Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority in association with SATTE hosted  networking dinner on 18th January 2019 at The Mounbatten roof top New Delhi. It was graciously presided over by The Hon. Minister of Tourism Anil Kumarsingh Gayan.  Minister Gayan while talking to the media said that MTPA 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 getaways, and recently, it has 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 2019 would see more arrivals. He emphasised on promoting more high-end tourists to the destination as it is geared to meet the demands of high end Indian travellers. The focus is also on promoting the island as a golf, adventure, wedding and MICE destination. MTPA is currently working to increase the frequency of flights and has also invited Indian carriers to start flying to the island.

The evening saw a blend of wedding planners, travel trade fraternity, event planners and media. The Minister added that his delegations would also meet the Bollywood producers to explain the advantages of the new incentive scheme. Similar schemes are also available for Wedding groups as well. Mauritius is also focussing on Cruise tourism that would connect all the Indian Ocean islands including Mauritius with India.

In his address to the media the Minister laid emphasis on the unbreakable bond between India and Mauritius. He highlighted, ‘The Ganga that flows into the sea finds its way into the shores of Mauritius. We welcome the Indian travellers with our arms wide open.’



Media interaction