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Mauritius enjoys excellent tourism year

More and more travellers are choosing Mauritius as a destination of choice according to new official tourism figures that have been released. Mauritius tourism - Photo by Xavier Coiffic 

Mauritius tourist arrivals jumped 5% in 2017, driven by more arrivals from Europe official data shows.

Statistics Mauritius said in a statement that arrivals rose to 1.34 million last year from 1.28 million in 2016. Numbers from Europe, that account for two third of visitors, climbed 6% to 780,209.

The central bank said in November it expected tourism earnings to be around 61.6 billion rupees ($1.85 billion) this year.

Statistics Mauritius also said in November tourist arrivals for 2018 were projected at 1.43 million.

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