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EU ANNOUNCES €55 MILLION CAPE VERDE GREEN ENERGY FUND

21.02.2014 -  Cape Verde will see €55 million (£45 million) worth of funding to provide green energy, reduce poverty and increase growth and governance the EU has announced. The EU development commissioner Andris Pielbalgs announced the new fund while visiting the country on Friday February 14th 2014.  The green energy fund will see support from 2014 to 2020...more »

Cape Verde: Best tourist destination

CAPE VERDE AMONG BEST TOURIST DESTINATIONS 2014 SAYS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

28.11.2013 -  Cape Verde is one of 21 “must-see tourist destinations” in 2014 according to the National Geographic magazine in its end-of-year issue. Described as being nascent and a little-known hideaway, the magazine highlights the fact that it is the birthplace of the “barefoot diva” Cesária Évora. The feeling of visiting superficial islands such as Brava, the...more »

NEW DIRECT FLIGHTS TO BOA VISTA FROM NOVEMBER

09.09.2013 -  TAP-Portugal, a Portuguese airline company, is set to begin flying direct from Lisbon to the Cape Verdean island of Boavista from November. Boa Vista is the second most important tourism destination behind Sal in Cape Verde. João Inglês, a company representative on the West African archipelago, told the Lusa News Agency that TAP would be flying twice...more »

SPANISH GROUP DECAMERON TO INVEST 138 MILLION EUROS IN CAPE VERDE

01.06.2013 -  Two more luxus resorts (four and five star) are set to be built on the island of Boa Vista, Cape Verde. The Spanish Group Decameron plans to add 1,100 rooms to its network of 35 hotels.  A contract with a total investment of 138 million euros has been signed and commissioned with the Tourist Development Company of the islands of Boa Vista and Maio. As...more »

Cape Verde Tourist Tax

TOURIST TAX IN CAPE VERDE SINCE 1ST OF MAY

06.05.2013 -  Tourists must now pay a tax to stay overnight at Cape Verde’s hotels or related establishments. The tax applies for 16 years old or older individuals and it costs 2 Euros (220 escudos) per night up to a maximum of 10 nights per each hotel.   The tax came into effect after the approval of its application as a part of the 2013 General State Budget...more »

FIRST CASINO TO OPEN ON CAPE VERDE ISLANDS

17.04.2013 -  Cape Verde will start operating its first casino within 21 months on Sal Island, after seeing the archipelago’s government and Royal Casino agreeing upon a gaming and gambling concession and exploration contract which was officially signed Friday 12th April 2013. With costs of the Sal Island casino escalating to 5 million Euros, the overall project will...more »

CAPE VERDE SEES THE NUMBER OF TOURISTS SURPASS HALF A MILLION IN 2012

20.02.2013 -  Cape Verde’s hotels have seen the highest number of tourists stay with a total of 534,000 and for the first time ever, surpass the entire population of the Archipelago, which has an overall population of 497,000 people according to the National Statistics Institute (INE), stated on Tuesday in Praia.   The INE also stated that the number of guests...more »

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