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Mauritius: Tourist revenues decreased for the first five months of the year




Tourism revenues in Mauritius for the first five months of the year have dropped, while at the same time tourists are more likely to land on the island on the reference period (+ 10.8%), has recently reported the Mauritian Central Bank.
 
Between January and May 2015, there were thus 18.8 billion rupees (482 051 282 euros) that have been generated locally against 19.2 billion rupees (492,307,692 euros) harvested over the same calendar period in 2014.
 
468,723 tourists arrived for the first five months of 2015 against 430,252 registered between January and May 2014. The number of travelers to in Mauritius will reach 1.1 million visitors, representing an increase of about 6% compared to the tourist arrivals registered in 2014.
 
The estimated revenue of the tourism industry in 2015 is expected be around the 48.5 billion rupees and representing about 11.7% of gross domestic product.



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