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
Date Written: 2015
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
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