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Mauritius’ tourism earnings amounted to Rs 32.23 bn for nine months to Sept 2014

Mauritius’ tourism earnings saw a rise of 10.7% over the nine-month period from January to September 2014 to hit Rs 32.23 billion against Rs 29.11 billion for the corresponding period in 2013, according to the monthly statistical bulletin for October 2014 by the Bank of Mauritius. The document released by the central bank of Mauritius also showed that, on a month-on-month basis, gross tourism earnings rose to Rs 3.06 billion

Vive le tourisme: Starwood Hotels & Resorts opens first Westin in Mauritius

Showing sustained interest in the hospitality sector of the island economy, last week witnessed the debut of the world-renowned Westin brand in Mauritius. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Blue Ocean Park Ltd announced the opening of The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius, on September 4, 2014. Nestled in lush tropical gardens, the resort, which is the third Starwood hotel to open in Mauritius after the St. Regis Mauritius Resort

[PR ExpertSpeak] Jeremy Galbraith: Mauritius has succeeded in establishing a great country image

Jeremy Galbraith, the CEO of globally renowned PR firm Burson-Marsteller for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, spoke to AfricaMoney on the sidelines of the Africa Public Relations Association (APRA) Summit held in Mauritius. He noted that the island economy has succeeded in branding itself with a great country image as a must-visit tourist destination. However, he went on to caution that the tourism market is a tough and

Shipshape: Mauritius Tourism minister forecasts rise in cruise passengers from 2015

Italian cruise line Costa Croisières announced last week that it will resume its activities in the Indian Ocean region from January 12, 2015 with the arrival of the new neoClassica. Costa Cruise representative, Emilio Zunino, announced that four ships of neoClassica will be in Mauritius in 2015 and six in 2016. Accordingly, Mauritius Tourism minister Michael Sik Yuen forecast an increase in cruise passengers to 20,000 in 2015, 50,000 in

[Economy ExpertSpeak] Michael Sik Yuen: Closer ties with Emirates a big boost for Mauritius tourism

Mauritius Tourism minister Michael Sik Yuen continued his interview to AfricaMoney by elaborating on how a deepening relationship with Emirates was gradually resolving air connectivity woes. He also commented on the visibility of Mauritius in the Middle East, stating that closer ties with Dubai’s premier airlines was also helping Mauritius gain greater visibility in the Gulf Council Countries. To conclude, the minister also gave his views on untapped markets such

Mauritius star rises in China; wins multiple tourism awards

Mauritius will receive three awards in China after being ranked 9th in the “Top 10 Best Overseas City” and 2nd in the “Top 10 Island Destinations” for the year 2013, by the Ctrip group, leader in the travel and tourism industry in China, and “The Best Emerging Island Destination” by the Chinese magazine Voyage, specialising in high-end tourism. For this occasion a prestigious ceremony will be held today, February 28,

Mauritius sees 2013 tourism revenues fall 8.6% on EU woes

Mauritius saw an 8.6% fall in gross tourism receipts to Rs 40.55 billion in 2013 from a year ago, according to data released by officials yesterday. This was largely on the back of reduced arrivals from Europe, the main source market for tourists to the island economy, which fell 1.5 percent to 547,046 in 2013. Further, France, a mainstay of the island’s tourism sector, also showed lower footfalls for 2013

Turkish Airlines to run 3-4 weekly Mauritius flights from October

Mauritius is likely to play host to increasing tourists from Turkey come October, with Turkish Airlines set to launch three to four weekly flights to connect Istanbul and Mauritius via Madagascar. Also, direct flights between Mauritius and Istanbul may not be far off, as Turkish Airlines stated that it would consider operating direct flights to Mauritius, but only after several operations, in view of increasing the connectivity between the two

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