Advantages Of Tourism In Mauritius

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1.1 Introduction

Tourism, as one of the fastest developing sector in Mauritius, has seen a robust growth throughout the last decades. It is a major pillar of the local economy of Mauritius. Currently, tourists focus on the most popular attractions and critically compare the different tourists’ offers to plan their trips themselves or employ the services of tourist agencies. It can be observed that in general, all tourists have unique preferences pertaining to activities, food, special interests and most importantly, some tourists have limitations owing to impairments. Hence, there is a need for more tailor made and personalized tourists’ packages to cater for tourists’ individual needs and constraints.

Tourists are presented a bulk of descriptions
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Presently, many websites such as TripAdvisor (TripAdvisor, n.d.), MauritiusHotels (Mauritiushotels.mu, n.d.), MauritiusAttractions (Mauritiusattractions.com, n.d.), and existing mobile applications such as MyMauritius (The official tourism app of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, n.d.) have useful information about preferred locations for tourists. However, the process of planning one’s trip is quite a painstaking task as it requires the knowledge of the locality, travelling modes, places of interest and budget. Moreover, the websites mentioned above lack intelligence and have many limitations. Presently, tourist planners for Mauritius only allow tourists to make bookings but do not provide itinerary recommendations based on the tourist’s tastes, such as places of interest to visit and accommodations. Also, there is no travel plan sharing option. Additionally, tourists are faced with the problem of having an overwhelming amount of information available to them. In consequence, they have to invest a large deal of time to make decisions in accordance to their…show more content…
However, the existing systems accessible to tourists are Informative tourism websites and Mobile Applications that serve as travel guides. For example, MyMauritius is a Mobile Application that lists all the best hotels deals, attractions and latest events if the user wishes to plan his visit to Mauritius. It requests the users to classify themselves in one general group, such as “adrenaline junkie”, “sea lover” or “nature lover”. They are then displayed information based on their selected preferences. Nonetheless, users have to handpick from the listed options and schedule their tour themselves.
Other related websites which are available for tourists such as MauritiusAttractions, Tourism-mauritius (Tourism-mauritius.mu n.d.) among others, narrowed all their available attractions to recommend and provide information including reviews to its users based on the popularity of the Place of Interest. The drawbacks are typically the same, that is, the overwhelming amount of information and disregarding the needs and preferences of the

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