Reacting to Finance Minister Renganaden Padayachy’s budget presentation, the Association des Hôteliers et Restaurateurs de l’île Maurice (AHRIM) in a press release, believes that recent progress in air connectivity will help achieve the new target of 1.4 million visitors in 2023-24 and consolidate this growth.
The decision to increase the destination’s marketing budget to, among other things, prospect new markets is certainly welcome and will contribute to achieving this objective. There are still important decisions to be made, notably concerning the relaxation of the sanitary protocol and the increase in the number of airline seats. We welcome the announcement of a ten-year action plan to consolidate the future of tourism.” AHRIM appreciates the foreign labor facility announced by the Minister.
“Strengthening the hotel workforce by relying on a certain number of foreign workers is fundamental to ensuring the excellent service expected by our visitors. We reiterate the urgency of the situation.
We also note with satisfaction the government’s determination to pursue the strategy of protecting our coastal zones and rehabilitating and embellishing our beaches. We also appreciate the measures reinforcing the national sustainability agenda, including the regeneration of tourist sites and policies for water, energy, waste, plastic and stray animals among others,” it reads.