Cabo Verde receives 408,000 tourists in third quarter

1 December 2015

Hotel establishments in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) received 408,800 guests from January to September, an annual increase of 5.8 percent, while overnight stays totalled 2.6 million or an additional 7.1 percent, reported the National Statistics Institute (INE).

In the third quarter the number of people who stayed on the archipelago’s accommodation units totalled 408,800, or an annual increase of 14.9 percent, while the 908,500 overnight stays posted the same percentage change.

Hotels remained the most popular establishments, with 88.2 percent of the total, which was followed by bed and breakfasts, 4.1 percent, inns, with 3.2 percent and tourist villages with 2.3 percent.

The island of Sal is the most popular, with 40.3 percent of all entries, followed by the island of Boavista, with 36.7 percent and Santiago, with 11.9 percent.

The main source of tourists in the third quarter continued to be the United Kingdom, with 25.7 percent of the total, which was followed by Portugal, Germany, resident Cape Verdeans and Belgium/Netherlands, with 15.6 percent, 12.6 percent, 10.1 percent and 7.3 percent, respectively.

The UK was also first in terms of overnight stays, followed by Germany, Portugal and Belgium/Netherlands, with 15.5 percent, 13.3 percent and 8.4 percent, respectively. (macauhub/CV)