As a holiday destination, Cape Verde has plenty to recommend it. It’s a year-round sun spot with alluring beaches, volcanic hiking routes, and a lively music scene, not to mention direct flights from the UK at under six hours, and no time difference – so no jet lag to contend with.
These draws would appear to be common knowledge. Indeed, it seems that just about everyone is searching for it online.
According to the Global Travel Search Index, which ranks the holiday destinations that have shown the greatest increase in Google search interest over the past 12 years, Cape Verde takes the top spot – with a spike of more than 3,000 per cent since 2004. Earlier this year the islands were named the second most searched-for spot on Earth for Britons, sandwiched between the perennial city break favourites of Barcelona and Amsterdam.