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Mauritius wants to attract an upmarket tourist clientele and sporting on the French market




Mauritius wants to attract an upmarket tourist clientele and sporting on the French market
Part of the Mauritian delegation was present at the international exhibition of tourism IFTM Top Resa in Paris last week, headed by the Minister of Tourism Michael Sik Yuen, continuing to promote the Mauritius destination in the Hexagon and its 300,000 passengers per year.

The tourism professionals thus have stopped, this weekend on the Cote d'Azur to target upmarket tourist clientele and on the side of Baule, in
Loire Atlantique, to position on the sports tourism market through notably the Kitesurf practiced on the island, as related by the newspaper Le Défi Quotidien.

"We share the same taste for luxury and upscale," said the Minister of Tourism Michael Sik Yuen, at a promotional evening on the beach of Cannes, as indicated by the newspaper Le Défi Quotidien.

As a reminder, while Mauritius has seen landing on its soil 73 854 tourists in August 2013 against 65,896 in the same calendar period in 2012 (11.5%), tourist arrivals of French travelers for their decreased from 7, 2% in the same time.

The main tourist market of Mauritius thus drained 13.183 French travelers of metropolis in August 2013 against 14.205 for the same month of the previous year.

In turn, tourists of Reunion increased by 9.1%, with 10,886 Reunionese who came to Mauritius in August 2013 against 9,974 in August 2012, as shown in the newspaper L'Express of Mauritius.



Fabrice François


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