Top Holiday Hypermarket Small Island Developing States Rely on Tourism

Aug 14, 2012, 03:00 ET from Holiday Hypermarket

LONDON, August 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

-Holiday Hypermarket respond to a recent UNWTO report about development opportunities in Small Island Developing States-

Holiday Hypermarket say that Small Island Developing States such as Cape Verde, are popular among visitors, bringing essential benefits such as job opportunities. According to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the number of international visitors to these states increased by 12 million in the previous decade.

A top destination among Holiday Hypermarket customers, Cape Verde in particular benefits from international visitors, whose custom supports employment and sustainability, and which the UNWTO has dubbed a "development opportunity". In some island nations, tourism accounts for over 40 per cent of annual gross domestic product.

Tourism has helped Cape Verde graduate from the status of Least Developed Country among the 52 states that make up Small Island Developing States, and which hail from the Caribbean, Pacific and AIMS (Africa, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and South China Sea) regions.

Calum Macdonald, E-Commerce Manager at Holiday Hypermarket, comments: "Sales for holidays to Cape Verde have risen steadily since we started offering them in early 2011, to the extent that tickets to Boa Vista on the island are our seventh most popular holidays at the moment."

"Other well-liked SIDS destinations include the Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis, Mauritius, the Bahamas and Barbados, to name a few. In particular, sunny Cuba is an attractive Caribbean destination for British visitors. We're eager to continue to support Small Island Developing States and contribute to their sustainable development through tourism."

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