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International Travel and Tourism - 1st Semester 2017

January to June 2017– Highlights

 
Tourist arrivals
 
1.  The number of tourist arrivals for the first Semester of 2017 increased by 6.7% to reach 625,859.
 
2.  The performance of our main markets, which accounted for 72% of total tourist arrivals for the first Semester of 2017, is given in the table below:
     
Country
Tourist Arrivals
1st Semester 2016
1st Semester 2017
% change
France
131,279
129,651
-1.2
Reunion Island
67,543
72,993
+8.1
United Kingdom
57,271
61,160
+6.8
Germany
46,854
53,211
+13.6
    India
44,065
47,508
+7.8
South Africa, Rep. of
45,311
46,626
+2.9
People’s Rep. of China
39,613
39,101
-1.3
Total main markets
431,936
450,250
+4.2
All countries
586,464
625,859
+6.7
 
 
3.   Among the emerging markets, India posted an increase of 7.8% whereas People’s Rep. of China witnessed a decrease of 1.3%.
 
4.   Based on recent data on tourist arrivals and information gathered from stakeholders, the forecast of tourist arrivals for the year 2017 is revised upwards from 1,350,000 to 1,360,000.  This results in an increase of 6.6% over the figure of 1,275,227 in 2016. 
 
 
Tourism earnings
 
5.  As a result of the revised forecast of tourist arrivals and based on trends for the first semester of 2017, the Bank of Mauritius is expecting tourism earnings for the year 2017 to reach Rs 58.8 billion instead of Rs 58.0 billion forecasted earlier. This revised figure represents an increase of 5.2% over the Rs 55.9 billion for 2016.
 
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August 2017