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Date: 18/02/2016
Tourism up 5.5% in Cape Verde in 2015.

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) in 2015 received over 569,000 tourists, a figure which represents an annual increase of 5.5 percent, the National Institute of Statistics of the archipelago reported Tuesday.

These same tourists accounted last year for more than 3.7 million overnight stays, an increase of 8.6 percent year on year, with the UK being the main country of origin of tourists and whose nationals remained in Cabo Verde longest, with an average of 8.9 nights.

The island of Sal remained the most popular, with 43.2 percent of all entries, followed by the island of Boa Vista, with 31.9 percent and Santiago with 12.3 percent, with the same order for the number of overnight stays.

After the UK, the main sources of tourists were Germany, with 13.4 percent, Portugal with 10.9 percent and the Netherlands with 10.6 percent. (macauhub/CV)