Cabo Verde’s hotel establishments received more than 553,000 guests from January to September 2018, a year-on-year increase of 8.1%, the archipelago’s National Statistics Institute (INE) said.
These guests recorded overnight stays in excess of 3.6 million, or 8.9% more than the amount recorded in the first nine months of 2017.
In the third quarter alone, hotels accounted for more than 170,000 guests, leading to more than 1.1 million overnight stays, or increases of 4.0% and 6.6%, respectively.
Hotels remained the most popular accommodation establishments, accounting for 89.3% of total entries, followed by bed and breakfasts with 3.0%, tourist villages and guest houses with 2.9% and 2.6% respectively.
The island of Sal was the most sought after, with 51.0% of total entries, followed by the island of Boa Vista, with 30.6% and Santiago with 9.3% and by overnight stays Sal accounted for 55.1% of the total, Boa Vista for 36.3% and Santiago for 3.9%.
The main tourist market in this quarter continued to be the United Kingdom with 23.8% of total entries and 31.5% of overnight stays. (macauhub)