amongst Portuguese-speaking African countries, the third in the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries and the fourth in sub-Saharan Africa.

The report also showed that the importance of Travel and Tourism for the country’s economy is undeniable as, unlike the other countries, Cabo Verde does not have natural resources.

The document said that Cabo Verde’s efforts are clear in terms of tourist facilities, especially in terms of available hotel rooms and that compared to regional standards it has good ground and air facilities.

Overall Cabo Verde was ranked 87th in the general list of 140 countries, and was behind only the Seychelles, Mauritius and South Africa in sub-Saharan Africa. (macauhub)