1,307,370 passenger arrival
Total passenger arrivals for the period January to September 2018 amounted to 1,307,370 representing an increase of 4.7% when compared to 1,248,767 passenger arrivals in the corresponding period of 2017.
During the same period, 1,342,193 passengers departed from Mauritius, showing an increase of 4.7% over the figure of 1,281,749 departures for the period January to September 2017.
Tourist arrivals for the first nine months 2018 reached 975,066, up by 4.3% compared to the first nine months 2017. The performance of our top 10 markets for the period January to September 2018 was: France (+5.2%), United Kingdom (+1.6%), Reunion Island (-6.4%), Germany (+12.4%), Republic of South Africa (+14.4%), India (+4.8%), People’s Republic of China (-8.8%), Switzerland (+5.7%), Italy (+2.3%) and Australia (+2.7%).
The average room occupancy rate for all licensed hotels in operation for the period January to September 2018 was 73% (74% for January to September 2017) while bed occupancy rate averaged 66% (same as January to September 2017).
The Bank of Mauritius is maintaining the forecast of tourism earnings for the year 2018 at Rs 64 billion. This figure represents an increase of 6.2% compared to Rs 60.3 billion recorded in 2017. For the year 2019, tourism earnings are forecasted at Rs 67.5 billion.
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