Cape Verde’s skies have never looked more different. There was a time, years ago, when Cape Verde could only speak of two airports and two aeroplanes in its service. Now, each of its nine Islands has an airport, and the country is serviced by 112 direct flights by 12 airlines, with flights coming in from all over the world.
Many businesses are now choosing to adopt a vertically integrated business model, due to its many benefits. But what is a vertically integrated business model and why do companies choose an integrated approach?
The beautiful island of Santiago has so many delights to offer that it’s hard to keep count. Not only is it the largest Island of Cape Verde and home to more than half of the country’s population, but it also has the most diverse topography of any of the Islands. Here, you can find majestic peaks and long sandy beaches, fertile valleys and brittle steppes – Santiago houses a world within its shores. Here is a list of places and activities to get you exploring the Island’s many delights.
Blessed by vast stretches of untouched golden sand, surrounded by crystalline waters and boasting a relaxed and low-key atmosphere, it’s no wonder Boa Vista is rising in popularity amongst holidaymakers.
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.