0800 288 8102 SUBSCRIBE
 News - 20-Dec-2012

Mauritius Tourist Industry Welcomes Expanded Flight Paths

The Mauritius tourist industry has welcomed the news of the number of flights being expanded to China and New Zealand; two major tourist hotspots it wants to target as part of its massive global promotional campaign. These routes are due to start in the coming months and will bring in thousands more tourists to enjoy Mauritius luxury holidays , according to the tourism ministry.

The national airline of Mauritius, Air Mauritius, is adding another weekly flight to Shanghai from January 24 2013. Currently, it only operates one weekly flight and thus restricts the tourist flow between these two destinations. With the additional flight due to increased demand representatives of the tourist industry expect a major influx of demand.

Alongside the current route from China's business heart and the Mauritius, connections landing in Madagascar and South Africa further enhance the external transport infrastructure of the country.

Air Mauritius released figures on the impact of their first weekly flight to Shanghai from the Mauritius in July of 2011. They said since then demand from the Chinese market has increased by 38.3%; in terms of the number of arrivals from China.

Michael Sik Yuen, the Tourism Minister for the Mauritius, said between January and September of 2012 the number of Chinese tourists was 15,430. This number is also expected to increase as a result of the 300 percent capacity increase of the flights with the A340

Fly Emirates will also add a larger number of flights to the island from New Zealand with double daily flights beginning from December 2 2012. The Boeing 777-300 conducts these flights and allows connections to Dubai on a daily basis.

The Senior Vice President for Fly Emirates’ West Asia Indian Ocean sector, Ahmed Khoory commented on the impact of these frequent flights: "The increase in frequencies will undoubtedly create more opportunities for the Mauritian tourism sector and local economy," He continued to tout the draw of the island as a tourist destination: "The island destination is very popular throughout our network and double daily flights will offer even more flexibility to travellers."

This move signals an increase in the amount of collaboration between the country and the global airline. Both parties signed an agreement to actively promote the destination across Emirates' global network. Such an amount of global publicity has helped the Mauritius to compete with other destinations in the Indian Ocean, such as the Seychelles and Madagascar, with figures of 965,000 tourists in 2011, which highlights a 3.2% increase in tourist numbers over 2010.

Khoory described the importance of the Mauritius as a tourist destination: "The island destination is an important one for Emirates. We have committed ourselves towards promoting Mauritius and we will drive our efforts in this direction as the island becomes more accessible,"

For great Mauritius luxury holidays , simply get in touch with us, we offer the best holiday experience possible.

01 Jun - 30 Jun 2018
Recif Attitude £936
Silver Beach £984
Casuarina Resort £1019
Merville Beach £1021
Le Meridien Ile Maurice £1023
Ambre Resort & Spa £1148
Tamarina Golf £1157
The Residence £1158
La Pirogue Resort £1229
Outrigger Mauritius £1231
Belle Mare Plage £1231
Long Beach £1243
Sugar Beach Golf & Spa £1258
Preskil Beach £1270
Zilwa Attitude £1283
InterContinental £1285
Hilton Mauritius £1296
The Ravenala Attitude £1311
Maritim Crystals £1316
Westin Turtle Bay £1349
Heritage Le Telfair £1378
Heritage Awali £1387
Paradise Cove Hotel £1393
Maritim Resort & Spa £1456
LUX* Belle Mare £1465
SO Sofitel Mauritius £1499
LUX* Le Morne £1560
The St. Regis £1591
Shandrani Beachcomber £1598
Le Touessrok £1662
The Oberoi Mauritius £1826
O&O Le Saint Geran £1844
Prince Maurice £1913
Royal Palm Beachcomb £1937
Maradiva Villas £2035
Four Seasons Resort £2072
Mauritius Holidays Direct - Supported by those who'll get you there:
Mauritius Holidays Direct
// Home
// About us
// Contact us
// Explore Mauritius
// Last Minute Deals
// Site Map
// All Inclusive
// Honeymoon
// Wedding
// Golf
// Family
// Twin Centre
The air holidays and flights shown are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 5744.
ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. For further information, visit the
ATOL Website
Our Terms & Conditions
Copyright © 2010 - 2011 | All Rights Reserved