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 News - 14-Dec-2011

Emirates Adds 11th Mauritius Flight

Individuals travelling between the UAE and Mauritius will have a new flight option thanks to an agreement reached between Mauritian regulators and Dubai's national airline, Emirates. The agreement means the airline will be adding an 11th flight weekly between the two countries. The added flight is in response to pressure by Mauritian tourism officials to open up skies to more foreign flights; an effort that has already yielded increased flights from the UK and parts of Asia.

In order to celebrate the move, Emirates will be bringing in a contingent of tour operators and other tourism professionals from points east to celebrate the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Several of Mauritius' leading luxury resorts and tourist attractions are also getting in on the celebration by offering special deals to the VIP visitors. The idea behind the special promotion is to show tour operators all that Mauritius has to offer so they can go home and promote the island nation to their customers.

As an added bonus, the 11th flight provides yet another option for Europeans interested in Mauritius twin centre holidays By stopping over in Dubai on the way to Mauritius travellers can reduce their jet fatigue while having the opportunity to experience Dubai and the UAE environment. A twin centre holiday is an unusual experience combining two wonderful destinations and distinct cultures into a single trip. Having an 11th flight weekly simply makes it easier for travellers to do so.

As for the promotion of Mauritius in the Emirates, the effort is part of an ongoing strategy among the Vanilla Islands to promote themselves jointly. Mauritius remains the leader in the Indian Ocean, in terms of number of visitors annually, with neighbouring Seychelles in second place. But the promotion of twin centre holidays between Dubai and Mauritius should help that country maintain its number one position in the future. Meanwhile the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority is predicting all of the recent developments in Mauritius will lead to increased numbers of arrivals heading into 2012.

According to the Authority, the airlines play an integral role in boosting Mauritian travel numbers. The more foreign airlines take advantage of the relaxed regulations in regards to competition, the more options visitors will have in coming to the island. Without airline support however, Mauritius will not see the boost she is looking for.

The winter season in Europe is typically also the busy tourist season in the Mauritius. If you're interested in booking a twin centre holiday in Dubai and Mauritius, now is the time to contact your tour operator while space is still available. There's no better way to beat the winter blues then a couple of weeks in a sunny and warm climate. So don't delay, make your plans today.

Mauritius Holidays Direct the luxury holiday company based in the UK, has just the right package available for your Mauritius twin centre holidays

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