Mauritius enjoys excellent tourism year
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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