The number of operating tourist accommodation units in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) in 2014 totalled 229, an annual increase of 3.2 percent, the country’s National Statistics Institute (INE) said in Praia.
The units had a total of 10,800 rooms (+19.7 percent), 18,100 beds (+13.7 percent) and 23,100 places (+ 19.3%) compared to the figures recorded in 2013, according to the results of the Annual Inventory of hotel establishments conducted by INE.
Santiago was the island with the largest number of hotel establishments, with 51 units or 22.3 percent of the country’s total, followed by Santo Antão with 41, São Vicente with 37 and Sal with 30.
Saint Vincent was the island that experienced the largest increase, with five new tourist accommodation units, Santo Antão and São Nicolau each with two new units, Boa Vista, Maio and Santiago with one more hotel, while the island of Fogo lost three establishments and Sal and Brava lost one each.
Overall, Cabo Verde gained nine new bed and breakfasts and seven new hotels lost a total of nine accommodation units. (macauhub/CV)