Cabo Verde receives 540,000 tourists in 2014

25 February 2015

Hotel establishments in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) in 2014 recorded stays of around 540,000 guests, which was a decrease of 2.3 percent compared to 2013, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said in the Cape Verdean capital, Praia.

INE also reported that in the same period hotels registered about 3.4 million overnight stays, a decrease of 0.6 percent in annual terms.

The United Kingdom was the main country of origin of tourists, or 18.0 percent of the total, and these were the tourists who remained in Cabo Verde for the longest time, with an average stay of 8.6 nights.

After the UK came Germany with 12.8 percent of the total, France with 11.5 percent and Portugal with 11.1 percent as major sources of tourists for Cabo Verde.

The island of Sal is the most popular island for tourists, accounting for about 41.5 percent of the entries in accommodation units, followed by the island of Boa Vista, with 32.9 percent and Santiago with 13.2 percent.

In the fourth quarter of 2014, hotel establishments in Cabo Verde welcomed 153,000 guests, which led to more than 924,000 overnight stays, with increases of 5.6 percent and 0.02 percent, respectively, over the same quarter of 2013. (macauhub/CV)