NEWS & UPDATES

Registration for Top-up Course in Tour Guiding for Nature-based activities

July 29, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised the importance of health and safety practices in international travel and tourism. As countries around the world reopen borders, international tourists are prioritising health, safety and security when deciding their post-pandemic holiday destinations. As part of the objectives of the Tourism Authority, the safety and security at touristic sites, encompassing…

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Co-Creating the Future of Tourism

July 12, 2022

Imagine you are a hotel that has sustainability measures to implement, a post-pandemic tourism market to adjust to, and an increased demand for authentic local experiences. In our Sustainable Island Mauritius (SIM) project, we looked at these challenges in a holistic way and created a process to find solutions together with local suppliers (artisans, designers,…

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The Good Shop offers solutions regarding employment, education and environment

July 8, 2022

The Good Shop is a social enterprise created in 2018 to offer solutions regarding employment, education and environment, through second-hand shops, Repair services and Upcycling activities. They follow the triple line model which seeks to impact the planet and the people, not just profit; and provide dignity and quality of life to people and communities.…

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Sustainability moves taking root

July 4, 2022

SMEs are widely recognised as the backbone of our economy. It is increasingly acknowledged that they are also vital players in the transition to a new economy that is low-carbon, circular and inclusive. Everyone should be trying to do their bit to reduce their impact on the environment. For businesses, this is especially important as…

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Mauritius Tourism Roadshow is coming to Germany

July 4, 2022

MTPA is hosting a series of roadshow in Germany; an opportunity for local players to present their products and services, to attract more international tourists and to further boost the economy for a strong rebound in the tourism industry. This time around, the roadshow will kick off from 4th to 8th July 2022 across Deutschland,…

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Rebooting Safe Tourism with a new Top-up Course for Tour Guides

July 4, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised the importance of health and safety practices in international travel and tourism. As countries around the world reopen borders, international tourist are prioritising health and safety when deciding their post-pandemic holiday destinations. We believe that stakeholders in the tourism industry need to work collaboratively to promote Mauritius as a safe…

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Resumption of Training for Tourism Professionals in Rodrigues

July 4, 2022

Investing in training and capacity building in sustainability-related areas is an important consideration for tourism organisations, not just to improve their sustainability practices, but also to stay competitive. Since November 2019, the programme “Professionalisation of the Rodrigues Tourism Industry through the training of the Local Tourism Operators” was launched with the support of the Tourism…

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The notion of Sustainability in Rodrigues

July 4, 2022

Few places on earth rival the natural beauty of Rodrigues. Set in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this enchanting island is made up of some of the finest white sand, crystal blue waters, and pristine landscapes. The island welcomes thousands of tourists every year, and it’s up to each one of them to maintain…

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Introducing the MauPHI (Mauritius Pro-handprint Innovation) Guidebook

July 4, 2022

This Guidebook is a result of a four-year collaborative work between Sustainable Island Mauritius (SIM) and our partner Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), triggering the process of moving towards sustainable tourism in 2018. It introduced a new and innovative way of looking at sustainability to different target groups. It invited tourism actors…

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Launching of SIM Green E-Pamphlet

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…

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