Tourism in Cape Verde

  • UNWTO: International tourism – strongest half-year results since 2010

    AFGHANISTAN, 2017/09/09 Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the initial six months of 2017, some 36 million additional than in the same period of 2016. At 6%, increase was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010. Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong request for international travel in the initial half of 2017, according to the new UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased by 6% compared to the same six-month period last year, well above the sustained and consistent trend of 4% or higher increase since 2010. This represents the strongest half-year in seven years.
  • International Arrivals To Africa Reach More Than 18 Million In 2017

    BOTSWANA, 2017/09/09 Market Research Company Euromonitor International revealed before this week the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa at the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. According to Euromonitor International’s new data, international arrivals to Africa grew by 6.5 % in 2017, to reach 18,550 million, up from 16,351 million in 2012. Key markets such as South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cameroon, Mauritius and Tanzania accounted for 70 % of international trips to the Sub-Saharan African region.
  • Resort Group’s new hotel in Cabo Verde opens in November

    CAPE VERDE, 2016/03/26 The new hotel of the Resort Group (https://www.theresortgroupplc.com/) that is being built on the island of Sal, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) – the Llana Beach Hotel – will be ready in November, Cape Verdean newspaper Expresso das Ilhas reported. The project, costing an estimated 80 million euros, covers an area of almost 75,000 square metres and will offer its guests 600 suites, seven swimming pools, night clubs, five restaurants, conference rooms and water sports, amongst other facilities.
  • The Island of Sal, Cape Verde

    CAPE VERDE, 2013/05/06  Located in the Atlantic Ocean, 5 hours and 30 minutes from Paris, south of the Canary Islands and 500 km west of the coast of Senegal, the archipelago of Cape Verde consists of ten islands offering visitors beautiful beaches of white sand and a diverse view of volcanic reliefs. Cape Verde is home to warm and friendly people who are glad help tourists discover the peace and beauty of their paradise.
  • Royal Casino granted concession to run Cape Verde’s first casino

    CAPE VERDE, 2013/04/24 The prime casino in Cape Verde will start operating within 21 months on Sal Island, under the terms of a gaming and gambling concession and exploration arrangement signed Friday by the archipelago’s government and Royal Casino, the Cape Verdean press reported.  The casino on Sal Island is expected to cost 5 million euros, and the in general project to cost 66 million euros. The concession arrangement gives Royal Casino a 25-year exclusive concession.