During the first quarter of 2016, Mauritius attracted 327,836 tourists, a 12.5 % increase over last year. Tourism revenues increase by 13.9 % to MUR15 billion in the quarter. Visitors during the same period in 2015 numbered 291 329.
According to Statistics Mauritius, tourism revenue in 2016 will be 1.9 % higher than the previous forecast, after a surge in visitors during the first quarter. The statistics office also raised its forecast for 2016 arrivals to 1,240,000 from 1,230,000 tourists.
Tourism earnings are now expected to reach MUR55 billion this year, up from earlier forecast of MUR54 billion according to Statistics Mauritius. Last year, tourism earnings totalled MUR50.2 billion.