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Mauritius: The revenues of tourism on the island decline for 2013

While the year 2013 has increased in terms of tourist arrivals in Mauritius in 2013, revenues of tourism on the island over the same period show a decrease of 8.6% over figures recorded in 2012 according to the official statistics agency.
It is thus 40.6 billion rupees * which returned into the coffers of the different actors of the sector by 2013 while the Mauritian tourism had drained in 2012 in its wake no less than 44.4 billion rupees.
French tourists staying particularly in Mauritius for 11 days on average and spend on-site 46,000 rupees so that at the same time Chinese holidaymakers stay about seven nights and spend on the island about 50,000 rupees, as shown in the newspaper L'Express Mauritius.

Tourist arrivals in Mauritius grew by 2.9% in 2013 with 993.106 registered customers and the figures for the month of January 2014 follow the same trends upward (3.7%) with 96.332 vacationers who visited Mauritius at the beginning of the year against 92.894 tourists in January 2013
* one euro roughly equivalent to 41 rupees

Fabrice François

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