Hon. Minister of Tourism, Anil Kumarsingh Gayan, led a high powered delegation to India to emphasise on the importance of Indian tourists for Mauritius. He underscored the close cultural links between the two nations and reiterated that tourism unites nations.
MTPA showcased Mauritius at SATTE, an annual trade show that provides a unique opportunity to educate and establish business relationships with key travel sellers from India.
MTPA sponsored the Gala Dinner with SATTE at The Oberoi to solicit support to promote more high-end tourists and continue the trend of double digit growth of tourists from India to Mauritius over the last few years.
The Hon. Minister met with India Golf Tourism Association (IGTA) as Mauritius has a huge potential to attract this high end segment. The Minister’s delegation also had business sessions with top representatives of the travel trade, film fraternity and wedding planners.
Minister Gayan inaugurated OTM Mumbai, the gateway to India's largest travel markets, as the chief guest and launched the Cine Tourism Report jointly with Mr. K J Alphons, Indian Minister of Tourism.
OTM is a platform to meet face-to-face and build long-term business relations. Interactive sessions were held with more than 30 top producers like Yashraj Films, Dharma Productions and Viacom. WeddingSutra provided interactive sessions on wedding planning with marquee wedding planners of India. MTPA gained profitable insights from the who’s who of the travel industry and networked with key decision makers all under one roof. MTPA was awarded the ‘Best Pavilion Award’ at OTM Mumbai.
The Hon Minister of Tourism Anil Kumarsingh Gayan addressed the media “The Trade shows like SATTE and OTM are good opportunities to meet the travel agents, wedding planners, film producers and media persons all under one roof. We wanted to use this platform to showcase Mauritius as a preferred tourist destination and also promote Mauritius as a destination "beyond the beach". He added that Mauritius is one of the most Romantic Island Getaway and recently, we have won the World's Most Romantic Destination 2018 award at the World Travel Awards.” Talking to the media he said that in 2018, the destination witnessed around 86,000 Indian tourist arrivals and we are expecting 120,000 by the year 2020.
SATTE GALA Dinner
Meeting with golf Association - IGTA
Working Session with Hon Minister of Tourism, Mr K J Alphons
Inauguration of OTM by Hon Minister as Chief Guest:
Mauritius Tourism was awarded
The Best Pavilion Award at OTM Mumbai 2019.