Island of Boa Vista in Cabo Verde, to have three more luxury hotels

27 August 2014

The island of Boa Vista in the Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) archipelago may have another three luxury hotels, as a result of investments by British group TUI Travel and Spanish hotel group RIU Hotels & Resorts, said the chairman of the Tourism Development Corporation of the islands of Boa Vista and Maio.

Avelino Boniface told the Rádio de Cabo Verde radio station that negotiations were still underway, but everything pointed to three more hotels being built on the island of Boa Vista.

According to one official, the RIU tour operator and hotel chain want to focus even more that island, where they have operated since 2008 with the Hotel Riu Karamboa and since 2011 with the Riu Touareg in Lacacão.

RIU Hotels & Resorts is a hotel chain founded in 1953 in the Canary Islands by the Riu family, which remains the owner of the group, and TUI Travel PLC is a British tour operator listed on the London Stock Exchange established in September 2007 with the merger of First Choice Holidays PLC and the tourism division of German operator TUI AG. (macauhub/CV)