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Mauritius Tourism Minister busy day at WTM

Mauritius Tourism Minister busy day at WTM

On Tuesday the Minister of Tourism of Mauritius, the Chairman, and the Director completed another successful day of meetings at World Travel Market, held in London. To begin, the Chairman and the Director held a meeting with Dive magazine to discuss upcoming events on the island and in particular the much-anticipated 50th anniversary of independence celebrations in 2018.

Following the media meeting, the Minister joined the Chairman and the Director to attend a World Travel Market session, which looked at ‘Maximising Revenue in the Luxury Travel Space’. Hosted by Founder of Inspired Citizen, Anthony Berklich, the session explored what travellers are looking for in order to make their experience unforgettable.

In the afternoon, the Minister attended the ‘2017 UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit’. The summit focussed on sustainable development and management of tourism, the challenges of congestion, strengthening effective engagement between tourism and local communities, how to address the public perception of tourism, and how to use tourism as an effective tool to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. During this time, the Chairman and Director continued to meet with trade and consumer media and tour key tour operator stakeholders, including Secret Escapes, Diver Magazine, and Lonely Planet Traveller to discuss upcoming opportunities to promote the destination.

Towards the end of the afternoon, the Minister and the Chairman attended a World Travel Market session on ‘Globalisation of Travel: How Technology is Breaking Down Barriers and Positively Impacting Our World’. Hari Nair, Global Senior Vice President at Expedia Media Solutions, shared his research, insights and examples on technologies that are advancing the globalisation of travel.

In the evening, MTPA attended a drinks reception hosted by Attitude Resorts along with other key partners.

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