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Tourism: more than 470,000 tourists in the first half of 2022

Tourism is gradually regaining its pre-pandemic pace. From January 1 to June 31, 470,640 tourists have set foot on Mauritian soil. Last year, the country had only 4,467 tourists in the first half. For the month of July 2022 alone, Mauritius recorded 94,084 arrivals, i.e. 31,076 visitors more than the month of June.

The European market dominates with the arrival of 322,961 tourists during the first half of the year. France remains the leader with 112,120 visitors having chosen Mauritius as a holiday destination. Great Britain and Germany follow with 69,849 and 45,855 respectively.

Also, 91,885 visitors from African and Indian Ocean countries set foot on Mauritian soil from January to July. Of this number, South Africa dominates the market with 49,926 tourists ahead of Reunion (25,976). In Asia, 45,971 tourists came to Mauritius, including 19,137 visitors from India.

You should know that the hotels are 85% full. This, while we are currently in low season. Figures heralding a promising end to the year in the sector.

In addition, the airline Emirates is planning three daily flights to Mauritius from October 1st.

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