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International Travel and Tourism - Jan - Sep 2019

 

Highlights

 
Tourist arrivals
 
1. The number of tourist arrivals for the first nine months of 2019 decreased by 0.1% to attain 973,642 compared to 975,066 for the first nine months of 2018.
 
2.     Tourist arrivals by air decreased by 1.4% from 961,406 in the first nine months of 2018 to 948,261 in the first nine months of 2019 while those arriving by sea increased by 85.8% from 13,660 to 25,381.
 
3.    The performance of our main markets, which accounted for 68% of total tourist arrivals for the first nine months of 2019, is given in the table below:
 
          Country
Tourist Arrivals
January-
September 2018
January-
September 2019
% change
France
190,417
201,717
+5.9
United Kingdom
104,123
100,051
-3.9
Reunion Island
100,095
98,607
-1.5
Germany
88,206
88,796
+0.7
    South Africa, Rep. of
87,484
85,194
-2.6
India
68,385
57,054
-16.6
People’s Rep. of China
55,017
34,294
-37.7
Total main markets
693,727
665,713
-4.0
All countries
975,066
973,642
-0.1
   
4   Among the main markets, France and Germany recorded growths of 5.9% and 0.7% respectively.  However, India and People’s Republic of China witnessed decreases of 16.6% and 37.7% respectively.
 
5.   Based on recent data on tourist arrivals and information gathered from stakeholders, the forecast of tourist arrivals for 2019 is revised downwards from 1,425,000 to 1,400,000, representing a zero growth over the figure of 1,399,408 in 2018.
 
6.   The forecasted number of tourist arrivals for the year 2020 is estimated at 1,435,000.
 
 
Tourism earnings
 
7.    The Bank of Mauritius has revised the forecast of tourism earnings for the year 2019 downwards from Rs 64.7 billion to Rs 63.5 billion, representing a decrease of 0.8% compared to Rs 64.0 billion recorded in 2018.
 
8.    For the year 2020, tourism earnings are forecasted at Rs 65.0 billion by the Bank of Mauritius.
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November 2019