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Mauritius becomes magnet for South African tourists

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent  Jul 06, 2016

After crossing the 100,000 visitor mark last year, South Africa has become one of Mauritius' key source markets for tourists, a trend continuing in 2016 in spite of the weakness of the South African rand. South Africa remains among the top three producers of tourists for Mauritius, making it a hugely important market for hotels, resorts, DMCs and of course the now revived Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.

South African Airways has subsequently acted on the growing demand by adding another frequency from Johannesburg to Port Louis, raising flights from 10 to 11 per week.

With convenient connections for both incoming and outgoing flights, the added service is also of interest for non-South African visitors seeking affordable fares from their home country to Mauritius.

Mauritius is a member of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands group, which also includes Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte, the Comoros, Seychelles, and the Maldives.

Mauritius becomes magnet for South African tourists

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