Cabo Verde’s hotel establishments received more than 595,000 guests from January to September, resulting in over 3.7 million overnight stays, with year-on-year growth of 7.5% and 3.9%, respectively, the archipelago’s National Statistics Institute (INE) said.
INE also reported that in the third quarter of 2019, the hotel industry welcomed more than 181,000 guests, resulting in more than 1.2 million overnight stays, an increase of 6.8% and 1.9%, respectively, compared to the same quarter of last year, or 11,498 tourists and 23,000 more overnight stays in real terms.
Hotels remained the most sought after hotel establishments, accounting for 89.1% of total entries, followed by bed and break with 3.7% and residential and tourist villages with 2.7% and 2.6%, respectively. .
Sal Island received the most tourists, with 48.4% of total entries, followed by Boa Vista Island, with 29.8% and Santiago, with 11.6%.
The main tourist issuing market in the third quarter remained the United Kingdom, with 25.1% of total inflows, followed by Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands and France, which accounted for 15.2%, 9.9%, 8.0% and 7.3%, respectively.
Visitors from the United Kingdom had the highest average stay in Cabo Verde in the quarter under review with 8.9 nights, followed by those from Germany and the Netherlands with 8.1 and 7.1 nights, respectively. (Macauhub)