Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) has announced a partnership with dnata travel to unveil new experiences and tailor-made offers to Mauritius for UAE holiday makers in 2022, with travel to the island nation in demand across the emirates.
Experts at dnata travel—the UAE’s longest-standing travel provider–are revealing that travel bookings to the Indian Ocean island have doubled in 2022 so far in comparison to booking figures in Q4 2021, when Mauritius reopened for tourism post the pandemic, following a partial re-opening in the summer.
As demand for travel continues to increase, representatives from the official tourism authority of the Republic of Mauritius are identifying the UAE as a growth market for tourism, and revealing plans to attract even more travellers from the emirates this year.
Arvind Bundhun, Director, MPTA, said, “We have always seen good demand for travel to Mauritius from the UAE and it remains one of the most important source markets for us globally, while our countries share strong cultural ties. In 2022, we are partnering with dnata travel to bring our experiences closer to UAE travellers than ever before, as we work to create tailor-made itineraries focused on families, romance, and those seeking all-inclusive offerings.”
Representatives from the MTPA detail the top considerations for travellers booking holidays to Mauritius in 2022 so far, from the UAE and across the world, to be a want for new and immersive experiences, a balance of relaxation and outdoor activities, and sustainable travel options, all-important elements of the country’s tourism offering.
Emily Jenkins, Head-Leisure UAE, dnata travel added: “Traveller demand from the UAE to Mauritius continues to increase, and the country has climbed back in to our top 10 most sought-after global destinations in terms of search and bookings since its full reopening, with bookings approaching close to pre-pandemic levels in 2022. Our travellers are keen to get back to nature and Mauritius offers all of the beauty that the Indian Ocean islands are known for, alongside some of the world’s most unique natural landscapes. From the dramatic peak of Le Morne, to the seven-coloured earth of Chamarel, our travel experts are ready to take travellers from the UAE on a tour of the most unique hotspots across the country.”
Working in a tie-up with the MTPA, the dnata travel team has sourced top holiday offers with up to 50 per cent savings on hotel stays for UAE travellers across a range of ‘Family Breaks’, ‘Romantic Escapes’ and ‘All-Inclusive Offers’, tailor-made to the market available for bookings.