Proposal to Expand the Historic Military Hospital in Port Louis

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The former military hospital should be an extension of the Intercontinental Museum of Slavery. The United Docks building in Trou Fanfaron will also house the museum’s main facilities. This is the compromise reached at the meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Xavier-Luc Duval and the leaders of the slavery museum project, Vijaya Teelock and Jimmy Harmon, […]

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Continuing Rise of Tourism in Mauritius

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Rs 44.4 billion. This is the income that the tourism industry has generated in Mauritius between January and November 2016. The latest data from Statistics Mauritius for the period from January to November 2016 were published on Friday 9 December. Compared to last year, the country welcomed an additional 108,522 tourists in 2016, an increase […]

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Coral Degradation in Blue Bay – Open for Video

The reefs to the south-east of Mauritius are in a worrying state. With pollution and global warming, some of the corals are dying. To draw attention to this problem, Eco-Sud and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) made the Blue Bay seabed open to the public on Saturday, 10 December. Yan Coquet, program coordinator of Lagon Bleu, […]

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Tourism in Mauritius Continues to Grow

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The tourist sector continues to take off. 880,890 tourists traveled the Mauritian soil during the first nine months of the year. This is what emerges from the report published by Statistics Mauritius on Friday 25 November. A figure that represents an increase of 9.7% compared to the same period last year. By 2015, 803,755 vacationers […]

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Jellyfish Warning – Mont Choisy (Nov – 2016)

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The presence of jellyfish was detected in the lagoon and around Mon Choisy beach on Thursday. The presence of jellyfish was detected in the lagoon and around Mon Choisy beach on Thursday. The National Coast Guard issued an alert on Thursday, November 24th. The presence of jellyfish was detected in Mon Choisy lagoon and around […]

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Air Asia’s Flights to Mauritius off to Positive Start

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Whether in terms of hospitality, service, the choice of destinations and above all the value for money. The reviews are very positive. This is at least what most passengers interviewed say, less than a month after AirAsia X’s maiden flight in Mauritius, the leader of low-cost long-haul airlines. The first Mauritian passengers have already made […]

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Mauritius Public Transport to Gain Hybrid Buses

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One of Mauritius’ charms it its individually painted public transport buses despite their age. Many sporting their own unique mural or theme. However the introduction new hybrid buses will be beneficial for the environment and indeed for comfort. The hybrid buses will soon be part of the fleet of the National Transport Corporation (CNT). This […]

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Shanghai Week: Tourist Relations Reinforced with China

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China is one of the top ten markets, accounting for 85% of foreign tourists in Mauritius. “Statement by Kevin Ramkaloan, President of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) at a press conference on the sidelines of Shanghai Week in Mauritius, Monday 14 November. The latter said that “to better welcome the Chinese, it is necessary […]

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Mauritian Tourism Continues to Grow, even Off-Peak

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The number of tourists who traveled to Mauritian soil for the month of October reached 130,000, when there were 109 000 for the same period last year. This represents an increase of almost 20%, or about 21,000 more visitors. “Tourism contributes exceptionally to the growth of the country. An additional 21,000 tourists last October, compared […]

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