Category Archive: Mauritius Tourism

Selling Authentic Mauritius

It was once or still isn’t a requirement for Mauritius to be authentic in the sense of what people relate to when this term is mentioned which also requires a definition! The island was who it was or still is who it is… with a changed landscape and personality, I wasn’t around yet in the […]

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Discover stereotyped Mauritius differently

Chances are that you are one of many that believe you need to win the lottery first before you can travel to Mauritius. It’s one of the most common statements I get to hear in Germany. Or the only posters you have seen when walking past by a travel agency that showcased, when it was […]

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Hotels in Mauritius now compete with Guest houses, Beach Villas and Luxury Apartments

In my previous articles I have addressed the challenges which holiday rental agencies in Mauritius are currently facing and how they can expect a deterioration in their mode of operations if they do not handle quick in reinventing themselves or cut down costs drastically! I have mentioned previously that for most owners of beach villas […]

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Mauritius Tourism – Does the tourism industry need a wake up slap!?

Many have already been woken up by the slap of negative figures while some are starting to rejoice in profits of restructuring they have carried out. Our industry in tourism is definitely wide awake. Arrivals from new markets are making itself seen and felt. But in which direction is it steering or are we still […]

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How to apply TDS Tax Deduction at Source for Tour Operators and Holiday Rental agents in Mauritius

By now all those in the tourism industry since the 15th of December 2011 should know how TDS works. I made a small tutorial back then for my partners that collaborate with my agency Isla-Mauricia to get an overview of how TDS works and it has brought in additional steps to process when you handle […]

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How to renew your Tour Operators licence in Mauritius

Update: 20.10.16 My article below dates back to the year 27.09.2014. A few things have changed again and actually the steps to do your renewal are back like it used to be. The trade fee has been cancelled. So in order to do your renewal you will need to: Before going to the Tourism Authority […]

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Changes in the landscape of holiday rental agencies in Mauritius

This year has been a -and still is going to be a very challenging year for many holiday rental agencies in Mauritius. When I speak of holiday rental agencies in general, I mean those that act as an intermediary in proposing beach villas and apartments on their websites usually holding a tour operators licence obtained […]

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What costs to expect when starting your own holiday rentals agency or tour operator services in Mauritius?

In my first article in my blog I wrote in depth about “What are the future outlooks of agencies in the holiday home rentals industry of Mauritius?” My article is quite long and covers in a whole how to get started and what challenges you will face. I also address my own pessimistic view of […]

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Holiday home rental agencies future in Mauritius?

What are the future outlooks of agencies in the holiday home rentals industry of Mauritius? In the perspective of a tour operator who acts as a reseller, working with property managers and owners of such vacation rentals earning a return on short term rentals from tourists. A personal view of the current and possible future […]

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