The number of foreigners visiting Mauritius decreased 2.0 percent year-on-year to 107.275 thousand in August 2019 which falls in the island's winter. The largest declines were registered in arrivals from the UK (-6.8 percent to 13.1 thousand), Reunion Island (-0.6 percent to 10.3 thousand), Germany (-7.3 percent to 7.4 thousand) and South Africa (-7.1 percent to 9.6 thousand). In contrast, visitors rose mostly from France (14.9 percent to 21.8 thousand). Year-to-date, the number of foreigners visiting Mauritius edged up 0.1 percent to 872.805 thousand. Tourist Arrivals in Mauritius averaged 83084.44 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 108000.00 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 98000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mauritius Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 114000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.