To attract Indian tourists to of its exotic locations, Mauritius organised Tourism Roadshows across five cities
The Voice of Chandigarh News: Travel Trade Reporter
Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority conducted road shows in Chandigarh, Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Kolkata as part of its efforts to create destination awareness. A total of 20 Mauritian partners like DMCs, hotels, airlines and attractions were part of the road show.
When asked about connectivity issues from India to Mauritius, Arvind Bundhun, Director, MTPA while talking to the media from Muaritius, expressed that in order to attract a large number of tourists from any country, air connectivity is a must and from India, there is only one carrier that flies directly to Mauritius. This needs to increase considering the growth from the Indian market. “There is scope for one more airline to fly to Mauritius directly from India very soon considering the growth in Indians travelling to the Island. Arvind said that Air Mauritius, the carrier operating five times a week from Mumbai, two times from Delhi and once a week each from Bengaluru and Chennai plans to add more flights to cater to the increasing capacity. We can see the growing interest in the aviation sector and are willing to support any Indian carrier willing to fly to Mauritius.
Vivek Anand, Country Manager, MTPA said that the Roadshows are the most efficient and cost-effective way to meet a large number of quality agents. It is a must for educators wanting to connect, build, and maintain long-term partnerships. He added that Mauritius has received footfalls of more than 85,000 visitors from India last year. India is one of the most crucial and promising tourism markets for Mauritius. In 2019, we will continue showcasing “Mauritius Beyond the Beach”. This will be done through an advertising campaign, which is likely to start from March 2019.
Sanjay Sondhi, MD, OM Tourism mentioned that the overwhelming response of the Indian Travel Agents, Media and Wedding Planners in these five cities proves the success of our endeavour.