Mauritius tourism rises 10% in 2016

Especially large rise in arrivals from Germany
Mauritius saw 10% more tourists in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year, with an especially large rise in arrivals from Germany.
Total arrivals for the first six months reached 586,464, according to Statistics Mauritius. Two-thirds of visitors are from Europe, rising 16% in H1 to 335,738. German arrivals were up 37% to 46,854.
Mauritius expects full-year arrivals to hit 1,240,000, an important boost for the Indian Ocean island’s economy.


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