Number of rooms on the island of Boa Vista, Cabo Verde, expected to see exponential growth by 2022

24 June 2016

The island of Boa Vista, in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), should have about 10,000 rooms for accommodation in 2022, an increase of over 300 percent compared to 2,438 existing rooms, according to official forecasts.

Projections from the Tourism Development Corporation of the Islands of Boa Vista and Maio, cited by weekly newspaper A Semana, show that from 2,438 existing rooms, Boa Vista is expected to reach 3,908 rooms in 2017 and 5,739 in 2018, based on investments already started and the projects that will be launched in the near future.

The prospects for 2019 are of 8,538 room and 9,738 rooms for 2021 before that figure gets closer to 10,000 the following year, again according to the same document.

With an estimated occupancy rate at 70 percent, the number of tourists visiting the island should be over 175,500 this year, with increases continuing and reaching 701,100 by 2022.

The figures cited by the newspaper show that, by extension, the number of nights sold on Boa Vista could increase from 1.2 million in 2016 to 4.9 million in 2022, increasing the sector’s turnover from 8.1 billion escudos to 32.4 billion escudos. (macauhub/CV)