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Mauritius pavilion at Expo 2020 logs 10,000 daily visitors

November 22, 2021

The Mauritius pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, which not only focuses on travel and tourism and its natural charms, but also new economic opportunities in the country, has recorded 10,000 visitors in one day for the first time.

In addition to welcoming tourists, commercial traveller numbers are also up thanks to Mauritius’s launch at Expo 2020 Dubai for a new 10-year working visas for people looking for work or to start a new business.

Ken Poonoosamy, Commissioner General for Mauritius Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai and Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Board of Mauritius, said: “Since we opened our pavilion, we have really witnessed a very positive ‘Expo Effect’ in terms of overall interest in Mauritius.

“I am delighted to report that we have already broken our one-day visitor numbers record and expect that we will see even more visits as our packed schedule of Expo 2020 experiences and activities roll out.

“For example, from 4-9 December, we will be hosting our ‘Finance & Investment Week’, which will see sessions on a range of topics, from why Mauritius is the ideal destination in which to do business, to private banking and wealth management, to private equity and fund management, as well as the importance of Fintech.”

Visitors to the Mauritius Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai are in for a totally interactive experience, and through its four key spaces, can learn about the island’s pristine natural beauty, its unique biodiversity, rich culture and heritage, as well as the exciting business opportunities on offer to investors.

Poonoosamy added: “Expo 2020 Dubai offers us a world stage to teach visitors all about our wonderful island – a paradise in which to live and work – and our schedule of events over the coming months includes something for everyone.

“The calendar includes Tourism Week (11-January 2022), ICT & Innovation Business Forum (10-11 January 2022), Logistics & Freeport Week (20-23 February 2022), National Day Celebrations & National Week (15-19 March 2022) and Thematic Water Week (20-26 March 2022) among others. We look forward to seeing you there.”