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Mauritius wants to entice wealthy travellers from the Middle East




The Minister of tourism, Michael Sik Yuen, returning from a promotional campaign of the destination Mauritius in the Middle East said wanting to welcome in the island by 2014, approximately 24,000 tourists from that region of the world.
 
The promotional campaign in the Middle East has enabled the Mauritian delegation to be known in the cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, Doha, Kuwait City, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
 
The Minister of Tourism Michael Sik Yuen, thus wants to put Mauritius as "a luxury destination and dream vacation" for wealthy travellers from the Middle East.
 
As a reminder, 12,000 tourists from the Middle East have landed on the island in 2013, and spent an average of 50,000 rupees (1,219 euros) on site, as indicated by the newspaper Le Défi Quotidien.
 
Tourist arrivals in Mauritius grew 2.9% in 2013 with 993,106 registered visitors and figures for the month of January 2014 follow the same upward trends (+3.7%) with 96,332 travellers who visited Mauritius early this year against 92,894 tourists in January 2013.



Fabrice François


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