Tourism in Mauritius

  • UNWTO: International tourism – strongest half-year results since 2010

    AFGHANISTAN, 2017/09/09 Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the initial six months of 2017, some 36 million additional than in the same period of 2016. At 6%, increase was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010. Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong request for international travel in the initial half of 2017, according to the new UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased by 6% compared to the same six-month period last year, well above the sustained and consistent trend of 4% or higher increase since 2010. This represents the strongest half-year in seven years.
  • International Arrivals To Africa Reach More Than 18 Million In 2017

    BOTSWANA, 2017/09/09 Market Research Company Euromonitor International revealed before this week the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa at the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. According to Euromonitor International’s new data, international arrivals to Africa grew by 6.5 % in 2017, to reach 18,550 million, up from 16,351 million in 2012. Key markets such as South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cameroon, Mauritius and Tanzania accounted for 70 % of international trips to the Sub-Saharan African region.
  • Tourists to hit 1 million mark by 2018 in Mauritius

    MAURITIUS, 2014/03/16 Smoothening in occupancy rates is expected over the estimate period of 2014-2018, although occupancy rates have declined over the completed 2 years, in the backdrop of excessive room supply. A statement recently released by international market research firm ‘Research and Markets’ shows only marginal increase in domestic tourist volumes in Mauritius, which are expected to rise at a Compound Annual Increase Rate (CAGR) of 0.31% over the five-year estimate period, to reach 1 million by 2018. Titled ‘Travel and Tourism in Mauritius to 2018’, the statement observes that the tourism industry has developed into a major pillar of economic development in Mauritius, which is however, increasingly feeling the heat of intense competition in the international tourism industry.
  • Minister Michael Sik Yuen of Mauritius at ITB Tourism Trade equitable in Berlin

    MAURITIUS, 2014/03/06 Minister Michael Sik Yuen of Mauritius made time at the ITB Tourism Trade equitable in Berlin to update Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture and Pascal Viroleau, the CEO of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands (Comoros, La Reunion, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mayotte and the Seychelles) on his conference in Italy with Costa Cruises. Minister Sik Yuen briefed his Seychelles counterpart in the presence of Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board that Costa Cruises was returning to Mauritius and to the Indian Ocean from January 2015. Minister Sik Yuen of Mauritius accompanied by Karl Mootoosamy his chief of the MTPA (Mauritius Tourism Promotional Authority) had met with Norbert Stiekema, the Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing at Costa Cruises.
  • Getting married overseas on a romantic tropical beach in Mauritius

    MAURITIUS, 2014/02/08 Getting married overseas on a romantic tropical beach is becoming increasingly popular, and Centara Hotels & Resorts Mauritius has a choice of two new oceanfront resorts where all the necessary official documentation can be handled, in addition to a carefree wedding ceremony or renewal of vows, and an idyllic honeymoon. Both resorts have dedicated wedding planners who offer expert assistance at all times and who will help tailor your wedding ceremony down to the finest details. The two resorts are Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa and Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa. Both are located on the beachfront on the eastern side of the island, and each has its own sparkling lagoon and direct access to the beach.
  • Mauritius tourist arrivals up by 2.8%

    MAURITIUS, 2013/10/16 Official figures released here Monday show that the number of tourists who visited Mauritius between January and September 2013 increased by 2.8%. The figures indicated that a total of 694,443 tourists visited the island country during the period, accounting for the increase as against the 675,584 visitors who came during the corresponding period in 2012 In September 2013 alone, the figures showed that a total of 71,951 tourists visited the island as compared to the 66,369 during the same period in 2012 -- an increase of 8.4%.
  • Mauritius the world's top luxury tourism destinations.

    MAURITIUS, 2013/08/12 Mauritius, with its rich cultural mix, its colorful history and its golden beaches, is presently regarded as one of the world's top luxury tourism destinations. The island, set in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometers from the east coast of Africa, was named the World’s Leading Island Destination in the World Travel Awards in 2011 and has one of the highest rates of returning tourism visitors in the world. Centara Hotels & Resorts opened its initial Mauritius property before in 2013, with Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius set on the beach on the eastern side of the island.