If you are, look no further than the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. Here you will find the perfect venue, staffed by a professional and dedicated support team, to deliver a unique, world-class event, with a touch of island-style elegance and flair.
The paradise island of Mauritius is fast becoming one of Africa’s tourism and meetings jewels with its scenic beauty, hidden treasures to explore and an exotic melting-pot of cuisines and cultures. It’s a short flight from South Africa’s three major cities and visa-free for South African passport holders.
Mauritius offers the MICE buyer the infrastructure to cater for a variety of groups and sizes, all year round. As a MICE-friendly destination, the island has the key ingredients to host successful meetings, incentive groups, conferences and events. The quality and variety of accommodation, the attention to detail in service delivery, state-of-the-art conferencing venues, professional and friendly staff, and the additional activities on offer, all guarantee a unique experience.
Boasting the largest and most modern convention centre in the Indian Ocean region, the Swami Vivekananda Convention Centre provides all the facilities needed for large, international conferences, accommodating up to 5,000 people.
Other venues include the International Conference Centre in Grand Baie (up to 600 people), the Freeport Exhibition Center in Mer Rouge (up to 1,000 delegates), and the Trianon Convention Centre in Trianon (up to 3,000 delegates). Many Mauritian hotels also offer conference facilities and can cater for up to 800 people at a time, with spectacular marquees and set-ups on the hotel properties.
The island also boasts a variety of activities specifically geared for MICE groups, ranging from golf to adventure sports such as quad-biking, trekking, mountain biking, trail-running, zip-lining, fishing, kite-surfing, parasailing, canoeing and sky-diving, together with a host of water sports.
The island also offers stunning outdoor locations for interactive and adrenalin-fuelled activities and adventures perfect for team-building exercises. There are also many cultural festivities and spiritual festivals that take place on the island that can be enjoyed.
WHEN TO VISIT
Mauritius has a tropical climate, with warm weather all year round. The best months to visit are from May to December, when the weather is cooler, dry and sunny.
Enjoy everything that Mauritius has to offer as your ideal MICE destination, combining quality, elegance and style, in a paradise island setting!
#RatherMeetinMauritius – the idyllic Indian Ocean destination for all your MICE needs.
Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority – SA Representative:
Janet de Kretser / Philippa Piguet – Meropa Communications
Tel: +27 11 506 7300
The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority has an attractive incentive scheme in place for the MICE segment.
This applies to bookings for large groups of 100 people or more to the island and includes a 15% VAT rebate, on the ground assistance and cash incentives, if three nights or more at the same hotel are booked for the group.
More details are available through the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority office.