The Resort Group PLC and Hotel Partner Meliá Hotels International have secured a major commercial agreement with a world-leading travel brand.

The new move will see the unnamed company deliver nearly one million customers to corporation’s three Resorts on Sal Island in Cape Verde over the next three years.

As part of the multi-million pound deal, the travel brand will take the large majority of rooms at MELIÃ's Tortuga Beach Resort, Dunas Beach Resort & Spa and Llana Beach Hotel between November 2016 and 2019. As a result of the contract, it is expected that approximately 325,000 guests will visit the resorts each year.

Figures from the National Statistics Institute (INE) show that, in 2015, Cape Verde had more than 569,000 hotel guests – an annual growth of 5.5%.

Jose Luis Cuevas, Melia operations manager for Cabo Verde, commented: “Many tourists are now looking further afield for inspiration and we expect an increasing number of people to opt for Cape Verde as their next holiday destination. While the archipelago is still relatively undiscovered, the beautiful beaches, and vibrant and traditional culture are quickly making a name for themselves. The fact that three established companies have come together to form an operator agreement further demonstrates the excellent potential for travel and tourism on the Islands.”

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