Government aims for 1.26 million tourists in Cabo Verde by 2026 and 40 percent on other islands besides Sal and Boa Vista

Praia, 31 May (Inforpress) – The government aims to reach 1.26 million tourists annually in Cabo Verde, from 2026, with 40 percent (%) of tourist arrivals on other islands besides Sal and Boa Vista, traditionally considered tourist islands.

The goals were presented today by the Administrator of the Tourism Institute, Francisco Martins, during the first cycle of extended social debate, held within the scope of the preparation of the Strategic Concertation Agreement 2023/2023.

The official, who was speaking on the sub-topic “tourism diversification”, said that the Government’s objective is to increase tourist demand in the country and in a more decentralized way across the islands, reduce dependence on the main markets of issuers and tour operators and improve sustainability indices of tourism.

As he said, current indicators indicate that there are problems that have contributed to the country having a “poorly qualified and diversified” tourism product, namely the inadequacy of basic infrastructure, the efficiency of internal and external connectivity, the governance model, little integration of cultural heritage into the existing tourist offer and inefficient marketing.



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