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Date: 25/05/2016
Tourism up 17.2% First Quarter 2016

Cape Verde received 190,600 tourists in the first quarter of the year, which was an increase of 17.2 percent over the same period of 2015, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said in the Cape Verdean capital, Praia.

The United Kingdom was the main country of origin of tourists, with 19.1 percent of the total, and British tourists also remained longest in Cabo Verde, with an average stay of 8.1 nights.

After the UK, came France, Germany and the Netherlands, accounting for 11.7 percent, 10.8 percent and 10.6 percent, respectively.

Sal Island continued to be the most popular destination, accounting for about 51 percent of tourist arrivals. (macauhub/CV)