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Mauritius has to compete with regional island tourist destinations

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Mauritius is not performing at par with the regional island tourist destinations. These places have witnessed visitor numbers getting recovered and reaching close to the levels of the pre-pandemic times by making a foray into new markets.

Last week, Gilbert Gnany, chief strategy officer at MCB Group Ltd., said in a report that Maldives and Seychelles, had reopened their international borders quite ahead of Mauritius, have reached almost the levels of the pre-pandemic times with 94% and 84% respectively. Fresh new tourist markets like India, Russia, and the Middle East have been captured by Maldives and Seychelles by making calculated efforts. On the contrary, for remote workers, Mauritius has been providing long-term visas and is looking for wealthy holiday makers to boost their tourism revenue. The owner of the biggest lender of the country stated that the weaker-than-expected recovery will probably influence the financial growth of the region. For the tourism-dependent country, MCB Group slashed its 2022 growth prediction to 6% from 6.2% in April.

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