Tourism is an important component of the economy of Cape Verde, given the geographic constraints on other activities and the scarcity of economic resources. Cape Verde is one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the world. The political stability of the country, improvements in accessibility, and investment in infrastructure have all contributed to increase the competitiveness of the country in the global tourism market. The growth of the tourism sector has had an overall positive economic impact but has also caused concerns about possible social and environmental effects.

Cape Verde is an archipelago of 10 islands located 500 kilometers off the Western African coast, near Senegal. The majority of the population of around half a million people is of mixed race. An estimated half a ...

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