The number of foreigners visiting Mauritius fell 4.3 percent year-on-year to 96.814 thousand in May 2019. Largest declines were recorded in arrivals from Reunion Island (down 0.6 percent to 14.6 thousand), India (down 24.3 percent to 10.5 thousand), Germany (down 25.9 percent to 7.6 thousand), and China (down 39.9 percent to 3.4 thousand). On the other hand, biggest gains were seen in arrivals from France (up 6.2 percent to 19.1 thousand), the UK (up 3.4 percent to 10.6 thousand), South Africa (up 0.7 percent to 7.9 thousand), and Switzerland (up 53.3 percent to 2.5 thousand). Considering the first five months of the year, the number of foreigners visiting Mauritius went down 0.9 percent to 557.684 thousand. Tourist Arrivals in Mauritius averaged 82678.33 from 2003 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 158043 in December of 2018 and a record low of 38826 in June of 2004.
Tourist Arrivals in Mauritius is expected to be 112000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Mauritius to stand at 113000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mauritius Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 112000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.