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Mauritius: Hotels are blinking eyes to the local clientele, with attractive prices to the key




Mauritius: Hotels are blinking eyes to the local clientele, with attractive prices to the key
While the tourism sector of Mauritius is hit head-on by the crisis in the euro zone on the old continent (minus 3.7% for the month of April 2013 over the same calendar period in 2012) and that the symbolic heading of the million tourists in 2013 will not be achieved, many Mauritian hotels are now turning to local customer, and this, to not suffer the announced decline of filling ratios within hotels and resorts on the island.

With attractive prices and adapted to the Mauritian household budget, luxury  hotels of four and five stars or settlements with three stars, are thus capitalize on the local clientele in order to overcome the hard cap in recent months.

For Jocelyn Kwok, one of the leaders of the association of hoteliers and restaurateurs of Mauritius (AHRIM), this choice is explained by the conjecture of the current tourist market, totally dependent on economic fluctuations of the euro zone.

"It is true that there are not enough tourists, because we are always focused on Europe and we are suffering the effects of the economic crisis", says Jocelyn Kwok in the newspaper Lexpress of Mauritius.



Laurent Chinaud


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