Emirates today reaffirmed its partnership with Mauritius by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA). The current agreement builds on the existing partnership between the two entities to promote tourism to Mauritius from key markets across the Emirates network.
The MoU was signed at the 2022 Arabian Travel Market, the region’s largest travel trade event in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group. The agreement was signed by Mr. Ahmed Khoory, Emirates Senior Vice President for West Asia and Indian Ocean Business, and Mr. Arvind Bundhun, Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA).
Mr. Ahmed Khoory, SVP Commercial West Asia & Indian Ocean at Emirates, said: “We enjoy a long-standing partnership with Mauricio and have had a fruitful partnership in the past. The renewal of this association is a testament to our commitment to boosting tourism in the island nation.”
“As international borders reopen and travel restrictions ease, we remain deeply committed to supporting initiatives that boost inbound tourism and increase leisure traffic to Mauritius. Emirates’ second daily flight will now start from June 23 to facilitate summer travel from the Americas, Europe and the Middle East to the island nation. The extension of our partnership reiterates our commitment to Mauritius and enables joint initiatives to undertake tourism recovery,” he added.
The Honorable Louis Steven Obeegadoo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism, said: “We are delighted to renew this MoU with Emirates as we continue to build on the strong partnership we have developed over almost 20 years. Tourism in Mauritius is rapidly recovering and some markets are already performing better than before the pandemic. We therefore welcome Emirates’ planned capacity increase and new partnership agreement as they will boost our tourist arrivals around the world.”
Under the MoU, Emirates will undertake joint marketing activities with the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Board.
Emirates began operations to Mauritius in September 2002 with three weekly flights and is currently in its 20ththe year of operations to the Indian Ocean destination.
Emirates currently operates nine weekly flights to Mauritius and, in line with growing demand, the airline will expand operations to double daily flights from June 23, 2022. The second daily flight will be operated using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from the June 23 to 30. and, starting July 1, the airline will deploy its flagship A380 aircraft.
Emirates continues to place the highest priority on safe travel with the implementation of comprehensive measures on the ground at all touchpoints and on board to provide its passengers with the highest standards of safety and hygiene at every step of the journey. Customers traveling from Dubai can also take advantage of state-of-the-art contactless technology to ease their journey through the airport.