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After an extended break in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, Mauritius opened up for tourists some time back. A vacation on this lovely island is a should in a seashore lover’s bucket. To guarantee the security of travellers, the nation had put strict well being protocols in place throughout the pandemic. The island is now totally open and able to discover. So, once you’re able to journey, this lovely vacation spot is able to welcome you.
Travel Daily Media speaks to Arvind Bundhun, Director of Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) about how Mauritius has ready itself in a post-pandemic period to welcome vacationers. Below are the excerpts…
TD: Mauritius has opened up. How have you ever equipped for the post-Covid travellers?
AB: The street in the direction of normalisation has been correctly entrenched. Tourist arrivals which had been 40,028 in January 2022, elevated to 86,605 in August 2022. We had already crossed 500,000 vacationer arrivals by mid-year.
Considering the safety of each the inhabitants and the vacationers as a type of bliss and wellbeing, we ensured that the inhabitants/vacationers are vaccinated. At the similar time, we ensured that the high quality of premium service on the island continues to be genuine and distinctive because it was earlier than.
Air connectivity, which at the starting was a difficulty, has now improved drastically. With market confidence surpassing expectations, Saudi Arabia commenced its operation on 1 June 2022, whereas EK’s second A 380 flight began its each day operation on 23 June 2022. To additional cater to the demand, EK’s third each day flight will begin in October 2022.
All the pre-Covid key markets are gathering momentum progress and we anticipate normalisation by 2023-24
Amidst the pandemic, the mindset of travellers has modified, and they’re now trying for extra significant experiences and security earlier than choosing a vacation spot. Mauritius has efficiently rolled out a vaccination marketing campaign and round 80% of the inhabitants have been vaccinated with two doses and 51% with the booster dose. The security of the travellers and the inhabitants is a precedence.
We are wanting to welcome travellers to expertise the island and get immersed in the tradition, nature and Mauritian hospitality. The panoply of actions out there is ideal for rest and rejuvenation of the thoughts and the physique.
TD: What are the new choices for post-Covid journey in the nation?
AB: Pre-Covid Mauritius was already being skilled as being seashore and past the seashore. The similar is being pushed with extra emphasis on tradition, inland and nature-based actions. As a tourism vacation spot, we’ve additionally made good strides with regards to ‘sustainability practices’. Mauritius has organized its first Sustainable Island Mauritius Awards, the place tourism operators had been rewarded for their finest observe in numerous classes. Lots of emphasis can be being put in domestically made high quality merchandise.
TD: Any new journey marketing campaign to entice vacationers to journey to Mauritius?
AB: ‘It’s time to find’ has been the key marketing campaign by way of a number of media retailers for resumption as from October 2021 until the finish of April. Focus was additionally laid on rebonding with the commerce by way of roadshows and gala’s.
We are presently designing a marketing campaign round the ‘concept of energy’. It will quickly be our new message.
TD: What is the goal MTPA is when it comes to vacationer numbers in the first three months?
AB: The first three months have proven a gradual improve in arrivals with 40,028 in January 2022, to 52,724 in February 2022 and 66,066 in March 2022. The intention is to attain 1 million vacationer arrivals by finish of the 12 months 2022.
TD: Any new initiative MTPA is taking to draw travellers?
AB: We are specializing in adopting new applied sciences to succeed in shoppers amidst the pandemic. Easy entry to helpful data on the vacation spot is of prime significance as this influences the traveller’s choice.
Digitalisation of our advertising and marketing methods which began pre-covid has now reached cruising pace.
All our PRs in respective markets have social media strategists with all campaigns being correctly monitored, evaluated and adjusted to the new developments.
In view of enriching the pre-travel expertise, further expertise in the types of augmented and digital actuality would even be used.
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