Cabo Verde receives 461,000 tourists from January to September

18 November 2016

The number of tourists arriving in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) in the period from January to September increased 12.9% year on year to 461,600, while the number of overnight stays increased 11.0% to 3.0 million, reported the National Statistics Institute (INE) of the archipelago.

In the third quarter the number of tourists increased by 6.6% year on year to 138,000 tourists and overnight stays increased by 5.2% to more than 955,000, according to the same figures.

The survey carried out by INE showed that hotels continue to be the most sought after accommodation units, with 86.9% of the total, followed by tourist villages with 4.3%, inns with about 3.9% and bed and breakfasts with 2.4%.

The main source of tourists continued to be the UK with 20.5% of all entries, followed by Portugal with 15.2%, Germany with 10.7%, resident Cape Verdeans with 8.7% and Belgium/Netherlands with 7.3%.

Most tourists from the United Kingdom preferred the islands of Boa Vista with 58.1% of overnight stays and Sal with 41.5% and chose to stay in hotels (99.6%) and residents in Portugal opted for the islands of Sal (44.7%) and Boa Vista (42.5%). (macauhub)