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MTPA to promote and attract more tourists to Mauritius at the World Travel Market

MTPA to promote and attract more tourists to Mauritius at the World Travel Market

Karl Mootoosamy, Director at the MTPA, is actually managing a delegation of 30 Mauritian participants at the World Travel Market organised in London from 3 to 6 November, 2014 where he will emphasise his meetings and intervention on specific themes such as golf, family, spa, sport, wedding, honeymoon. (Image: Blue Horizons Travel)

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) is seizing the opportunity to promote the island at the leading global event for the travel industry, World Travel Market, with a delegation of 30 Mauritian participants, according to the local newspaper Le Mauricien.

Karl Mootoosamy, Director at the MTPA, is actually managing a delegation of 30 Mauritian participants at the World Travel Market organised in London from 3 to 6 November, 2014 where he will emphasise his meetings and intervention on specific themes such as golf, family, spa, sport, wedding, honeymoon.

The aim behind is to increase the number of British arrivals in Mauritius with the cooperation of all the members of the Mauritian delegation.

Hence, Karl Mootoosamy will give interviews and meetings during these three days at the World Travel Market with journalists, travel agents, tour operators and representatives of airlines, among which specialised magazines Lonely Planet Traveller, Dolly Trade Gazette, Diver Magazine and Huffington Post.

The Mauritian delegation comprises of hotels such as Anahita; Beachcomber hotels; Angsana; Sun Resorts; Silver Beach; Outrigger; Holiday Inn; Casuarina, Maritim hotels; Starwood hotels; Sofitel; Hilton; Intercontinental; One and Only; Preskil Beach Resort; Attitude hotels; Veranda Leisure and Hospitality; and Maradiva and Sands Resorts.

In addition, it includes companies in the tourism sector such as Air Mauritius; White Sand Tours; Mautourco; Summertimes; Mauritours; Emotions; Solis; Association of Tourist Operators (ATO); Association of Tourism Professional (ATP); the Association of small and medium hotels and AHRIM.

World Travel Market presents a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to United Kingdom and International travel professionals.

It is a unique opportunity for the whole global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business.

Besides, MTPA plans a 12% growth on the United Kingdom market for this year due to a good resumption on the whole Europe, according to the MTPA to the local newspaper.

Thus, Mauritius has a good positions to attract more British tourists particularly on the targeted segments such as golf, wedding and family.

The island enjoys a good visibility in Great Britain and founds itself among the favourite destinations of the British.

A growth of 13.5% was recorded from January to September 2014, with 81,761 tourists against 72,043 for the similar period of 2013.

Consequently, the Director at the MTPA underlined that the figures for the month of October will be also favourable.

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