Friday, October 28, 2011

Port-Louis won the trophy "Indian Ocean's Leading Cruise Port 2011" at the World Travel Awards


The Christian Decotte cruise port in Port-Louis has distinguished himself as the Indian Ocean's Leading Cruise Port 2011 to the latest World Travel Awards. A second award for the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) three years after the construction of this terminal.
Three years old and already two international awards for Christian Decotte Cruise Terminal of the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA). After the price 'Most Improved Cruise Terminal Facility', won the "Cruise Shipping Miami," which s''est in Miami, USA, last year, the MPA was awarded this time the trophy for "Indian Ocean's Leading Cruise Port 2011 "at the World Travel Awards (WTA). The big night of awards took place this year in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
The MPA welcomes this distinction because the World Travel Awards are the highest recognition a business-related travel can get. The WTA has become, over the years, a guarantee of excellence. Moreover, the Wall Street Journal calls these rewards 'equivalent of the Oscars for the travel industry. "
Narad Dawoodary, the communications officer of the MPA suggested that the price makes them heart-warming and the MPA will continue its momentum to promote Port Louis and the region as a cruise port.
"Shekur Suntah, the executive director of the MPA who is also president of the ports of the islands of the Indian Ocean late September led a delegation to the Sea in Hamburg Trade Fair to promote cruising in the ocean of India. This award is an encouragement for us to continue on this same vein, " he said.
The MPA is now planning collaboration with the private sector, infrastructure construction as at the airport duty free shop and more. Launched to encourage the industry's international travel and tourism to strive for excellence, the World Travel Awards, and the selection exercise are monitored to ensure absolute fairness.
The MPA also stipulates traffic cruising for 2010 in Port-Louis was up 22.7% and the number of ships that have docked was 27 against 22 for the year précédente.Cinq cruise ships, ie MS Queen Mary 2, MS Balmoral, MS Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager of MS and MS Nautica made their maiden voyage to Port Louis during the year.
Significant growth of 29.3% was recorded in the total number of passenger arrivals to 27,458 passengers against 21,235 in 2009.

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