Cabo Verde ends 2017 with 275 hotel units

16 March 2018

At the end of 2017, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) had 275 hotel establishments in operation, 42 more than in the previous year, or an increase of 18.0%, according to the annual inventory carried out by the West African archipelago’s National Statistics Institute (INE).

Hotel establishments had an accommodation capacity of 12,643 rooms, 20,421 beds and 26,987 places, with increases of 9.0%, 11.1% and 10.7%, respectively, compared to figures for 2016.

The island of Santo Antão had the largest number of tourist accommodation units – 68 – accounting for 24.7% of the national total. The island also posted the biggest increase in 2017 by adding 26 establishments.

In relation to the type of accommodation, there was a bigger increase in bed and breakfasts, with an extra 28 units compared to 2016, followed by hotels (5), pensions and hotel-apartments (both with 3), tourist villages (1) and inns (1).

In 2017, a total of 8,825 people were employed in hotel establishments, an increase of 14.0% against 2016, with the majority of these workers on the island of Sal, accounting for 56% of the total. (macauhub)