PROJECT UPDATE

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

By admin | 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…

Sustainable financing to support tourism actors in Mauritius

By admin | 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…

Travel for a cause!

By admin | 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…

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

By admin | 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…

DMC Mautourco Adopts New Sustainability Strategy

By admin | November 20, 2019

As the first pilot destination management company, Mautourco started its sustainable innovation journey with the SUS-ISLAND team in September 2018. After an interactive and inspiring 4- day workshop with the management team, 6 core sustainability principles were developed and implemented throughout the company´s operations. Now, this strategy is turned into action by the internal sustainability…

Four Steps to Empower Mauritius’s Handicraft Sector

By admin | 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…

Shaping Tourism as a Force for Good

By admin | 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…