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Minister of Tourism for Mauritius first day at WTM London

Minister of Tourism for Mauritius first day at WTM London

The Minister of Tourism for Mauritius, the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority’s Chairman and Director are currently visiting the United Kingdom to attend World Travel Market in London, from Monday 6th November to Wednesday 8th November 2017.

The World Travel Market , which attracts approximately 50,000 visitors, provides an opportunity for global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends all under one roof.

On the first day of World Travel Market, the Minister and the Chairman attended the prestigious WTM Leaders’ Lunch with 200 of the travel industry’s most senior members in attendance. Leading MEP and former Prime Minister of Belgium, Guy Verhofstadt headlined the lunch a nd was interviewed on the future shape of Europe by News Anchor and BBC World News Presenter, Aaron Heslehurst.

On Monday afternoon, the Minister, Chairman and Director all attended the World Travel Leaders seminar on what to expect from the UK travel market in 2018. Hosted by experts in all areas of the UK markets, the talk looked at matters such as Brexit, UK currency and Global Politics as factors affecting the UK travel market.

Finally, the Minister, Chairman and Director all attended a specialist talk on the innovative concepts in the destination wedding industry. The luxury wedding panel shared the trends in the sector, best implementation techniques, and forecast destination romance tendencies for the next 10 years.

To end the first day, the Mauritius delegation hosted a drinks reception at a nearby venue for 40 guests. The event provided the perfect opportunity for media, trade, tour operators and on-stand partners to network with MTPA.

Following the drinks reception, MTPA attended an evening hosted by Heritage Resorts Mauritius at Searcy’s at the Gherkin; an elegant cocktail bar located on the iconic landmark’s 40th floor.

The next two days will see MTPA, Chairman and Director meet with a variety of British media outlets as well as airlines and tour operators, with the aim of promoting the destination of Mauritius into 2018 ahead of the 50th anniversary celebrations.

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