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 News - 27-Jul-2011

Airports Of Mauritius Reports Of Decent Profit For 2010

In yet another sign that tourism is rebounding in Mauritius, the nation's airport manager, Airports of Mauritius Ltd., reported a fairly decent profit for the calendar year that ended December 2010. According to officials profits rose approximately 8.4% over the previous year. Net income for the period was £6.95 million on sales of £15.21, an increase of 5%. The numbers are in keeping with an overall trend that has seen average increases of 5% among total travellers to Mauritius since the beginning of the year.

Airports of Mauritius are expecting growth in 2011 turnover to be near 20%. A combination of increased passenger loads, more flights from Europe and Asia, and fare increases should all make the bottom line for 2011 significantly better than in 2010. According to Seewoosagar Nemchand, Airports of Mauritius finance and administration director, the airports are expecting a rise in the number of total passengers this year of about 4%.

“The company’s turnover is expected to grow by around 20 percent in 2011,” he said, due to “forecast passenger growth of 4 percent, coupled with an increase in the passenger service charge from 500 rupees to 1,000 rupees as from June 1”.

If the numbers hold up as expected, holidays to Mauritius could be even more in demand than they are today - a scenario that both holiday companies and airlines would relish. Mauritian travel has been down in recent years, ever since the economic turmoil of a few years ago, but things are rebounding.

Meanwhile, Mauritius continues to be one of the world's top holiday destinations. It is considered to be a tropical paradise with plenty to offer Europe’s most discriminating travellers. From luxury ocean front resorts to some of the most spectacular golf course in the region, Mauritius has it all.

News out of the Indian Ocean island indicates there will be several new resort properties opening by the end of 2012, along with a new tourism-focused complex whose full construction will take nearly ten years to complete. When all is said and done there will be new hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues to meet every budget and taste.

Of course, when you think of Mauritius you think if the crystal-clear Indian Ocean waters, teeming with natural wildlife and plenty of activities. Between PADI diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, and glass-bottomed boats, you could spend your entire holiday on the water.

If your legs prefer dry land, Mauritius has a host of natural and historical sites, including two UNESCO World heritage sites. There's shopping and nightlife in Port St. Louis, sunset strolls on the beach, and a plethora of hiking and biking trails all over the island. Mauritius is the perfect destination for families, couples, and groups.

Holidays to Mauritius await you at Mauritius Holidays Direct, the specialist holiday company to Mauritius for UK travellers.

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