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Mauritius Looking To Scrap Visa Requirements For All UAE Travellers

News From : DagangHalal.com (20 Mar 2009)

Mauritian officials are highlighting the range of hotels and looking to scrap visa requirements for all UAE residents, in a bid to increase travel traffic to the island. Despite Mauritius already boasting a liberal entry policy, it was noted that many families had domestic help that required a visa. Hot on the heels of Hong Kong’s hotels announcing that they have been training staff to cater to the wishes of Arab customers, Mauritius’ Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Leisure and External Communications, the Honourable Xavier Luc Duval, said: “We are now looking at the question of accepting residents of the UAE in Mauritius without a visa and, hopefully, we can come back in the next few weeks with more information on this.” Furthermore, despite being recognised as a luxury destination, officials were keen to highlight the range of properties, including 3-, 4- and 5-star options. “Added to this range we have a mosaic of cultures and religions,” explained Luc Duval. “It’s important to remember that 20% of the population is Muslim, so any food you buy, whether it’s in the hotels or the supermarket, is halal food which is great for people coming from this [Middle East] region.” Source from : http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com

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