Shanghai Week: Tourist Relations Reinforced with China


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 to understand them better”.

According to Kevin Ramkaloan, in 2013 the country welcomed 40,000 Chinese, while in 2015 that number rose to nearly 90,000. “Since there are a growing number of Chinese tourists arriving in Mauritius, it is necessary that the Mauritians Have a better knowledge of China, “said the MTPA president. Thus, through the Shanghai Week, the organization aims to promote a more fruitful exchange between the two countries.

The Shanghai Week also aims to promote Maurice otherwise, explains Kevin Ramkaloan. “We want the Chinese to discover other cultural riches.” And to continue that “the island is mainly known for its beaches, but not enough for its other assets.” Thus, the president of the MTPA, A team formed in Virtual reality will be in Mauritius to make videos intended for the Chinese. These will demonstrate the different cultural aspects of the island.

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