Mauritius First Quarter Tourist Arrivals

Following is a summary of Mauritius first quarter tourist arrivals from the Statistics Mauritius in Port Louis:

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                        1Q      4Q      3Q      2Q      1Q      4Q      3Q
                      2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011
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                      -------------------- YoY change --------------------
Arrivals              1.5%   -0.1%   -0.6%    1.6%   -0.2%    0.7%    1.1%
Nights (000)          1.4%   -1.0%    1.4%    9.0%   -1.6%    0.1%   -0.8%
Receipts (Rs mil.)  -12.4%   -1.1%   -5.0%    4.5%   15.2%   11.3%    5.8%
Hotels                6.4%    7.3%   -3.7%   -3.6%   -1.8%   -2.7%    4.8%
Rooms                 5.4%    5.0%   -0.9%   -1.5%   -0.5%   -1.2%    3.8%
Bedplaces             5.9%    5.2%   -0.5%   -1.6%   -0.9%   -1.8%    3.1%
                      -------------------- QoQ change --------------------
Arrivals             -8.3%   39.1%    1.6%  -21.7%   -9.7%   38.4%    3.9%
Nights (000)         20.8%    7.6%   14.4%  -31.9%   18.0%   10.2%   23.0%
Receipts (Rs mil.)   -2.9%   47.8%  -14.0%  -29.0%    9.5%   42.1%   -5.5%
Hotels                0.0%   11.4%   -1.9%   -2.7%    0.9%    0.0%   -1.8%
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                        1Q      4Q      3Q      2Q      1Q      4Q      3Q
                      2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011
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Rooms                 1.2%    6.9%   -0.9%   -1.7%    0.9%    0.9%   -1.5%
Bedplaces             1.5%    6.7%   -0.8%   -1.5%    0.8%    0.9%   -1.9%
                   ------------------------ Level ------------------------
Arrivals           265,838 289,857 208,431 205,158 261,995 290,259 209,779
Nights (000)         2,990   2,475   2,300   2,010   2,950   2,499   2,268
Receipts (Rs mil.)  12,064  12,424   8,406   9,780  13,768  12,568   8,845
Hotels                 117     117     105     107     110     109     109
Rooms               12,676  12,527  11,715  11,822  12,027  11,925  11,816
Bedplaces           25,887  25,496  23,899  24,089  24,446  24,242  24,018
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NOTE:  Tourism receipts are in millions of rupees.
       Tourist Nights are in thousands.
       % changes calculated by Bloomberg News.

SOURCE: Statistics Mauritius

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