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 News - 12-Nov-2011

Mauritius Steals The Show At 2011 Wtm

The annual World Travel Market (WTM) is well under way in London and Mauritius is doing its best to steal the show. The annual event is being held this year between November 7 and 10th, with tourist destinations from all over the world being represented. Mauritius is making the most of its presentation with more than 20 different tourism partners operating displays at the island's pavilion. The over-the-top Mauritian presence is designed to show the world it is a world-class destination.

Among the partners presenting with Mauritius are national airline Air Mauritius, Sun Resorts, Beachcomber Hotels, and Sofitel. Many of the hotels are not only showcasing their current offerings but also making visitors aware of ambitious plans for the future. Right now, the two most impressive developments in the resort sector include the new Banyan Tree Angsana at Turtle Bay, scheduled to open next month, and a luxury 174-room St. Regis resort scheduled to open next spring at Le Morne.

Adding to the excitement were visits by beauty pageant queens Miss Dominican Republic and Miss Bermuda. The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) is including bride and groom models to promote the island's high-quality Mauritius wedding packages This appears to be in direct competition with Seychelles, another Indian Ocean nation whose wedding and honeymoon business has skyrocketed since the well-publicized visit from William and Kate earlier this year.

Mauritius is indeed a wonderful destination for beach weddings and honeymoons. It boasts some very private accommodations at luxury resorts, along with a tropical environment that epitomizes romance. Couples will enjoy warm, stunningly clean waters, awe-inspiring sunsets, romantic beach-side dining, and beautiful Indian Ocean views normally seen only on postcards and travel brochures.

Keep in mind that Mauritius is also a wonderful destination for families and corporate gatherings. The island's tourism industry has seen to it that there are plenty of things to see and do, regardless of how long you stay. For nature lovers Mauritius offers relaxing bike rides, adventurous mountain hikes, and some of the most unique indigenous flora and fauna found anywhere in the region. Guests who thrive on physical activity and adventure have access to PADI diving, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing, surfing, beach volleyball, and so much more.

Finally, for those who enjoy nightlife and shopping, most of the island's resorts are within a very reasonable distance of the capital of Port Louis and the nightlife hotspot of Grand Baie. At both locations there are plenty of clubs, shopping opportunities, historical sites, dining spots, and cultural venues.

From the looks of things, the MTPA is doing its part to showcase Mauritius at the World Travel Market. Now it's up to travellers to contact their tour operators and book their travel plans as soon as possible. Tourism officials say there is still plenty of space available through the winter months.

For your Mauritius wedding packages look no further than Mauritius Holidays Direct is UK-based luxury holiday company specialising in Mauritian travel.

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