Cape Verde Tourists Up in 2008

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The African island nation of Cape Verde saw a 6.5 percent increase in the number of tourists visiting in 2008. That good news is according to the National Statistics Institute (INE), and it comes as the international economic crisis has taken a bite out of many popular holiday destinations.
Cape Verde’s hotels saw approximately 330,000 guests during 2008 according to the INE, which is an increase of 6.5 percent from 2007. Other forms of lodging, such as bed and breakfasts and rental properties, saw a 27.5 percent increase in 2008 with 27,000 nights.
Sal is the most popular tourist destination on the islands and it saw 57 percent of all tourists to Cape Verde. The largest number of visitors came from the UK, followed by Italy, Portugal and Germany.
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