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Mauritius wants to acquire an ecotourism label for all the stakeholders of the tourist industry




The Ministry of Tourism of Mauritius is currently working on the establishment and introduction of an upcoming ecotourism label for all stakeholders of the tourism industry in Mauritius.
 
"Sustainable tourism is an absolute necessity, not just a matter of survival. It is imperative for policy makers and tour operators to espouse this quest and reduce the impact of tourism on the environment," highlighted the Minister of Tourism of Mauritius, Michael Sik Yuen.
 
For its part, the Mauritius Commission of the island will soon put on the table some 31 million rupees * to promote sustainable development and environmental quality in the heart of the manufacturing sector of the island and within the Mauritian tourism industry, as reported by the Le Matinal newspaper.
 
As a reminder, the tourist arrivals in Mauritius grew by 2.9% in 2013 with 993,106 registered visitors.
 
The official agency, Statistics Mauritius, previewed a few weeks ago, an increase in tourist arrivals in 2014, with a proposed 3.7% increase to about 1,030,000 travelers should visit Mauritius this year.
 
* One euro roughly equivalent to 41 rupees
 



Fabrice François


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