Tourism to the lush Islands of Cape Verde is set to increase to unprecedented levels, thanks to government support. Already a favourite among holidaymakers and luxury travel agencies, the country welcomed over 765,000 tourists to its shores in 2018, which led to more than 4.9 million overnight stays, with a growth of 6.8% and 7.4%, respectively, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE). Now the government aims to grow this number further, planning to attract one million tourists by 2022, creating space for large amounts of foreign tourism investment.
The Global Kite-Sports Association (GKA) advocates that kiting as a sport can be done in all countries in harmony with nature. Although not founded as an organisation to run competitive world tours, GKA is an alliance of key kite-sport brands – so has naturally progressed to promote a range of competitive tours which ensure a healthy, ambitious and aspirational, professional competitive environment amongst its members.
Establishing a new holiday destination on an international scale isn’t a simple task. It takes vision, commitment and an unwavering determination for success. In a market flooded by flash in the pan developers and emerging “holiday hotspots” that fail to stand the test of time, it is a challenge to discover and create a lasting legacy that truly captures the imagination of holidaymakers worldwide.
We recently welcomed The Business Debate to Cape Verde to talk to our team at The Resort Group PLC about the work achieved so far on the Island of Sal and our stance on sustainable tourism to protect the future of the Archipelago.
The archipelago’s government said that wind and solar will still see their share increase considerably over the next decade. Aguas de Ponta Preta (APP), the utility for the production and distribution of drinking water and electric power in the Island of Sal, of the Cape Verde archipelago, has commissioned a MW-sized solar power plant.
The installation in Cape Verde of a permanent representation of the World Bank is an “example of confidence” in the country, its institutions and its future, the deputy prime minister and finance minister said on Wednesday in the capital, Praia.
An investment of 32.7 million euros, currently in the process of completion, has made Praia International Airport in the capital of Cape Verde one of the most modern in the region, according to the African Development Bank (ADB), which is financing the work.
Going from strength to strength since its launch in December 2016, TUI Sensimar Cabo Verde is the epitome of relaxation and recuperation. The 5-star Resort, which is managed under TUI’s adults-only premium brand Sensimar, is TUI’s hotel concept for couples and adults travelling in twos without children, attaching importance to peaceful, stylish, comfortable hotels offering personal service and varied culinary experiences.
One of our resorts, Sol Dunas Beach Resort in Santa Maria will serve as the Athletes Village at this year’s African Beach Games in Cape Verde, organisers have announced.
Year-round sunshine, means that Boa Vista – home to our latest development – is always in its prime, especially during the winter months. Settled upon on one of the Top Beaches in the World according to TripAdvisor, the Resort is making progress in construction.