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International Travel and Tourism - Jan-Sep 2019
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.
. 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.
. 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:
South Africa, Rep. of
People’s Rep. of China
Total main markets
. 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.
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.
The forecasted number of tourist arrivals for the year 2020 is estimated at 1,435,000.
. 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.
. For the year 2020, tourism earnings are forecasted at Rs 65.0 billion by the Bank of Mauritius.