With blue waters and wonderful climate, Mauritius is one of the dream tourist destinations on the Indian Ocean.
Mauritius registered 1,150,000 tourist arrivals in 2015, which translates into an 11% increase from 2014. South African Airways has further strengthened its routes to Mauritius due to growing demand – both from the continent and internationally.
Mauritius recorded double-digit increases in occupancy although in US$ terms RevPAR was down around 25%, in local currency there was an impressive 12% increase. The long term future for the island is positive with the government growing the economy in different sectors, all of which will need hotel accommodation. In addition increased airlift direct from Europe should sustain demand for the resorts. Announced new hotels include Park Inn by Radisson in Quatre Bornes, the new commercial hub of Mauritius.
Mauritius is a mature and established market that does not need to prove itself anymore. Tourists displaced by terrorism are likely to visit Mauritius. It will suffer from the rising competitiveness of other peaceful and sunny destinations (Cape Verde, Seychelles, etc). The values are expected to drop by 0.5% in Mauritian Rupees terms but will be stable in US dollars terms although far below the peak level reached in 2016.