Mauritius is the perfect MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) destination, combining quality and style. MICE buyers will see big potential in Mauritius as it has the infrastructure and superstructure to cater for MICE groups all year round.
The quality and variety of accommodation, the attention to detail in service delivery, state-of-the-art conferencing venues, and the vast number of additional activities on offer all guarantee genuine value for money. Whether you are interested in buying for large, medium or small groups, and are looking at Mauritius as either a long-haul or short-haul destination, we deliver world-class, luxury MICE packages at the best business-friendly venues on the island.
The island offers easy accessibility through its simple visa entry programme and direct access from a large number of destinations through airlines such as Air Mauritius, British Airways and South African Airways. The national carrier, Air Mauritius, operates daily flights from Europe and other destination. For MICE buyers, the carrier offers:
- Competitive group fares.
- Dedicated account management.
- Dedicated in-cabin seating at NO additional cost.
- Branded headrest covers at Additional Cost
- Flight check-in, which can be arranged from most of the hotels, subject to group size, and at minimal cost – thus saving time at the airport.
- Dedicated desk(s) for groups.
- On-board announcements welcoming the group.
- Helicopter sightseeing visits, ‘heli-lunches’ or ‘heli-golf’ excursions at preferential group rates.
- Free carriage of golf clubs, up to 23kg per bag.
Mauritius has an advantage over other MICE destinations in the Indian Ocean since it houses the region’s largest and most modern convention centre: the Swami Vivekananda Conference Centre in Pailles. This centre provides all the facilities needed for large, international conferences – accommodating up to 5,000 people at any one time. To date, it has hosted many international conferences, including the UN Small Island Developing States Conference. Other venues include the International Conference Centre in Grand Bay (up to 600 people), the Freeport Exhibition in Mer Rouge (up to 1,000 delegates) and Trianon Convention Centre in Trianon (up to 3,000 delegates). Many Mauritian hotels also offer conference facilities and can cater for up to 800 people at a time.
The island boasts a wide variety of activities that can be organised specifically for MICE groups – ranging from golf to adventure sports such as quad biking, trekking, mountain biking, zip-lining, kitesurfing, parasailing, canoeing, and sky-diving. The island also offers countless stunning outdoor locations for team-building exercises.
The island offers a large choice of accommodation, with a strong emphasis on luxury properties and a wide range of luxury hotel brands and boutique offerings. Guesthouses and B&Bs are also popular choices, and there are numerous options to choose from.