There is a positive trend in the number of visitors arriving in Mauritius, with expectations that by the end of 2023, it will reach between 90% and 95% of pre-pandemic levels. This growth is being supported by the recovery of the European market and the emergence of new markets, such as the Middle East.
According to Statistics Mauritius, there will be an estimated 1.3 million visitors, a recovery rate of 93.6% compared to arrivals in 2019. The tourism sector is expected to grow further due to increased air connectivity and promotional efforts to showcase Mauritius as an attractive tourist destination.
According to data from the Central Bank, tourism revenues in the Indian Ocean Islands have increased by almost 70% to 35.8 billion rupees (about $780 million) in the first five months of the year. It is expected to increase by 23% to 80 billion rupees by the end of the year. During the first half of the year, the total number of visitors increased by 58% to 596,466, of which 12,932 were Italian.