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Date: 27/09/2016
Tourism continues to grow in Cape Verde.

According to the Central Tourist Authority, Cape Verde is expected to receive more than 650,000 tourists in 2016.

The archipelago received 323,000 tourists in the first half of 2016, an annual increase of 15.9%, and in the second quarter this figure totalled 132,400 tourists, 13.9% more than in the same period of 2015.

These figures exceed last year’s released by the National Statistics Institute (INE), which show that in 2015 about 569,000 tourists visited Cape Verde, or an increase of 5.5% compared to 2014.

Data from the Guest Movement Survey, by INE, also showed that in the same period, overnight stays increased by 8.6% and the United Kingdom was the main source of tourists, with 22.2% of total arrivals, followed by Germany (13.4%), Portugal (10.9%), Belgium and the Netherlands, with 10.6%.

There has also been an increase in the number of cruise ships visiting the islands.