Maritim Hotel Mauritius Hosts Emirates Celebration
The five-star Maritim Hotel Mauritius played host to a gala dinner and party organised by the Emirates airline to celebrate a decade of working with Mauritius.
The world's leading airline chose the hotel for the event due to its unique setting. It celebrates 10 years of direct flights to the island from all across the globe. The well-received celebration also demonstrates exactly what Mauritius luxury holidays can offer to visitors.
A grand total of 245 guests made appearances at the party. Key figures from the airline and the Mauritian tourism industry were there to consolidate the relationship between the two bodies. Radjkeswar Purryag, the President of the Republic of Mauritius, also joined his compatriots.
The gala evening began with cocktails in the Château Mon Désir, the English garden. This restaurant is widely known as one of the premier restaurants in the country. The delegations then enjoyed a gourmet dinner under the ruins of the crystal marquee.
The event was hosted by two figures from Emirates airline. These were Mr Oomar Ramtoola, the Manager for the Indian Ocean islands, and Mr Ahmed Khoory, the Senior Vice President, West Asia and Indian Ocean. They commissioned a special birthday cake to mark the occasion. 10 candles were utilised to mark the 10 happy years of working with the island.
Over the last 10 years, Emirates has been responsible for transporting just under two million people to Mauritius. Mr Oomar Ramtoola said of the event, "The event was of a truly international standard and a fitting way for Emirates to celebrate 10 years of serving Mauritius. We would like to congratulate the team at the Maritim Hotel for managing it superbly. Our guests were delighted."
This occasion comes just mere months after Mauritius and Emirates airline agreed to accommodate more direct flights. As well as more long-haul flights, they also agreed to look into opening more connections with the Indian Ocean islands themselves. When this goes ahead, passengers will have no problems flying to the Seychelles, the Maldives, and on to Africa.
Mr LeRoy Sheppard, the Director of Sales for the UK and Ireland at Maritim Hotels, said, "It was an honour and a pleasure to have Emirates celebrate its milestone with us and we're delighted that they were impressed with the venue and the overall event. The historical ruins of Balaclava are a national monument and a very special events space so it was a fitting choice for Emirates' celebration."
Many observers expect this latest consolidation to bring significant benefits to the country in the future. After a year where growth in its tourism industry stagnated, Mauritius wants to solidify its relationships as it continues in its attempt to reach its target of bringing in one million tourists in 2013.
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