NEWS & UPDATES

Workshop Series to empowering tour operators and hotels towards a sustainable re-starting of the tourism sector in Mauritius in the COVID-19 aftermath

July 27, 2021

Climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and unsustainable consumption and production patterns are global challenges that severely affects our lives and compromises our ability to thrive in the future. In Mauritius, the tourism industry may overcome these challenges by integrating sustainability approaches in its value chains. It is with this in mind that the Sustainable Island…

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Valoriser la créativité artisanale en vue du développement durable / Increasing Value for Mauritian Handicraft and Design Sector Through Sustainability

June 21, 2021

View Post Artisans et créateurs : comment produire, booster et intégrer votre activité dans le secteur du tourisme durable ? Nous avons abordé la question avec 15 petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) à travers l’île qui confectionnent des produits faits main pour la clientèle touristique et les consommateurs locaux. Nous avons accueilli plusieurs collaborateurs allant…

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Workshop Series May & June 2021: How to become a sustainable & resilient business!

April 14, 2021

Learn about: • Trends & local challenges• Your impact• Evaluating & Innovating your products & services• Measuring your progress• Communicate the results! Download our flyer to see the agenda & experts that will support your journey to a better business! DATES: May 4, 18; June 1, 15, 29, 2021 TIME: Tuesdays 2pm – 5:30pm; LOCATION:…

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Workshop April & May 2021: Learn how sustainable design can add value to your products and strengthen your brand

March 30, 2021

We have created an online only workshop due to the pandemic that targets Small and Medium-Sized Creative Businesses, Designers and Crafters. We will dive into sustainable design principles including technical and non-technical options to better your brand in the context of Mauritius. We will also look at global design/tourism trends and expectations of local customers…

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Beneficiaries to get support for obtaining the National Sustainable Tourism Management System Certification MS 165 are announced

October 6, 2020

The Mauritius Pro-Handprint Innovation Framework (MauPHI) has been developed in SIM as a hands-on set of standards that considers approaches to limit the negative impacts on the environment while on the other side developing marketable handprint products that support inclusive tourism, social stability, cultural and heritage enhancement, economic benefits to the value chains, indirect and…

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Sustainable financing to support tourism actors in Mauritius

October 6, 2020

On 27 – 28 July 2020 the Sustainable Island Mauritius project co-organised a 2-day workshop on ‘Financial support and schemes to the tourism sector’ for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) together with SME Mauritius. The workshop’s goal was to inform tourism SMEs about existing financial schemes for COVID-19 recovery as well as about access to…

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Travel for a cause!

September 29, 2020

MESSAGE BY LINDSAY MORVAN – DIRECTOR OF THE MAURITIAN TOURISM AUTHORITY The Tourism sector is facing tough challenges for obvious current reasons. The Covid-19 pandemic, since mid-March 2020, has put all of us in a challenging situation. Tourist arrivals have stopped since and many of our operators who work directly with tourists have been forced…

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My Pop-Up Store is seeking partnerships to grow local talent and creativity

September 28, 2020

My Pop-Up Store (MPUS) offers only the very best “Made in Mauritius” brands and displays an artful array of eye-catching quality products, creating a different and inspiring way for Locals, Expats and Tourists to interact with our local brands, learn about Mauritian craftsmanship, art and design and bring home an authentic quality souvenir. MPUS was…

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Green Hotel, Green Attitude

September 28, 2020

The hotel group ‘Attitude’ was established in 2008. It set out to promote the Mauritian ‘art de vivre’ or ‘way of life’. Following the launch of Green Attitude programme in 2010 at the first two Attitude hotels, the Green Attitude Foundation was established in 2014. Ever since, the hotel group has been committed to protecting…

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SUS-ISLAND Kicks-Off the Sustainable Hotel Innovation Workshop and Technical Visits

November 20, 2019

Over 15% of greenhouse gas emissions in the tourism value chain is from the Mauritian hotel industry, and there is a significant potential to lower the tourism value chain footprint through a sustainable operation. On the handprint side, hotels have a large potential to further improve positive impacts to the local communities, the value chain…

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