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Mauritius Tourism Authority welcomes increase in travellers from UK between January and March

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority has revealed that the island nation received an increase in UK travellers in the first quarter of 2018. Between January and March, the country recorded a nine percent increase in tourists from the UK. The growth is said to have been helped by the refurbishment of many of the island’s services and products including hotels and attractions.

Mauritius Tourism Authority welcomes increase in travellers from UK between January and March

The island of Mauritius has recorded a recent increase in the number of travellers from the UK. According to the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, the island saw a nine per cent rise in UK tourists between January and March 2018.

The growth in UK tourist numbers in Mauritius is said to have been helped by the refurbishment and upgrade of many of the island’s services and products including hotels, restaurants and attractions. This year also marks the island’s 50th anniversary of independence and the tourism board has been working with UK travel agents and trade partners to promote the tropical island in the UK.

This year, the tourism board will be hosting a series of events for agents, and it will hold its regional roadshow. In June, the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority will hold its Golf and Spa Day.

Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean and is one of the most picturesque destinations in the world. The island is home to beautiful natural landscapes, such as white sandy palm-fringed beaches, aquamarine sea, and emerald-sloped rolling hills. The country is a hotspot for romantic getaways, honeymoons, and fun family breaks thanks to its variety of fun activities and all-year-round sunshine.

In the capital city of Port Louis, on the north-west coast of the island, holidaymakers can stroll along streets lined with historic buildings and sites such as the Forte Adelaide, the UNESCO-listed Aapravasi Ghat, and Place D’Armes. At the Caudan Waterfront, there is a selection of restaurants, cafes, and shops where tourists can sample local cuisine and purchase gifts and souvenirs.

For nature lovers, the Black River Gorges National Park boasts cascading waterfalls, thriving rainforests, and diverse wildlife species. The Crocodile and Giant Tortoise Park is a fantastic attraction to catch sightings of these huge creatures.

Mauritius is surrounded by thriving reefs that are home to colourful marine creatures. Tourists can snorkel and swim alongside sea turtles, parrot fish, groupers, angelfish, trumpet and vibrant clown fish. Scuba divers can delve into crystal-clear waters and access a number of diving sites including cliffs, caverns, reefs, pinnacles and sunken shipwrecks. There are plenty of fun water sports to also enjoy, such as kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling, deep sea fishing and paddle boarding.

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