EMIRATES ADDS FLIGHTS, SUPPORTS TOURISM AUTHORITY IN MARKETING DRIVE
Tourism stakeholders clearly got their way, after demanding for long that the aviation regulators grant more flights to foreign airlines, when it was confirmed that Emirates, Dubais national airline, will add an 11th weekly flight between the UAE and Mauritius.
The added frequency, ahead of the upcoming high season over Christmas and New Year, will be celebrated by bringing in a group of travel agents and tour operators from as far as Russia, but also from several Gulf countries, to promote travel to Mauritius, which is part of the Indian Ocean cooperation under the tag line vanilla islands.
The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, though looking overall at greater visitors numbers in comparison to neighbouring Seychelles, has nevertheless paled in comparison in regard of global visibility and media impact and has been trying hard to get back into the limelight themselves, seeking help from airlines and stakeholders to achieve this goal. Leading resorts on Mauritius are participating in the visit, as are destination management companies, to show Mauritius and its tourism attractions from their sunniest side, while tapping into Emirates global network to attract visitors from new and emerging markets. Watch this space for regular news updates from the Indian Ocean islands.