Mauritius Destination
Awards 2010

Mauritius as a leading travel destination has won various accolades this year.

These prestigious awards are a testament to Mauritius’ aspirations in becoming an exquisite tourist destination.

Mauritius: An exquisite tourist destination

Mauritius: An exquisite tourist destination

On Sunday, 7th November 2010, at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2010 Ceremony, held in London, Mauritius won the distinguished title of “World’s Leading Island Destination 2010.”

Nominees for the Award were,

Mauritius, Bali (Indonesia), Barbados, Cook Island, Crete (Greece), Jamaica, Langkawi (Malaysia), Maldives, Sanya (China), Seychelles, Sicily (Italy) St Lucia and Zanzibar (Tanzania.)

Mauritius was also honoured with the prestigious award of “Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination” at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony in Johannesburg (South Africa) on Wednesday, 7th July 2010.

Nominees for the Award:

Mauritius
Comoros
Madagascar
Maldives
Seychelles

Winners at the World Trade Awards are selected by industry professionals.

Splendid sunset at Bain Boeuf beach

The “Best International Island Destination Award” was granted to Mauritius at a ceremony held in New Delhi, India.

This follows the participation of Mauritius in the Commonwealth International Travel Mart, one of the largest international trade fair for tourism.

The fair was held at the Ashoka International Convention and Exhibition Centre, New Delhi (India) from Thursday, 26th August to Saturday, 28th August 2010.

At the China International Travel Mart (CITM), Mauritius’ stand obtained the "Award of Excellence."

The CITM is an annual international tourism fair organised by the China National Tourism Administration.

The event was held from Thursday, 18th November to Sunday 21st November 2010 in Shanghai (China).

Tourist Arrivals In Mauritius

Period: January to August 2010

Region

Arrivals

Europe

372,997

Africa

143,102

Asia

48,644

America

(USA, Canada &

Other American)

8,765

Oceania

(Australia &

Other Oceanian)

6,957

Source: Central Statistics Office, Mauritius

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