40% of Indian visitors to Mauritius are from north

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 26, 2014 13:18 IST

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised a road show here on Monday.

Nearly 30 stakeholders, including members from various airlines, hotels, participated in the event.

Deputy director of MTPA Vijaye Haulder said the road show aimed to create a platform where Indian travel partners could interact with stakeholders and understand several tourist destinations better.

“We expect that about 60,000 tourists from India visit Mauritius in 2014 as against 58,000 tourists who visited last year. Out of the total tourists’ traffic from India, 40% constitutes visitors from the northern parts of India. Hence, the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority is really keen to tap the tourism potential of northern states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan,” he said.

The road show will be held in four cities — Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata — from August 25 to 30.

Commenting about the participation of Mauritius in the Tourism Fest 2014 to be organised by the CII from December 5-7, Haulder said, “We are excited to be a part of the fest. With countries like China, Abu Dhabi, Kenya, Thailand, Taiwan participating, it will be an ideal platform for the tourism and hospitality fraternity to explore business opportun-ities.

“The unique event will immensely benefit the holidaying population of the region to reach out to the new destinations of the world,” Haulder added.

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