Cabo Verde’s (Cape Verde’s) hotel establishments registered 2.4% and 6.8% increases in the number of guests and overnight stays in the first quarter of the year, compared to the same period of 2016, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).
From January to March the number of guests in Cabo Verde’s hotel establishments totalled 195,100 and the number of overnight stays was 1.2 million, with an average stay of 5.9 nights.
The United Kingdom was the main source of tourists in the period and visitors from the UK also stayed the longest in Cabo Verde, with an average stay of 7.9 nights.
The island of Sal was the most sought after, accounting for around 47.9% of hotel entrances, followed by Boavista Island with 28.8% and Santiago with 9.9%, according to INE.
By type of establishment, hotels continued to be the most sought after, with 84.3% of total entries, followed by bed and breakfasts with 4.7% and tourist villages with 3.6%
The main markets for tourists were, in addition to the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the Netherlands, with 13.5%, 12.3% and 11.1%, respectively. (macauhub)