Tourism alert: Indian Ocean Cyclone Warning for Reunion and Mauritius


For tourists currently on holidays in the Vanilla Islands regions of Mauritius and Reunion should be aware or a cyclone warning. A  class 3 Cyclon warning for tropical cyclone Berguitta is now in force in Mauritius. The tropical cyclone ‘BERGUITTA’ is moving in a West-South-Westerly direction at a speed of 7 km/h.

Tropical Storm Berguitta is strengthening and is forecast to pass close to Mauritius and Reunion over the next few days. The potential is for damaging winds and flooding rains.

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Please note that for safety reason, the airport in Mauritius  is closed and all flights have been canceled for today.

has made the most out of the environment and its satellite presentation resembles that of a Category 4 hurricane.  This may be bad news for Réunion and Mauritius.

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.