Mauritius has been honored Golf Destination of the Year for Africa, Indian Ocean and the Gulf States at the prestigious IAGTO awards held in Slovenia on Thursday 18th of October 2018. The winners of the IAGTO excellence awards were announced during the IGTM (International Golf Travel Market) gala dinner with partners of the golf industry worldwide.
Having been awarded “Golf Destination of the Year” for Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf States as well in 2016, it’s clear that the island paradise of Mauritius is fast establishing itself as a remarkable golf destination on the international scene.
The magical island paradise of Mauritius is known for its tropical island allure, with glittering cerulean waters, picture-perfect beaches lined with coconut palms and opulent luxury resorts that unfurl along magnificent stretches of this wonderful holiday destination. But over and above being an extraordinary destination for loved-up couples looking for a superb escape or families seeking memorable holidays, Mauritius is an outstanding golfing destination for avid fans. In and amongst the undulating volcanic hills and tropical forests there is a staggering number of sublime golf courses in Mauritius which include anything from 9-hole courses to world-class 18-hole championship courses designed by the likes of Ernie Els, Peter Matkovich, Bernhard Langer, Rodney Wright, Hugh Biaocchi and Tony Johnstone.
The success and interest in this spectacular golfing island nods at the success of Mauritius’ efforts to boost the golf offerings by creating magnificent golf courses and facilities that people are willing (and want) to travel far and wide for. The island is now home to over 12 exceptional courses, many of which boast challenging courses that are designed by legends in the golfing world.
Since Mauritius has fast become a coveted golfing destination, it’s not difficult to understand why the European, Asian, Sunshine and Senior Tour has opted to set base for some of the reputed professional tournaments of the season. It’s the perfect place to host epic golf tournaments that participants aren’t likely to forget any time soon. Which is exactly the reason why it’s the chosen location for the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open and the MCB Senior Open.
“We are delighted to receive this Award once again in recognition of the efforts of the private and public sectors working together to deliver the best possible experience to visiting golf travelers. The MTPA is committed to supporting the promotion of golf tourism and the implementation of a golf tourism strategy that will achieve growth and attract more visitors from this affluent niche market. We will continue to work with IAGTO and MGTA to position Mauritius as an established and integrated golf destination on the world stage” said Amrita Craig Marketer, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.