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Statistics Mauritius>Publications>International Travel & Tourism Jan-Sep 2018

International Travel & Tourism Jan-Sep 2018

 

Highlights

 
Tourist arrivals
 
1.       The number of tourist arrivals for the first nine months of 2018 increased by 4.3% from 934,679 in the first nine months of 2017 to reach 975,066.
 
2.    The performance of our main markets, which accounted for 71% of total tourist arrivals for the first nine months of 2018, is given in the table below:
 
Country
Tourist Arrivals
January- September 2017
January-September 2018
% change
France
180,930
190,417
+5.2
United Kingdom
102,467
104,123
+1.6
Reunion Island
106,888
100,095
-6.4
Germany
78,443
88,206
+12.4
    South Africa, Rep. of
76,448
87,484
+14.4
India
65,267
68,385
+4.8
People’s Rep. of China
60,332
55,017
-8.8
Total main markets
670,775
693,727
+3.4
All countries
934,679
975,066
+4.3
     
3.       Among the main markets, Republic of South Africa and Germany recorded growths of 14.4% and 12.4% respectively.  However, Reunion Island and People’s Republic of China witnessed decreases of 6.4% and 8.8% respectively.
 
4.       Based on recent data on tourist arrivals and information gathered from stakeholders, the forecast of tourist arrivals for 2018 is maintained at 1,395,000, representing an increase of 4.0% over the figure of 1,341,860 in 2017.
 
5.       The forecasted number of tourist arrivals for the year 2019 is 1,450,000. 
 
 
Tourism earnings
 
6.       The Bank of Mauritius is maintaining the forecast of tourism earnings for the year 2018 at Rs 64 billion. This figure represents an increase of 6.2% compared to Rs 60.3 billion recorded in 2017.
 
7.       For the year 2019, tourism earnings are forecasted at Rs 67.5 billion by the Bank of Mauritius.
 
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November 2018