Mauritius is using its presence at WTM London 2018 to remind the UK trade that the island is much more than just a beach destination.
Family travel is a focus, with authorities keen to highlight overnight flights have only a three-to-four hour difference which minimises jetlag.
Mauritius is known as one of the best diving spots in the Indian Ocean. Its offer for adventure sports enthusiasts also includes the new Domaine de Rambouillet eco-park to open with quad biking, mountain biking, hiking and archery. The Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius has an equestrian centre on site.
The cuisine and culture of the island reflects its Indian, French, Creole and Chinese influences. Travellers are encouraged to venture beyond their all-inclusive resorts and sample local delicacies, with street food highly recommended. Nighlife outsde the resorts is based around ‘sega’ – a popular style of local music and dance – which continues into the early hours.
The island has built up its reputation as one of the world’s leading spa and wellness destinations and, again, the range of treatments on offer reflect the mosaic of culture which have influenced Mauritius over the years.