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|Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:29 pm Post subject: UK is the top country for tourists visiting Cape Verde
|The number of guests in hotels in the first half of this year was 171,751, which represents an increase of 3.9% over the same perios last year, reports the National Statistics Institute. In absolute terms an extra 6,513 tourists stayed in hotels compared to last year. These figures have just been unveiled, this Monday, and by INE reported that overnight stays amounted to 1,055,793 in the first half of 2010, translating into an increase of 5.4% over the same period last year. In absolute terms, an increase of 53,912.
Hotels remain the most popular establishments, with 83.2%. The residentials, with 7.4%, and pensaos, with 3.9% complete the picture. It is a similar pattern in respect of overnight stays: hotels (91.4%), residentials (3.6%) and pensoas (2.2%).
Sal continues to host the largest, with 42.9% of income. Followed by Boa Vista (29.7%) and Santiago (14.2%). The same pattern is repeated in respect of overnight stays: Salt (50.7%) Boa Vista (38.2%) and Santiago (5.3%).
The UK, with 19.1% or a total 171,751 entries, remains the leading source of tourism for Cape Verde. These are followed Portugal, Germany, France and Italy, accounted for 15.2%, 12.8%, 12.3% and 10.5% of entries respectively. As for overnight stays, the UK dominates with 26.8% of the total of 1,055,793 registrations, followed by Germany, Portugal, Italy and France with 15.5 and 11.7%, 10.5% and 9.3% , respectively.
Residents in Cape Verde amounted to 10.9% of entries and 5.1% of overnight stays. Most tourists from the UK as preferred destination, the islands of Sal and Boa Vista, which represents 58.2% and 40.8% of nights, respectively, and chosen as host site hotels (99.0% ).
According to data compiled by INE, visitors from the UK continue to have higher average stay in Cape Verde (8.4 nights). The following are from the Netherlands and Germany, staying an average of 7.3 nights and 7.2, respectively. The Cape Verdean residents remained on average 2.8 nights in hotels.
During the first half of 2010, on average bed occupancy rate, the overall level was 45%. Boa Vista was the island with the highest occupancy - bed (68%). Sal follows this with 47% occupancy.
The hotels are the hotels with the highest occupancy rate of bed - 54%. The inns and guest houses accounted for an average occupancy rate of 24% and 20% respectively.