Mauritius, an Indian Ocean nation, is currently enjoying increasingly strong travel and tourism trends that have begun to pave the way for strong hotel operation performances, experts say.
Indeed, Mauritius experienced another consecutive year of record tourism arrivals during 2017, according to stats from the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, or the MTPA, which announced that the island country had, in fact, managed to outperform the set of official predictions it lobbied last year. In total, Mauritius attracted more than 1.34 million tourists during 2017.
Causes for Mauritius Booming Tourism Sector
Experts also say that Mauritius continued and sustained tourism growth trends can be attributed to a number of factors, with a special emphasis placed on the advent of increased access to the island by air.
In recent years, a number of key international airlines have begun to introduce new flights to Mauritius and also to increase the number of flights that they offer to the island each week. This bolstered capacity to get to and from the nation has really paved the way for more international guests to plan visits there.
Another factor is that international travel press has begun to give Mauritius strong endorsements as a vacation destination, consistently putting the island country into lists of top destinations to visit in 2017 and 2018. Outlets such as CNN, Conde Nast, Travel and Leisure, and Lonely Planet have all praised the country as a fine place to getaway from normal life and spend a week or two.
Finally, a third factor contributing to Mauritius ongoing tourism boom is safety. As a number of other major international destinations have experienced problems with safety, terrorism, or stability, Mauritius has experienced no such conditions of its own.
Hotel Offerings in Mauritius
With an increased number of flights bringing more guests to Mauritius than ever before, this means that the supply of accommodations has had to also diversify in order to keep step with the increase in demands.
Mauritius is largely characterized by a supply that ranges from midscale business hotels to luxury resorts, which constitutes the bulk of its market. It also boasts the largest presence of international hotel groups of any of the countries in Africa, and among these brands one finds Rezidor, Starwood/Marriott (which operates several brands there), Accor, Hilton, IHG, Lux, Four Seasons, One&Only, Club Med, RIU, Outrigger, Shangri-La, Beachcomber, Oberoi, Angsana, Constance, Attitude, and Veranda.
Project Pipeline Africa
The Mauritius Project Pipeline is, of course, part of the larger Africa Project Pipeline. The Africa Project Pipeline is currently booming. For more information about the Africa Project Pipeline, download the free Project Pipeline Report.
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