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Emirates Renews Support to Mauritius and Seychelles Tourism

Emirates has announced its renewed support to Mauritius and the Seychelles by extending its global marketing agreement with the respective Tourism Boards of the two countries.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the 2018 Arabian Travel Market held in April between Emirates and the two countries.

The Agreement will see marketing activities such as attendance of tourism trade shows and fairs, trade familiarisation trips, product presentations and workshops, amongst others, be undertaken jointly by Emirates and the Tourism Boards.

In 2017, 349,861 tourists visited Seychelles and Mauritius welcomed 1,341,860 tourists. The destinations’ main markets are France, UK, Germany, South Africa, India, Italy, China, the Russian Federation and Reunion Island.

In June 2015, Emirates increased its capacity to Seychelles by switching from the Airbus 330-200 to Boeing 777-300ER, increased the overall capacity on the route by 1722 seats per week.

Emirates started flying to Mauritius in September 2002. It launched daily A380 service to Mauritius in December 2013 which was increased to double-daily service in October 2014.

Emirates has a fleet of 269 aircraft and flies to 159 destinations in 85 countries and territories across six continents.

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