During the first two months of 2013, the TA has fined several hotels that have not complied with certain rules. Even the 'leisure crafts', the 'beach hawkers' skippers, nightclubs, and all those who have a license from the TA, were not spared. The TA has made 113 inspections and has issued 43 tickets to various establishments, including hotels 3, 4 and even 5-star.
BP is desperate to these institutions that welcome tourists but also Mauritians respect standards. This is due to many complaints that the TA has inspected the premises and served fines if necessary.
If the Tourism Authority (TA) occurs against these institutions that do not meet the guidelines, it is better to "preserve the Mauritian destination, which is also our primary mission," revealed a source within the body. All holders of a license issued by the TA are subject to very specific rules and any offense is punishable.
The officers of the TA, in collaboration with the police, can visually inspected. If they find a violation, then the person responsible places are fined. For example, it happens that the pictures shown online on the websites of rental bungalows do not reflect the reality of the scene.
In addition, this is the same organization that ensures that the grain restaurants meet health standards in terms of hygiene and safety. However, during raids, inspectors found that many of them are not up to standard.
On nightclubs, many people pay Rs 8000 for local authorities to operate a private club, when in reality, they manage a nightclub. For proof, these places remain open until the morning, playing music at a very high sound level and sell alcoholic beverages.
Recently, the TA asked private clubs to comply with the standards. If an institution does not have the appropriate license, then a closure order is issued. By cons, if a club has a license but does not meet the guidelines, it will be warnings.