The Minister of Tourism, Mr A.K. Gayan, had a meeting with the various stakeholders of the tourism industry on 27 January 2017 in Port-Louis. At the fore of discussions was the safety and security of tourists. The partners of the tourism sector present at the meeting shared their views with the Tourism Minister concerning this issue.
Minister Gayan appealed to the stakeholders to ensure that Mauritius is a safe destination and that each citizen should collaborate to uphold the image of the country as a secure preferred destination for tourists. He stressed that the safety and security of tourists must be a priority as the tourism sector is a major pillar of the economy.
The Tourism Minister highlighted that the safety and security of tourists should not just be inland but also when they are at sea practicing nautical activities.
He underscored that this meeting will be followed by others with the actors of the tourism industry and that he is determined to work together with all those concerned to find solutions together.
It is to be recalled that for the year 2016, tourist arrivals reached 1,275,227 as compared to 1,151,252 during the year 2015. Growth had been registered in arrivals from Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom, India, South Africa and Reunion Island.