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Mauritius: Serviced apartments want to compete hotels and attract tourists




Mauritius: Serviced apartments want to compete hotels and attract tourists
While Mauritian hospitality professionals grind of black, with fill rates for low season in June and July, according to the association of hoteliers and restaurateurs of Mauritius (AHRIM), averaging 46%, the hotel residences want to jostle with the hotels in Mauritius experiencing for the past few months, a slight down moment in their attendance.

To attract customers, hotel residences thus provide the means of their new ambitions, with spas, shops, pools, bars, club lounge, fitness centers, and other mini-golf.

In the five years from 2007 to 2012, the number of "Guest houses" has increased from 85 to 135, while at the same time the "Tourist residences" have increased from 407 to 652, bringing to 4,892 the number of rooms available for this type of accommodation, as indicated by the newspaper L'Express of Mauritius.
 
In contrast to the first quarter of 2013, 117 hotels operate in Mauritius, with a total capacity of 12,676 seats.
 
Mauritius expects to receive 990,000 tourists in 2013, a proposed 2.5% increase, according to official statistics "Statistics Mauritius", while in 2012 965,441 tourists had filed their case on the island.



Fabrice François


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