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Emirates reaffirms partnership with Mauritius to promote the tourism sector

Emirates reaffirms partnership with Mauritius to promote the tourism sector

Emirates signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA), to promote tourism to Mauritius from key markets across the Emirates network. Under the MoU, Emirates will jointly undertake marketing activities with the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Board.

Ahmed Khoory, SVP Commercial West Asia & Indian Ocean, Emirates: “We enjoy a long-standing partnership with Mauritius and have had a fruitful association in the past. The renewal of this partnership is a testament of our commitment to boost tourism to the island nation. As international borders reopen and travel restrictions ease, we remain deeply committed to support initiatives that boost inbound tourism and increase leisure traffic to Mauritius. Emirates’ second daily flight will now start from 23 June to facilitate summer travel from the Americas, Europe and the Middle East to the island nation. The extension of our partnership reiterates our commitment to Mauritius and enables joint initiatives to undertake tourism recovery.”

Emirates started operations to Mauritius in September 2002 with three weekly flights and currently is in its 20th year of operations to the Indian Ocean destination. Emirates currently operates nine weekly flights to Mauritius and in line with rising demand, the airline will be scaling up operations to double daily flights from 23 June 2022. The second daily flight will be served utilising a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from 23 June-30June and, from 1 July the airline will deploy its flagship A380 aircraft.

Louis Steven Obeegadoo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Mauritius: “We are delighted to be renewing this MoU with Emirates as we pursue the strong partnership, we have developed over almost 20 years. Mauritius tourism is recovering fast, and some markets are already performing better than prior to the pandemic. We therefore welcome the increase in capacity planned by Emirates and the new partnership agreement as they will provide a boost to our tourist arrivals worldwide.” 

Emirates continues to place top priority on safe travel with the implementation of comprehensive measures on the ground throughout all touchpoints and on board to provide its passengers with the highest safety and hygiene standards at every step of the journey. Customers travelling from Dubai can also take advantage of state of the art contactless technology to ease their journey through the airport.


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