Mauritius has experienced a surge in tourism revenues in the first half of the year, boosted by strong growth in visitor numbers from Asia, particularly in India. However its core European markets remained sluggish, due to ongoing financial woes across the continent plus the weakness of the Euro.
BTN interviews Hon Xavier Luc Duval, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Mauritius at World Travel Market (WTM) London 2009
The global economic downturn is continuing to hit hotel figures in Mauritius and the Maldives, according to the latest research from STR Global, the leading provider of market information to the world’s hotel industry. Both destinations experienced occupancy drops for the first four months of the year, as their main European source markets were hit by recession, falling employment and declining consumer confidence.