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Mauritius: Tourism revenue decreased during the first five months of the year 2014




Tourism receipts for the first five months of the year 2014 amounted to 19.2 billion rupees * decreased of 2% from the same calendar period in 2013, where the tourism sector had reaped 19.6 billion of revenue, as indicated by the Central Bank of Mauritius.
 
Meanwhile, tourist arrivals from January to May 2014 were still up (3.26%), with 430.252 vacationers who had visited Mauritius against 416.657 tourists over the same period in 2013, as reported by the Le Défi Quotidien newspaper.
 
While 47.041 rupees had been spent by travellers arriving in Mauritius between January and May 2013, the average expenditure is evaluated for the first five months of the year 2014 to 44.625 rupees.
 
As a reminder, the tourist arrivals to the island of Mauritius grew by 2.9% in 2013 with 993.106 registered visitors.
 
And the official agency, Statistics Mauritius, previewed in early March an increase of tourist arrivals in 2014, with an increase of 3.7% and approximately 1.030.000 travelers who should visit Mauritius this year 2014.
 
* One euro roughly equivalent to 41 rupees



Fabrice François


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