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International Travel & Tourism Year 2017

 

Highlights

 
Tourist arrivals
 
1.  The number of tourist arrivals for the year 2017 increased by 5.2% to reach 1,341,860.

 

2.  The performance of our main markets, which accounted for 72% of total tourist arrivals for the year 2017, is given in the table below:
 
          Country
Tourist Arrivals
2016
2017
% change
France
271,963
273,419
+0.5
United Kingdom
141,904
149,807
+5.6
Reunion Island
146,203
146,040
-0.1
Germany
103,761
118,856
+14.5
  South Africa, Rep. of
104,834
112,129
+7.0
India
82,670
86,294
+4.4
People’s Rep. of China
79,374
72,951
-8.1
Total main markets
930,709
959,496
+3.1
All countries
1,275,227
1,341,860
+5.2
 
 
3.   Among the emerging markets, India and Russian Federation posted increases of 4.4% and 20.0% respectively whereas People’s Rep. of China witnessed a decrease of 8.1%.
 
4.   Based on recent data on tourist arrivals and information gathered from stakeholders, the forecast of tourist arrivals for the year 2018 is revised downwards from 1,425,000 to 1,410,000.  This results in an increase of 5.1% over the figure of 1,341,860 in 2017. 
 
 
Tourism earnings
 
5.  The Bank of Mauritius has revised the forecast of tourism earnings for the year 2018 upwards from Rs 61.6 billion to Rs 62.5 billion. This revised figure represents an increase of 3.7% compared to Rs 60.3 billion recorded in 2017.
 
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 February 2018