Anil Gayan, Minister of Tourism, Mauritius, has said the Mauritian government is keen to see Indian airline companies looking at Mauritius as an opportunity to do business with in the wake of relationships between both countries “blossoming” in recent times. “We are open for business with Indian carriers,” he said while interacting with group of Indian journalists here.
Meanwhile, the Minister said that Air Mauritius will try and strengthen its operations to India by proposing daily operations to Mumbai in the future.
The Tourism Minister said that there is need for Mauritius to engage the Indian market for tourism to build awareness about opportunities beyond the key cities. “We need to do more to make Indians know Mauritius better. Mauritius offers excellent facilities for tourists to make their experience memorable. We want more Indians visiting the island”.
The Minister hoped that the increasing engagements and visits by leaderships of two countries will also help in building more people to people exchanges for tourism in coming times. “There are many things happening between the two countries,” the Minister said pointing to the understanding signed between India and Indian Ocean countries of Mauritius and Seychelles to develop two strategic airstrips at Agalega and Assumption islands respectively. These MoUs envisions improving sea and airing transportation among the countries.
Talking about Mauritius’ unique selling points, the Minister said that the multicultural character of Mauritius and the way “a miniature UN” live peacefully by respecting each other is something to see. He said that Mauritius has lot to offer beyond its beaches.
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