Cape Verde. In September, the director general of the country’s tourism industry said that Cape Verde aims to attract more than 3 million visitors annually by 2030. In order for this to become a reality, according to the Director-General, transport costs must be lowered, infrastructure and security improved and supply becomes larger and more varied.
According to Countryaah.com, a step in that direction was taken in March when the country’s first casino opened on the already popular tourist island of Sal. From June it has also been possible to fly between Cape Verde and the Azores. As there are flights to the Portuguese archipelago from the USA and Europe, it became easier for foreign tourists to get to Cape Verde. In the first half of 2017, nearly 350,000 tourists visited the country.