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Mauritius: The budget allocated to the Office of the Mauritius Tourism increases by more than 43%

Earlier this week, the Minister of Finance, Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo, announced that the annual budget for the Office of Tourism of Mauritius - MTPA (1) - will be raised by more than 43% for the period 2015-2016.
MTPA will thus receive 560 million rupees against 390 million rupees (2) earlier to sell the island Mauritius destination across the world.
As a reminder, 91,128 tourists arrived in Mauritius on holiday in February 2015. They were 78 984 a year earlier, an increase of 15.4%. The European market alone represents 56,770 passengers up by 10.6%.
1,038,968 tourists had also landed in Mauritius the previous year, an increase of 4.6% in comparison with tourist arrivals recorded in 2013 and its 993,106 tourists recorded.
(1) Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority
(2) One euro roughly equivalent to 40 rupees


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