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Mauritius: Tourism employment in slight decline despite a growth in activity




Mauritius: Tourism employment in slight decline despite a growth in activity
 
While tourist arrivals in Mauritius have experienced an increase of 4.3% from January to July 2014 in the wake of the growth of 2.9% in 2013, the number of employees working in the sector of tourism within the hotels and tour operators companies in Mauritius is on its side down between 2012 and 2013.
 
They were thus 28.387 people working in this sector of activities in 2012 against 28.356 in 2013.
 
According to some economists, this slight decrease while the activity is growing can be explained mainly by the fact that tourists spend less at the least and which would require the tourism actors to reduce their staff, as reported in the Le Défi Quotidien newspaper.
 
As a reminder, 572.632 tourists disembarked on the island against 549.038 passenger in 2013 from January to July 2014.
 
Tourist arrivals in Mauritius have registered a growth of 2.9% last year with 993.106 visitors registered.
 
The official body Statistics Mauritius still aims a few days ago on an increase of tourist arrivals in 2014, with an increase of 3.7% and approximately 1.030.000 travelers who should visit Mauritius this year.



Fabrice François


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