MAURITIUS – MTPA (Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority) had 72,145 Indian tourists from January to December 2015. This is a year-on-year growth of 18%.
“We have set a target to achieve 100,000 Indian tourists by 2017,” said Robin Ramhit, Destination Marketing Executive, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA).
“Mauritius is well-positioned as a honeymoon destination among Indian travellers. However, we are now focusing on welcoming high-net-worth Indian travellers along with MICE clientele to Mauritius”, Ramhit shared.
“Currently, MTPA is targeting the pan-India market, but because of the air connectivity Mumbai is the preferred gateway”, said Vivek Anand, Country Manager, India MTPA.
MTPA is also planning a triangular package of Mauritius with Singapore for travelers from India, informed Ramhit. “On return from Mauritius, Indians can visit Singapore for shopping, exactly how currently they take a stop over at Dubai. We have a tie-up with Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport. Currently, the package is being worked out, because the price is an important factor,” Ramhit said.
“Currently, MTPA is targeting the pan-India market, but because of the air connectivity Mumbai is the preferred gateway”, said Vivek Anand, Country Manager, India MTPA. As part of its trade activities, MTPA is planning to conduct annual five-city roadshow in August or September this year.
Indians spend on an average of six nights in Mauritius during their visits. Rum tours and museum tours are two of the new products that MTPA is looking at showcasing to the Indian travelers.