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International Travel and Tourism 1st Semester 2014

Highlights

 
 
 
Tourist arrivals
 
1.      The number of tourist arrivals for the 1st Semester of 2014 increased by 4% to reach 490,697.
 
2.      The performance of our main markets, which accounted for 75% of total tourist arrivals in the 1st Semester of 2014, is given in the table below:
                             
Country
Tourist Arrivals
1st Semester 2013
1st Semester 2014
% change
France
124,194
118,852
-4.3
Reunion
68,267
68,390
0.2
United Kingdom
42,648
47,142
10.5
South Africa
40,940
40,002
-2.3
India
31,837
33,173
4.2
China
17,090
31,938
86.9
Germany
28,829
29,678
2.9
Other Countries
117,859
121,522
3.1
Total
471,664
490,697
4.0
 
3.      Among the main markets, France and South Africa registered negative growths while the United Kingdom registered a high growth of 10.5%.
 
4.      As regards the three emerging markets, tourist arrivals from:
(i)  India increased by 4.2% from 31,837 to 33,173;
(ii)  People’s Rep. of China almost doubled from 17,090 to 31,938; and
(iii)  Russian Federation decreased by 14.7% from 8,856 to 7,551.
 
5.      Based on recent data on tourist arrivals and information gathered from stakeholders, the forecast of tourist arrivals for the year 2014 is maintained at 1,030,000.  Compared to 993,106 tourist arrivals in 2013, this will result in a growth of 3.7%.
 
Tourism earnings
 
6.   According to the Bank of Mauritius, tourism earnings for the 1st semester of 2014 amounted to Rs 22,577 million, up by 2.4 % from Rs 22,055 million in 2013.
 
7.      For the year 2014, tourism earnings would be around Rs 44,500 million.
 
 
 
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21 August 2014