Tourism in Cabo Verde expected to boom

26 June 2014

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) is amongst the top 10 tourist destinations expected to see greatest growth over the next 10 years, according to a study of the 2014/2024 period by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

The study, which was published in the trade press and entitled “Cape Verde on the Brink of a Tourism Boom,” concludes that investments made by several tour operators are starting to bear fruit and that the country is gradually becoming a tourist destination of choice.

According to the WTTC the archipelago in Europe is known as the “European Caribbean” due to European’s choosing it based on as well as its close distance.

Pan-African news agency Panapress said that this information was in line with figures for tourism growth in Cabo Verde published by the country’s National Statistics Institute (INE) and put the archipelago in the top 10 tourist destinations of the future.

In 2014 the number of tourists visiting Cabo Verde is expected to be over 1 million.

The study also noted the impact of tourism on the Cape Verdean economy, which in 2013 accounted for 16.2 percent of its GDP and by 2024 it is expected to account for 20 percent. (macauhub/CV)