Prospects and Challenges of Business Tourism: A Case of Mauritius

Review of Business & Finance Studies, v. 6 (3) p. 45-55

12 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2016

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Vanessa Seebaluck

University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM)

Perunjodi Naidoo

University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM)

Prabha Ramseook Munhurrun

University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM)

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

The study investigates the prospects of business tourism in the small island developing state of Mauritius. Mauritius is predominantly known as a beach holiday resort for hedonist tourist and limited attention has been provided to business tourism. Past studies have revealed that business tourism provides significant economic contributions, however little academic attention has been provided to business tourism in small islands. The research highlights the characteristics of business tourism in Mauritius with a focus on the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions market. The study discusses the characteristics of business tourism emphasizing on its prospects and challenges as a tourism development strategy in Mauritius. A qualitative approach was adopted where key informants in the business tourism sector were interviewed to examine topic under scrutiny.

Keywords: Business Tourism, Events, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Mauritius

JEL Classification: L83, O15, O24

Suggested Citation

Seebaluck, Vanessa and Naidoo, Perunjodi and Ramseook Munhurrun, Prabha, Prospects and Challenges of Business Tourism: A Case of Mauritius (2015). Review of Business & Finance Studies, v. 6 (3) p. 45-55, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2657596

Vanessa Seebaluck (Contact Author)

University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM) ( email )

La Tour Koenig
Pointe-aux-Sables
Pointe aux Sables
Mauritius

Perunjodi Naidoo

University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM) ( email )

La Tour Koenig
Pointe-aux-Sables
Pointe aux Sables
Mauritius

Prabha Ramseook Munhurrun

University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM) ( email )

La Tour Koenig
Pointe-aux-Sables
Pointe aux Sables
Mauritius

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