Tuesday, July 17, 2012

India, Mauritius to Promote Tourism Together

India and Mauritius, two top holiday destinations, will be working together to encourage tourism. The two countries are looking at the possibilities of facilitating investment in hospitality industry and infrastructure development.

Mauritius Tourism is looking to formulate a long term strategy for the Indian market. The island nation is likely to focus on the MICE (Meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) and Wedding segments to facilitate the rise in the Indian tourist arrivals.

Govt. of Mauritius is also working on weekend packages in collaboration with Air Mauritius by September 2012. It is also speculated that Air Mauritius will increase the frequency of flights to India, connecting to Mumbai. An additional flight will be offered on Thursday to tap the weekend holiday segment.

Indian Government is of the opinion that India and Mauritius should work together to look for possibilities of promoting investment in hotel industry tourism and infrastructure development as India permits 100 per cent FDI in hotel sector.

India and Mauritius are both popular holiday destinations that attract tourists from different corners of the globe. If cheap flights to India remain popular among all and sundry, Mauritius is no less a honeymoon and adventure destination and tempts many rummage around for cheap flight deals.

News reports reveal that 18,000 tourists booked airline tickets to India from Mauritius in 2009. The figure went up to 21,000 in 2010.

India’s tourism office in Johannesburg is in charge for promoting the country as a travel destination in Mauritius.

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