Tourism in Cape Verde: profile and valuation of the traveler

López-Guzmán, Tomás, Ribeiro, Manuel Alector, Orgaz-Agüera, Francisco and Martín, Juan Antonio Marmolejo (2015) Tourism in Cape Verde: profile and valuation of the traveler. Estudios y Perspectivas en Turismo, 24 (3) . pp. 512-528. ISSN 0327-5841

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Abstract

In recent years, the islands have had a significant change in its economic structure that is reflected in a significant increase in their economic development. This paper describes the transformation that Cape Verde has taken in the last decade, thanks mainly to tourism and the increase of the construction sector. In addition, the results of this study present the review and assessment of different variables related to tourism and foreign travelers who visited the main tourist island of the country, the island of Sal. Accordingly, this study is based on surveys applied to foreign tourists who visit the island in All-Inclusive System. The findings show a high level of satisfaction of foreign tourists, especially related to the beaches, the hospitality of local people and the weather. However, it must be emphasized the need to facilitate and simplify the procedures of the entry of tourists in the country and the increasing of the shopping areas. The study's practical implications and limitations are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 21124
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Depositing User: Manuel Alector Ribeiro
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2017 12:41
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 16:41
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21124

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