With the objective of increasing tourism arrivals to its various destinations, Air Mauritius will be operating a weekly direct flight from Bangalore from April 28.
Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) in an attempt to attract high-yeilding leisure traffic today unveiled its "Active Tourism Indulgences ATI".
The ATI will help augment destination Mauritius positioning it as a holistic getaway besides being an established honeymoon retreat.
The new ATI will offer adventure options like 'walk with lions' at Casela Bird Park, quad-biking at L'Etoile nature reserve, feeding crocodiles at La Vanile Reserve Des Mascareignes, Zipeline Rides at St. Felix estate and Dolphin Cruise with an opportunity to swim with dolphins at Tamarin, MTPA Deputy Director Vijaye Haulder, here to showcase ATI and promote tourist destinations, told reporters.
"During 2007 we had 42,974 Indian tourist arrivals and expect it to grow by atleast 30 per cent this year", he said.
MTPA is also keen to target the multi-budgeted and multi-dimensional Southern film industry as Mauritius is already a preferred location for Bollywood movies and commercial cinema of South India.
"We offer special packages like free access baggage, special cargo rates for film equipments among others", he said
Air Mauritius Regional Manager, Rajesh Busgheet said if the tourist arrivals from south increases, the airlines will consider operating its second flight from Bangalore.