Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, Arvind Bundhun, has released an official statement on behalf of the organisation to express his gratitude and continued support of its tourism partners in the country.
He called for collaboration during a challenging period for the industry caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Bundhun said: “The world is going through an unprecedented crisis and despite all our efforts to prevent the entry of Covid-19 into Mauritian territory, we are today also confronted by this terrible invisible enemy.
“The Covid-19 pandemic questions the fragility of the sector, and we must stick together to face it.”
Mauritius has to date recorded nearly 150 cases of coronavirus, and five deaths.
Bundhun continued: “In these difficult times, I, as the director of the tourism office, would like to say to all of our partners that we are by their side.
“We recognise and cannot forget that they are the architects of the success of the tourism sector, especially for their support given to the promotion and development of this industry, which is today one of the key engines of economic growth in Mauritius.”
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