10% Increase in Tourist Arrivals in Mauritius in 2016

The number of tourists coming to Mauritius has increased by 10% compared to the same time period last year (January to April), says Statistics Mauritius.

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The latest figures published by Statistics Mauritius indicate that 419,828 tourists have travelled to the island so far. This is partly due to a 10.1% increase in arrivals by plane – 407,642 for this year, as opposed to 370,248 last year.

As for tourists coming to Mauritius on cruise ships, the number has increased by 6.8%.

Most of the foreigners are from France, with 25.3% of the tourists, from Reunion Island (11%), and from the UK (9.1%). Otherwise, Asians also constitute a significant proportion of tourists, with 26,920 and 23,429 travellers from China and India respectively.

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