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Launching of SIM Green E-Pamphlet

By Kelly Cheong | July 4, 2022

One of the objectives of Sustainable Island Mauritius is to assist tourism Operators in incorporating sustainability criteria into their daily operations in view of reaching a Green Destination status. We have been encouraging such transitions through capacity building, workshops, one to one coaching and several visibility actions for sensitisation of the actors of tourism and…

Unpacking Sustainability: Highlights from our finalists of the Sustainable Tourism Mauritius Awards 2022

By Kelly Cheong | July 4, 2022

Each of our winners and runners-up are leaders in their own right and offer something we can all learn from, in order to collectively create a better future and a better world. As part of this recognition program, we wanted to have their views on being part of the first edition of the Sustainable Tourism…

Tourism in Mauritius – What’s next?

By Kelly Cheong | July 4, 2022

Clearly a turning page for the tourism and hospitality sector. As a result of collective brainstorming facilitated by our external experts, we have produced a policy recommendation report for a more sustainable and inclusive tourism, entitled “Low Carbon and Resilient Mauritius”, focusing on three policy factsheets on the following themes: Transitioning towards electric in-lagoon boats…

Full day workshop on “Making Mauritius a Green Destination”

By Kelly Cheong | July 4, 2022

6th May 2022 – The whole session was animated by our German Consultant, Mr. Andreas Koch from blueContec, and emphasized on giving the tourism operators a better understanding of green and sustainable tourism and how it impacts on their organisation. It also enabled participants to develop clear plans to cut costs, improve sustainability and reap…

SIM hosted a panel discussion on “Investing in Sustainable Mauritius”

By Kelly Cheong | July 3, 2022

5th May 2022 – The start of a series of events orchestrated by the Sustainable Island Mauritius (SIM), under the Tourism Authority. The first day kicked off with a panel discussion on “Investing in Sustainable Mauritius”, with the presence of the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mauritius, Mrs Hemlata Sadhna Sewraj-Gopal. The panel…

Fight against pollution with #RespekteMoris

By Kelly Cheong | July 3, 2022

Mauritians must change their attitude towards littering and be more responsible and conscious when handling wastes. From this notion came the idea of introducing the national clean-up campaign #RespekteMoris in July last year, a sustainable initiative in partnerships with the Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, together with the European Union, local…

Empowering the tourism sector on marine conservation

By Kelly Cheong | July 3, 2022

Tourism is one of the key pillars of the blue economy and plays a key role in the preservation of the oceans. As part of the recovery journey, the regeneration of coastal and marine ecosystems for resilience is of utmost importance. Since 2020, over 500 tourism operators have been trained by REEF Conservation Society on…

Capacity Building Training for Tourist Drivers

By Kelly Cheong | July 3, 2022

International visitors coming to Mauritius seek new and authentic experiences. As Mauritian’s ambassadors and storytellers, tourist drivers provide a window into the island’s rich heritage and culture. With the re-opening of borders last year, it was imperative to re-introduce the training programme supported by VATEL Mauritius in February and March 2022, focusing on tourist drivers…

WINNERS OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM MAURITIUS AWARDS 2022 UNVEILED

By Kelly Cheong | May 16, 2022

Port-Louis, 11th May 2022 – The winners of the first Sustainable Tourism Mauritius Awards 2022 were crowned last night at The Ravenala Attitude, Balaclava. The Sustainable Tourism Mauritius Awards 2022 is an initiative of theTourism Authority, under its project Sustainable Island Mauritius (SIM),which is co-funded by the European Union. “The winners are rewarded for keeping…

The Tourism Authority triumph at the WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards

By Kelly Cheong | April 11, 2022

11th April 2022 – We are pleased to announce that the Sustainable Island Mauritius, project piloted by the Tourism Authority since 2018, is the proud recipient of the Silver Distinction at the WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards in the category “Destinations Building Back Better Post-COVID”. This award is a recognition of the years of work…

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