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Mauritius Trails Peers in Race to Pre-Covid Tourist Numbers

Tourists at Flic en Flac beach, located on the western coast of Mauritius in Nov. 2021.

Tourists at Flic en Flac beach, located on the western coast of Mauritius in Nov. 2021.

Photographer: Laura Morosoli/AFP/Getty Images

Mauritius is lagging behind regional island tourist destinations, which have seen visitor numbers recover close to pre-pandemic levels by targeting new markets.

“Maldives and Seychelles, which had reopened their borders well before Mauritius, have returned close to pre-pandemic levels, at 94% and 84% respectively during the same period, thanks, notably, to a successful market diversification strategy,” said Gilbert Gnany, chief strategy officer at MCB Group Ltd., in a report last week.