The tourist industry is thriving, according to the new figures of Statistics Mauritius which forecasts the arrival of 1.14 million tourists to the island for this year.
803, 755 tourists came to Mauritius for the first nine months of the year – a 10.8 % increase as opposed to the same period last year. If the data of Statistics Mauritius prove to be accurate, this will rise to 1.14 million tourists by the end of 2015.
The forecast total number of tourists visiting the island this year would mark a 9.7 % increase compared to last year.
Statistics Mauritius believes this trend will continue in 2016 as well, by the end of which 1.2 million will have visited Mauritius.
Furthermore, the revenues generated will amount to Rs 49.5 billion in 2015, and estimated to be Rs 52 billion next year.
Find the new report here.