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Mauritius: The Minister of Tourism of the island wants to make the Mauritius destination more authentic by "mauritianising" the tourist product




The Minister of Tourism of Mauritius, Xavier-Luc Duval wants to "mauritianise" the tourism product of the island and "infuse authenticity and Mauritian specificity."

"In the past, people gave a lot of importance to the accumulation of goods. - Televisions, home appliances Nowadays they want something different in their lives When they travel, they seek for new experiences... they want to live and build up experience When coming to Mauritius, visitors can be accommodated in big hotels that offer luxury and tranquility. - but it is not enough we need something different and we offer in Mauritius this difference now, "has recently supported Xavier Luc Duval.


 

The Minister of the Mauritius Tourism, Xavier-Luc Duval
The Minister of the Mauritius Tourism, Xavier-Luc Duval
"The visitor can go fishing, swimming with dolphins, skydiving, walking with lions, descend Zipline above the forest ... In short, he can experience unforgettable moments in Mauritius. And it is what we want offer. We want to build friendships with our visitors, make him discover our culture, learn to cook a fish curry, to dance a sega tipik, the visitor must be enriched by his stay in the Mauritius ", stressed the Minister of Tourism of Mauritius who wants to highlight the cultural aspect offered by this little earth in full Indian Ocean.
 
"We need to infuse the authenticity and specificity in all of our Mauritian tourism products - in hotels and outside hotels," he concluded.
 
As a reminder, the tourist arrivals during the first four months of 2015 with respect to the same calendar period of last year rose by 8.5%. 381,656 tourists walked the Mauritian soil during that period against 351,697 recorded in 2014.
 
1,038,968 tourists have also landed in Mauritius last year, an increase of 4.6% compared to tourist arrivals registered in 2013 and its 993,106 tourists listed.



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