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Mauritius tourist arrivals up 10.6% year-on-year over Jan-Mar 2015 to hit 291329

April 13, 2015 | From January to March 2015, France, Reunion, UK, China and South Africa maintained their places in the top 5, in the given order, with 76149, 40113, 25957, 22498 and 20665 tourists respectively. (Image : hartleys-safaris.co.uk) Mauritius welcomed 291,329 tourists over the perio...
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Mauritius tourist arrivals up 11.1% to 194734 for the year till February 2015

March 11, 2015 | As many as 194,734 tourists visited Mauritius over January and February 2015, which represents a robust rise of 11.1% over 2014, on the back of 113,333 arrivals from the European market, or 58.2% of total tourist arrivals to the island. (Image: Mauritius Attractions) Mauritius w...
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European Union to boost cooperation with Mauritius in education; research & tech

March 5, 2015 | Aldo Dell’Ariccia, the Head of the EU delegation to Mauritius, reiterated the EU’s continuous support in terms of both financial and technical assistance to the Mauritian economic reform programme and to help the country attain the status of a high income economy. (Image: The Herald) Read More

Mauritius sees tourist arrivals up 7.6% in January 2015 as Europe resurges

February 11, 2015 | Tourist arrivals from Europe maintained their dominant position with an 11.9% rise in January 2015 to 56,563 footfalls (Image: Blogspot) Mauritius has witnessed an increase of 7.6% in tourists arrivals to its shores in January 2015, compared to the year-ago period. In absolute te...
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Mauritius hosts a million visitors for the first time in island hospitality history

January 26, 2015 | Mauritius received 1,038,968 tourists in 2014, representing a 4.6% growth over the corresponding period in 2013 when a total of 993,106 tourists visited the island. (Image: Constance) It is a first for Mauritius tourism as the island economy has welcomed more than a million tour...
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Emirates Holidays promotes Destination Mauritius at Wedding Fair in Cyprus

January 8, 2015 | A range of special packages have been unveiled for Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Maldives to allow honeymooners to live their dream in these paradise-like islands. (Image: rhinoafrica) Emirates Holidays, together with Amathus Let’s Go ...
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World Trade Organization to hold fourth Trade Policy Review for Mauritius

October 22, 2014 | The report analyzes all the details about the developments, which have taken place in Mauritius since the last Trade Policy Review, as also the compliance of the island’s economic and trade policies with its WTO commitments. (Image: Free Enterprise) Mauritius’ fourth Trade Po...
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FSC Mauritius signs agreement with France; eyes financial services boost

October 15, 2014 | From Left to Right: FSC CEO Clairette Ah-Hen and French Ambassador to Mauritius, Laurent Garnier, ink the agreement on behalf of Mauritius and France respectively. (Image: Cecilia Samoisi) In line with its strategic plan to enhance investment capacity in Mauritius, the island ec...
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Mauritius tourist arrivals up 4.5% year-on-year till September

October 13, 2014 | This overall spike in tourists to Mauritius was mainly driven by Asia, which saw a 23.1% rise in its total footfalls to the island economy to 121,352, against 98,550 tourists for the corresponding period of 2013 (Image: OneTikk) Mauritius’ tourism sector saw significant improve...
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EU likely to disappoint while Africa may expect stronger growth: IMF report

October 8, 2014 | The primary takeaways for the island economy, from the latest edition of the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook, are that Mauritius can expect its Expanded Africa Strategy to pay off, but there is little growth to be expected from its traditional trading partners in the EU....
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Mauritius’ LUX* Resorts & Hotels sees profits grow year-on-year

September 30, 2014 | The Mauritius hospitality major also registered a rise in revenues by 12% to Rs 4.2 billion, mainly spurred by the Mauritius properties, whose turnover rose 13.9% to Rs 2.05 billion. (Image: Cecilia Samoisi) LUX* Resorts & Hotels officially presented its financial results for th...
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Business in fashion: Zoom by Fatex offers Mauritian exhibitors a networking forum

September 15, 2014 | In February 2014, the show confirmed its international appeal with 59% of visitors travelling from outside France to experience what exhibitors had to offer (Image: Knitting Industry) The 13th edition of the bi-annual, fashion-focused business fair – Zoom by Fatex – will witn...
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Mauritius sees tourist arrivals up 4.3% till July 2014

August 11, 2014 | A revival in European arrivals and continued enthusiasm of Chinese tourists for the island economy boosted arrivals to Mauritius to 572,632 from January to July this year. (Image: accommodation.io) Mauritius tourism got a much-needed boost, with overall visitors going up 4.3% to...
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Mauritius among top three destinations in Sub-Saharan Africa for US & Japan FDI

July 14, 2014 | The report by Washington-based nonprofit public policy organization, Brookings Institution, analyses the investment flows between Sub-Saharan Africa and its major partners – the US, China, the European Union (EU) and Japan. (Image: China.org.cn) Mauritius features among the top...
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Mauritius realty firm Atlantic Leaf Properties succeeds in capital raising for first phase

July 14, 2014 | The Mauritius property market is looking up, with the Mauritius and Johannesburg-listed company Atlantic Leaf Properties having successfully raised £ 15.3 million (approximately Rs 794.8 million) through a variety of private placements to invited investors. (Image: Social Enterprise buzz) <...
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Mauritius sees tourist arrivals rise 4% in six months to June 2014

July 11, 2014 | Europe, which continues to send more than 50% of overall visitors to the island economy, contributed to a rise of 0.8% to 266,295 visitors for the half-yearly period to June 2014 compared to a decline of 5.5% last year. (Image: Financial Times) The number of tourists visiting Mau...
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Mauritius to get EUR 88 mn from EU for socio-economic reform

July 9, 2014 | Mauritius has earned the budget support because it fulfills the eligibility criteria of a well-defined macro-economic framework; transparent, accountable and effective public expenditure management; and open and transparent public procurement system. (Image: NY Times) The Europea...
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New RIU Resort in Mauritius to open its doors in February 2015

July 2, 2014 | Located in the southeast of the island, the new RIU Resort of Mauritius is 60 kilometres away from the country’s capital, Port Louis, and 60 km away from the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam international airport. (Image: Mauritius Tourist Guide) Spanish hospitality chain RIU Hotels a...
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Mauritius most peaceful country in Africa: Global Peace Index 2014

June 23, 2014 | Globally, nations spent an estimated $ 9.8 trillion, translating to around 11.3% of global GDP or twice the size of the African GDP, on containing and dealing with violence (Image: Speed Hotels) Mauritius is ranked first in Africa and 24th in the world on the global peace index ...
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Investor interest in Africa set to rise in 2014: FDI Confidence Index

June 16, 2014 | South Africa, in particular, set the tone for rising investor confidence, moving up two slots from 2013 to 13th place in 2014. (Image: Source Mauritius) Africa bucked 2013’s lethargic trend with a 12% increase to $47.6 billion in foreign direct investment, broad-based across s...
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Mauritius attracts Rs 1.9 billion foreign direct investments in first quarter of 2014

June 16, 2014 | The island economy had attracted Rs 2.68 billion in FDI in the first three months of 2013, representing a 29% dip over the year-ago period. (Image: All in Mauritius) Mauritius attracted Rs 1.9 billion of foreign direct investment in the first quarter of the year against Rs 2.68...
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