Cabo Verde has over 200 hotel units in 2015

4 March 2016

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) in 2015 had 226 hotel units in operation, representing a year on year fall of 1.3 percent, reported the National Statistics Institute (INE) of the archipelago.

INE, which Thursday released the results of its annual hotel sector inventory, also said that the hotel units in operation had an accommodation capacity of 10,626 rooms, 18,055 beds and 22,954 places, which represented decreases of 2.0 percent, 0.7 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively compared to 2014.

The island of Santiago, the largest and most populated in the country, stood out with 49 tourist accommodation establishments, which corresponds to 21.7 percent of the total, followed by the islands of Santo Antao with 42, Sao Vicente with 40 and Sal with 28 establishments, representing 18.6 percent, 17.7 percent and 12.4 percent of the country’s capacity.

The survey’s results revealed that Sao Vicente, with three, was the island that gained the most units in 2015 over the previous year.

Sal was the island with the largest number of rooms, with 47.2 percent of the total, followed by the islands of Boa Vista with 24.7 percent and Santiago with 11.2 percent.

By type of establishment, hotels continued to lead with 75.6 percent of the rooms, inns represented 7.4 percent and bed and breakfasts just 6.7 percent. (macauhub/CV)