Following the India visit of Hon. Anil Kumarsingh Gayan, Minister of Tourism, Republic of Mauritius and his meeting with IGTA, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) organized a five day golf familiarization (FAM) trip for key Indian golf operators to Mauritius. The objective was to give them a country overview and a first-hand experience of golfing facilities in Mauritius so that they are better informed when selling Golf in Mauritius.
These Golf travel representatives expressed great satisfaction over golf in Mauritius. The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority indicated that the success of the golf FAM would help to lift the profile of Mauritius as a year round destination for golfers.
Arvind Bundhun, Director, MTPA, further highlighted on the importance of the golf FAM, “This is one of the major components of the Mauritius promotional campaign in India. The golf FAM allowed the Indian golf operators to experience world-class golf, luxury tourism and activities on the island. The decision makers personal inputs will help to promote Mauritius golf tourism in India.” Mr Bundhun added, “Organizing such trips will add the necessary impetus required to promote Mauritius golf tourism. These FAMs are a great way to communicate with key golf operators and it gives them first hand golfing experience of the destination. This trip will help the agents to guide their customers when planning a Mauritius golf holiday package”.
The members of the delegation expressed eagerness to take advantage of Mauritius as a year round golf destination for Indians, saying that the island is well positioned to be one of their most prominent golf destinations. The Hon. Anil Kumarsingh Gayan, Minister of Tourism, Republic of Mauritius added his personal touch by playing the perfect host over dinner with his special guests.