World Bank calls for new tourism model for Cabo Verde

24 September 2014

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) should give up the tourism model that is currently in place in the archipelago, according to a World Bank study due to be presented at a meeting Friday and Saturday on the island of Sal, according to Cape Verdean newspaper A Semana.

The study says the current “all inclusive” model where tourists are supplied with everything they need within their tourist resorts, adds very little to the real economy and the value chain that is needed to sustain the development of a tourist country like Cabo Verde.

The meeting organised by the Ministries of Finance and Tourism, in partnership with the World Bank, due to end on World Tourism Day, September 27, will be attended by international experts and representatives from the public and private sectors.

The newspaper also reported that officials from the Ministry of Finance believe that the time is right to analyse the path Cabo Verde has taken in recent years and to consider new ideas and solutions. (macauhub/CV)