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Are you ready for Vanilla?

Routes World 2013 Are you ready for Vanilla?

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

A new region has arrived, proclaimed Alain St.Ange, the tourism minister of Seychelles, on Monday, October 7, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the 2013 Routes World Summit.

Vanilla Islands: tourism hot topic

Indian Ocean organization garnering dedicated attention Vanilla Islands: tourism hot topic

The La Reunion weekly popular magazine, “7 Magazine,” has started dedicating a full page of its weekly issue to the Vanilla Islands Regional Organization.

Seychelles to host travel and tourism mart in 2014

Vanilla Islands taking leading role with: Reunion, Seychelles,Comoros, Mauritius, Mayotte and Madagascar Seychelles to host travel and tourism mart in 2014

Seychelles is taking the lead in promoting regional tourism and will host a travel and tourism mart with the member states of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) ...

Indradev Curpen of Mauritius talks with Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange

Exclusive interview Indradev Curpen of Mauritius talks with Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange

Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles tells Indradev CURPEN, the known journalist from Mauritius, that: “It is only through togetherness that we will make our region more visible.”

Mauritius tourism revenues down

First quarter results Mauritius tourism revenues down

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - Figures just out about Mauritius’ tourism revenues, which show a decline of arrivals during Q1 of 2013 by 12.4 percent, have caused a storm of outrage across the island’s tourism ...

Mauritius cuts its forecast for visitor arrivals

Mauritius Torism Revenues Plummet Mauritius cuts its forecast for visitor arrivals

Mauritius's earnings from tourism dropped 12.4 percent from a year earlier to 12.06 billion rupees ($386 million) in the first three months of this year as the weak economic environment in Europe ...

Mauritius will organize a festival this year says Minister Sik Yuen

Festival of the Sea Mauritius will organize a festival this year says Minister Sik Yuen

eTN Staff Writer

Minister Michael Sik-Yuen, the Mauritius Minister responsible for Tourism, has been quoted in his island’s L'Express newspaper as having come back on an earlier decision he has stated in ...

Mauritius Royal Raid event a boost for tourism

Sports tourism Mauritius Royal Raid event a boost for tourism

The annual Royal Raid event held in Mauritius has gained in popularity over the years with more and more people taking part in the race, among them, two mountain-climbing world champions.

Mauritius tourism events cancelled

Tourism Minister answers to parliament Mauritius tourism events cancelled

eTN Staff Writer

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) and the Ministry of Tourism of Mauritius confirmed that Mauritius will not be staging a second edition of their Shopping Fiesta and Carnival.

ICTP Member Paille-en-Queue Social Club of Air Mauritius call for help

Flooding disaster in Mauritius assistance ICTP Member Paille-en-Queue Social Club of Air Mauritius call for help

A national day of mourning has been declared on the island of Mauritius after at least 11 persons died in flashfloods that hit Mauritius this past weekend.

Seychelles President sends condolences to Mauritius

Flashfloods strike Port Louis Seychelles President sends condolences to Mauritius

Seychelles President James Michel has expressed his “great distress and dismay” following the flashfloods that have struck Port Louis, where there has been loss of life and widespread damage ...

Torrential rains on Mauritius claim at least 8 lives

Tourists marooned in hotels Torrential rains on Mauritius claim at least 8 lives

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Reports coming in from Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius, speaking of devastating rains sweeping across the island, causing deaths and widespread destruction, besides being the ...

Mauritius airport inaugurates part of new facilities as A380 visits

modernization of main international airport Mauritius airport inaugurates part of new facilities as A380 visits

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Air Mauritius flight MK 053 was the first to arrive at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on Tuesday this week to use the new parking facilities now in place, part of a ...

Emirates one-off A380 visit to Mauritius precursor to regular flights?

Airline president wants to see regular flights between Dubai and Mauritius Emirates one-off A380 visit to Mauritius precursor to regular flights?

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The Mauritius tourism industry may well have reasons to smile, after Emirates President Tim Clark indicated on the sidelines of the world’s largest tourism trade show, the ITB in Berlin, ...

Party spokesperson calls sacking of MTPA Chairman misbehavior

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority Party spokesperson calls sacking of MTPA Chairman misbehavior

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The recent sacking of Robert Desvaux from his position as Chairman of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) by the island’s Minister of Tourism Michael Sik Yuen has been ...

Mauritius tourism arrivals for 2012 described as flat

Unfavorable market conditions Mauritius tourism arrivals for 2012 described as flat

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Unfavorable market conditions in the main producer markets of France, Italy, the UK, and Germany were cited as reasons for the flat performance in terms of tourism arrivals, as Mauritius ...

Mauritius and Maldives sign new air accord

bilateral air services agreement signed Mauritius and Maldives sign new air accord

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The two Indian Ocean island states have earlier this week signed a new bilateral air services agreement, commonly referred to as BASA, allowing the national airlines of the two countries ...

Mauritius brings big changes at its Tourism Board with immediate departure of Chairman

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority Mauritius brings big changes at its Tourism Board with immediate departure of Chairman

eTN Staff Writer

Robert Desvaux has been removed from his position as Chairman of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA), the island’s tourism board.

Mauritius’ first participation in Seychelles carnival is impressive

Wows in the parade Mauritius’ first participation in Seychelles carnival is impressive

“The Mauritian delegation has impressed the Seychellois public and all who attended the 2013 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria,” said the Seychelles Minister responsible for ...

Seychelles sets the record straight on Mauritius’ claim of carnival fees

Indian Ocean Annual Vanilla Island's Carnival Seychelles sets the record straight on Mauritius’ claim of carnival fees

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange has reacted to the article that appeared on Today Newspaper with regard to the payment requested from Mauritius to participate in the ...

Green Globe certifies Movenpick Resort and Spa Mauritius

located in the heart of a nature reserve Green Globe certifies Movenpick Resort and Spa Mauritius

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced certification of Movenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius, located in the heart of the nature preserve of Bel Ombre, on the southwest coast of ...

First Spa Cenvaree opened in Mauritius early December

premier spa brand of Centara Hotels and Resorts First Spa Cenvaree opened in Mauritius early December

The first Spa Cenvaree in Mauritius, located in the new Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius, has been opened since December 10, 2012.

Vanilla Islands moving, without Mauritius…

Regional tourism Vanilla Islands moving, without Mauritius…

Jean Clement Cancy, the known and respected Mauritian journalist, wrote in the popular Le Mauricien newspaper on December 3 that Mauritius is suffering more than the other islands of the region ...

Mauritius relaxes visa requirements for 75 countries

facilitating greater bonds with other countries Mauritius relaxes visa requirements for 75 countries

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - A regular source from Port Louis has confirmed information that Mauritius has relaxed visa requirements for 29 African countries and 75 countries overall, aimed to facilitate greater bonds ...

Centara’s new Mauritius resort opens on December 15 with Half Board Plus offer for those booking online now

Superior Hotel Deal Centara’s new Mauritius resort opens on December 15 with Half Board Plus offer for those booking online now

Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius will open on December 15, 2012, and for guests booking online, starting from now Centara is offering a Half Board Plus rate that includes room, ...

Facebook fans get an extra special offer to celebrate the opening of Centara Hotels and Resorts’ new Mauritius resort

promotion in conjunction with facebook competition Facebook fans get an extra special offer to celebrate the opening of Centara Hotels and Resorts’ new Mauritius resort

Anyone who books a room at the new Centara Post Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius between now and December 31, 2012 will receive a 10 percent discount on the rate at any time between December ...

Final touches and landscaping see Centara Mauritius set for December opening

Soft opening set for December 15 Final touches and landscaping see Centara Mauritius set for December opening

Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius is now confirmed to soft-open on December 15, 2012, with the final touches being made to the resort interiors and the landscaping program seeing ...

Management team inspects Centara's new Mauritius resort with opening set for December 2012

Family-friendly resort Management team inspects Centara's new Mauritius resort with opening set for December 2012

John Bendtsen, Area General Manager, Centara Hotels & Resorts Mauritius, together with Sailash Boodhoo, Project Manager, and Mahen Tacouri, Chief Engineer of Centara Poste Lafayette Resort ...

The Indian Ocean islands - our travel and tourism sector: the perfect cyclone

travel and tourism marketing The Indian Ocean islands - our travel and tourism sector: the perfect cyclone

Fouad Diouman

Fouad Diouman is a Mauritian by birth and is today the VP of Planning & Marketing for Arik Air Limited based in Nigeria.

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