The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) in collaboration with Air Mauritius hosted a FAM (familiarisation) trip for 10 top wedding planners from Western India. A destination wedding is as luxurious as it is expensive and hence, the target segment has to be selected accordingly.

The aim was to showcase Mauritius as a wedding destination and a step beyond– from inception to conception. They visited several hotels, other venues suitable for holding Indian Weddings and interacted with service providers, including local tour operators, from this sector. A second group of ten planners from North East India will be in Mauritius in May 2017.

“Last year, the country attracted no fewer than six ‘Big Fat Indian Weddings’. For 2017, five marriages are already planned, with many more in the pipeline,” says Vivek Anand, Country Manager- India, MTPA.