This essay is about tourism in cape verde and how the country is developing in this industry and about its sustainable tourism strategy

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Hochschule Harz

Cape Verde

Ali Chihab 20847

Prof. Dr. Harald Zeiss

Sustainable Tourism

Winter - Semester 2013

Chihab Ali

19 Schreiberstraße

33885 Wernigerode


Table of Contents:

1. Introduction

2. History of Cape Verde

3. Tourism In Cape Verde:

3.1. Tourism Development

3.2. The current tourism Industry

3.3. Facts and Figures

4. Sustainable tourism in Cape Verde:

4.1. Sustainable tourism in Cape Verde

4.2. Sustainable development challenges in Cape


4.3. Solutions for the sustainable development

challenges in Cape Verde

5. Conclusion


1. Introduction:

Many destinations have beautiful surroundings but rarely are they untouched

and diverse as the islands of Cape Verde, Cape Verde is a volcanic

archipelago made up of 15 islands, which are situated in the Atlantic ocean

450kilometers west of Senegal.

The uninhabited islands were discovered by the Portuguese in the mid fifteenth

century, which made them the perfect spot for slave trading and Portuguese


Cape Verde‟s islands are different, while three of the islands are flat and plain

the rest are rockier and have more vegetation.

The country has almost 500,000 inhabitant and most of them are living in Praia

which is the capital city of Cape Verde and Santiago, while the rest usually live

in rural areas.

Each and every island in the country has its own qualities, from mysterious

volcanoes to rain and dry desert to rich green mountains and tropical forest

farms, not to forget that Cape Verde has some endangered species. These

factors contribute in attracting tourists from all over the world.

There is plenty to see and do, and since it is still not affected by the tourists it is

easy to sample the real culture on these islands.

Cape Verde helps in reuniting people as its tourists come from a rich diversity of

origins. However,