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International Travel and Tourism - 1st Quarter 2018

January to March 2018– Highlights

 
Tourist arrivals
 
1.       The number of tourist arrivals for the first Quarter of 2018 increased by 4.9% from 339,682 in the first quarter of 2017 to reach 356,415.
 
2.    The performance of our main markets, which accounted for 69% of total tourist arrivals for the first Quarter of 2018, is given in the table below:
 
          Country
Tourist Arrivals
1st Quarter 2017
1st Quarter 2018
% change
France
80,119
82,783
+3.3
Reunion Island
41,646
39,553
-5.0
Germany
28,001
34,782
+24.2
United Kingdom
28,913
31,396
+8.6
    South Africa, Rep. of
18,732
23,654
+26.3
People’s Rep. of China
21,799
18,028
-17.3
India
17,249
17,210
-0.2
Total main markets
236,459
247,406
+4.6
All countries
339,682
356,415
+4.9
 
 
3.      Among the emerging markets, India, Russian Federation and People’s Rep. of China posted decreases of 0.2%, 3.0% and 17.3% respectively.
 
4.       Based on recent data on tourist arrivals and information gathered from stakeholders, the forecast of 1,410,000 tourist arrivals for the year 2018 is maintained.  This results in an increase of 5.1% over the figure of 1,341,860 in 2017. 
 
 
Tourism earnings
 
5.        The Bank of Mauritius is maintaining the forecast of tourism earnings for the year 2018 at Rs 62.5 billion. This figure represents an increase of 3.7% compared to Rs 60.3 billion recorded in 2017.
 
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