NEWS & UPDATES

Four Steps to Empower Mauritius’s Handicraft Sector

November 20, 2019

How can the handicraft sector in Mauritius be empowered to be vibrant, sustainable and integrated into the tourism value chain? That was the question we reflected on as the SUS-ISLAND Project team met with different actors from the handicraft and locally made products sector. Four key steps were identified through workshops with  takeholders as diverse…

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Young Entrepreneur Sisters Promote Authentic Mauritian Culture with Their Innovative and Sustainable Fashion Brand Kotpiale

November 20, 2019

What do you get when you combine a love for fashion and design with an idea to promote your local culture? Kotpiale, a trendy fashion company, founded in 2015 by the sisters Karuna and Melissa Veerapen, where the Mauritian spirit is at heart of all their designs. With products from Kotpiale the tourist and the…

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Shaping Tourism as a Force for Good

May 28, 2019

The SUS-ISLAND project and Mautourco start ideating on pro-handprint innovation What does sustainable innovation mean to the tourism business? How can the tourism business make their existing and new products more sustainable and interesting to the mass market? Can tourism become a force for doing good? The SUS-ISLAND project together with Mautourco will explore and showcase the answers to…

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The Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism has now achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognised Standard’ status

April 26, 2019

The GSTC Recognised Standard is a milestone status and proof that the standard adheres to international norms. The Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism was initiated by the Mauritius Ministry of Tourism and Leisure, in consultation with stakeholders and developed with the cooperation of the Mauritius Standards Bureau. Achieving the GSTC-Recognized status means that a sustainable…

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