Number of Visitors Increased in Cape Verde
The number of visitors in Cape Verde increased 6.8% in the third quarter of this year and overnight stays 1.9% over the same period of 2018, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).
According to Tourism Statistics – Guest Turnover data for the third quarter 2019, the United Kingdom remains the leading source of tourists with an average stay of 8.9 per night. The data indicate that hotel establishments welcomed more than 595 thousand guests and,
around 3.7 million overnight stays, movements that resulted in increases of 7.5% and 3.9%, respectively, compared to the same period last year.
Statistics show that resorts remain the most sought after type of accommodation, accounting for 89.1% of total arrivals, followed by hotels with 3.7%, residential and tourist villages with 2.7% and 2.6%. respectively. The island of Sal has the largest reception, with 48.4% of the total entries, followed by the island of Boa Vista with 29.8% and Santiago with 11.6%.
The main tourist issuing market remains the United Kingdom with 25.1% of total inflows, followed by Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands and France, accounting for 15.2%, 9.9%, 8.0%. and 7.3%, respectively.