First Ever ‘Travel And Leisure Expo’ Launched In Phoenix

9 years, 9 months ago - September 16, 2012
Three-day event to highlight and promote quality of local products , develop domestic tourism. The first edition of the ‘Salon du Voyage et des Loisirs’ to be held from September 14 to 16 at the J & J Auditorium in Phoenix was inaugurated by the President of the Republic, Kailash Purryag on Thursday.

This event is being organised by the Voyageur Travel & Tours in partnership with the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA).

The aim is to highlight the products of the island and develop a domestic tourism.

In his address for the occasion, Kailash Purryag welcomed this initiative and highlighted that the global financial crisis affects mainly the tourism industry. “The crisis is the first problem that we must face. As usual, Mauritius always finds a way to overcome problems,” he said.

Michaël Sik Yuen, minister of Tourism and Leisure stated that the tourism industry must continue to improve the quality of its products to attract tourists. This platform brings together key players from the world of travel and leisure and gives them the opportunity to present their services to the public.

It is especially airlines and cruises, hotels and leisure activities that are showcasing their products. A total of 40 exhibitors are present at the show and more than 10,000 visitors are expected. The Tourism Office also has a stall where the public can discover the range of products it offers.

Mauritius is also being promoted as a tourist destination with the distribution of pamphlets and brochures. Visitors at the salon will have the opportunity to buy lottery tickets to win cars through a draw.The lottery prizes include a Porsche Cayman, BMW Convertible, two Nissan Micra and a motorcycle Derbi Xtreme. The draw for the raffle will be held on December 21.

During the three days of the salon, many promotional offers will be made available to the public by the exhibitors present, namely Casela, Medine group, Fun Aventure, Blue Safari, Sky Dive, Vieille Cheminée and Incentive Partners.

 

Text by the Independent

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