Directorate-General for Tourism replaced by the Cabo Verde Tourism Institute

2 July 2019

The new Cabo Verde Tourism Institute will have its headquarters in the city of Santa Maria, on Sal island, and the respective decree-law has been approved by the Council of Ministers, the ministerial spokesman said in Praia.

Pedro Lopes, spokesman and secretary of state for Innovation and Vocational Training, also said that following the approval of the decree-law the Directorate-General for Tourism will be transformed into an autonomous institute that can regulate and supervise tourist activities, promote the Cabo Verde brand and encourage investment in the sector.

Lopes said that the institute will be operational soon, but a period of 24 months has been established for the construction and equipping of its headquarters.

The Cabo Verde Tourism Institute will have two delegations, one in São Vicente, to cover the northern islands of the archipelago, and another in Praia, to cover the southern islands.

Meanwhile, Portuguese groups Neivagest and Água Hotels on Monday in the city of Santa Maria, launched the first platform for distribution of food products to the hotel network on the island of Sal.

The launch took place as part of a visit by a Portuguese delegation that includes companies from the tourism sector that “intend to look at Cabo Verde as a destination for their internationalisation and make investments here,” according to the Secretary of State for Tourism, Ana Mendes Godinho. (Macauhub)