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Mauritius Roadshow Launched

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority together with Emirates Airline began a four city promotional tour of the Middle East.  The one week promotional tour, dubbed the Mauritius Road show, aimed to promote tourism in Mauritius, which is geographically close to the Middle East. The Mauritius Road show began in Kuwait, continued in Riyadh and Jeddah, and ended on Thursday in Dubai. The Mauritius Minister for Tourism and Leisure said that “Mauritius is well served by Emirates Airlines throughout the year. A special terminal at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is dedicated to private jets. “

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