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About Mauritius

The Republic of Mauritius is an island which is located in the Indian Ocean, and off the continent of Africa. Other islands which make up the Republic of Mauritius are Rodrigues, Agalega islands, Cargados and Carajos. The estimated population of Mauritius is 1,264,867. The capital of Mauritius is Port Louis which is also the major city in the republic. The official language of Mauritius is English though French and Creole are widely spoken by the population of Mauritius. The local currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee (Rp).

For a better part of the history of Mauritius the economy depended heavily on its agricultural sector, mainly sugar cane cultivation, but through diversification other components of the island’s economy includes tourism, offshore services, fishing and manufacturing. The economy of Mauritius has seen steady growth over the past years and is predicted to continue in the future.

The offshore services sector regulated by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC) includes services such as offshore company incorporation and offshore trust formation in the tax haven. As a tax haven Mauritius provides tax exemptions on income gained outside of the jurisdiction. Additionally offshore companies and offshore trusts are regulated by special laws which mean they are not obligated to file financial records and statements.

Tourism is a very significant industry in Mauritius. Tourist arrivals have increased in Mauritius thanks to new marketing endeavors and improvements in tourist facilities. A number of new resorts and accommodations have popped up in Mauritius to support the growing number of visitors. Mauritius resorts offer honeymoon packages as well as vacations packages. Accommodations in Mauritius includes villas inns,, hotels and apartments. The visitors to Mauritius come from the European continent, Australia and neighboring countries. Whilst on the island visitors can enjoy a number of beautiful beaches, historic sites, rainforest adventures and parks.

Flights to Mauritius can be easily arranged and the country is working towards improving air access with the construction of a new passenger terminal at its international airport. Mauritius has a national airline which makes getting to the island very easy. Cruise ships also make regular stops in Mauritius. One in Mauritius visitors will find it is very easy to get around.