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Mauritius: Obligation for hotels of the Island to display their star rating as from 1 July




The Minister of Tourism, Xavier-Luc Duval, has lately declared that the classification of hotels on the island will be effective as from July 1, 2015.
 
Institutions will now have three, four or five star in their flag and will be forced to display this classification on their fronts. This measure is anticipated according to the authorities to urge the hotel owners on increasing the level of benefits and services available to their customers.
 
According to the latest figures released by the agency Statistics Mauritius, Mauritius hotel portfolio was comprised in the late of September 2014 of 108 institutions which operate in the heart of the tourism sector of Mauritius. 12,481 rooms are available to customers, or 25,620 available beds.
 
As a reminder, 1,038,968 tourists have landed in Mauritius the previous year, an increase of 4.6% in comparison with tourist arrivals registered in 2013 and 993,106 tourists recorded. 91,128 tourists landed in Mauritius on holiday in February 2015. They were 78 984 one year earlier, an increase of 15.4%. The European market alone accounted for 56,770 passengers up 10.6%.



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