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)