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Government Wage Assistance Scheme and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme extended for the month of June

Government Wage Assistance Scheme and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme extended for the month of June
Date:July 03, 2020|Domain:Economy & Finance--Tourism

​GIS – 03 July 2020: The Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) informs the public that the Government Wage Assistance Scheme (GWAS) and the Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) have been extended for the month of June 2020 to operators having the nece


Mauritius obtains Label Safe Destination by the World Travel and Tourism Council

Mauritius obtains Label Safe Destination by the World Travel and Tourism Council
Date:June 25, 2020|Domain:Tourism

​GIS – 25 June 2020:Mauritius is among the first countries to have obtained the Label Safe Destination by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) for being proactive in managing the Covid-19 situation which has had a direct repercussion on the t


Cabinet reshuffle: Mr. Louis Steven Obeegadoo is appointed Deputy Prime Minister

Cabinet reshuffle: Mr. Louis Steven Obeegadoo is appointed Deputy Prime Minister
Date:June 25, 2020|Domain:Tourism

​GIS – 25 June 2020: The Minister of Housing and Land Use Planning, Mr. Louis Steven Obeegadoo, has been appointed Deputy Prime Minister and has also been given the portfolio of Minister of Tourism. With this reshuffle of Ministers in Cabinet positi


The strategy of the tourism industry reviewed in the wake of COVID-19 challenges

The strategy of the tourism industry reviewed in the wake of COVID-19 challenges
Date:June 16, 2020|Domain:Tourism

​GIS-16 June 2020: The tourism industry’s strategy has to be reviewed especially following the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The psychology of the traveller has changed and, thus, holidaymakers will take into consideration the sanit


Covid-19: Tourism Authority proposes set of measures for operators to resume their activities

Date:May 30, 2020|Domain:Tourism

GIS  – 30 May 2020: Operators in the tourism sector will be authorised to resume their activities, except for marine activities as from Sunday 31 May 2020, under strict sanitary measures. This was announced in a communique issuedby the Touris


Tourism has been the worst affected of all major economic sectors says Tourism Minister

Date:May 13, 2020|Domain:Health--Tourism

GIS​ - 13 May, 2020: The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill, and tourism has been the worst affected of all major economic sectors. Against a backdrop of heightened uncertainty international tourism could decline


Covid-19 : Mauritius to go in two-week lockdown as from tomorrow

Date:March 19, 2020|Domain:Health--Tourism

GIS – 19 March 2020: Mauritius will go in lockdown for two weeks, as from 06 00 hrs tomorrow morning, as the number of Covid-19 cases rose to seven. Consequently, to tackle to spread of Covid-19, employees will not go to work as from tomorrow, excep


Covid-19 : Mauritius extends travel restrictions to European Union, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Reunion Island for next two weeks

Covid-19 : Mauritius extends travel restrictions to European Union, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Reunion Island for next two weeks
Date:March 16, 2020|Domain:Health--Tourism

GIS - 16 March, 2020: As from 20 00 GMT, Wednesday 18 March 2020, Mauritius is extending travel restrictions for a period of two weeks on foreign passengers coming from or having transited during the last 14 days in countries of the European Union,


Financial support plan of Rs 9 billion for economic operators affected by COVID-19

Financial support plan of Rs 9 billion for economic operators affected by COVID-19
Date:March 13, 2020|Domain:Economy & Finance--Business & Industry--Health--Tourism

GIS - 13 March, 2020:  Government is doing its utmost best to reduce the consequential impacts of the pandemic COVID-19 on the Mauritian economy and has come up with a financial support plan to the tune of some Rs 9 billion for economic operators ac


Tourism: Ministry sets up communication cell to share information on Covid-19

Tourism: Ministry sets up communication cell to share information on Covid-19
Date:March 06, 2020|Domain:Tourism

GIS - 06 March, 2020: A communication cell comprising a representative of the airport, the Association des hôteliers et restaurateurs de l’île Maurice, tour operators as well as a communication officer of the Ministry of Tourism, will be set up and