Can City based Tourism like Paris, London and Rome, match the sunny Island Resorts?

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Can it? Let me know your choice, also comment to share with me a more detailed opinion:

Looking at it and being quick to answer, it would seem to be a mismatch. We all want the sunshine, the luxury way of living naturally, but properly giving it some thought the argument can be fought by the ‘City-based’ tourists.

Can this top floor of the Eiffel Tower view gain more tourists than a Resort?

Can this top section of the Eiffel Tower view gain more tourists than a Resort?

Or the famous Notre Dame Church attract more visitors than sunny skies and water parks?

Or the famous Notre Dame Church of Paris attract more visitors than crystal Oceans and water parks?

The annual tourism figures would suggest it can’t, France of course topping the pile being the most visited country in the world (sourcesee previous post).  However the European countries leading the charge to get greater tourism figures, I believe would be down to the financial summary of it. It is cheaper to spend weekends and breaks in Europe than it is to take a weekend in the Maldives. Therefore sparking the question:

If you were granted a free holiday, to either Europe or an Ocean Resort which one would you pick?

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The distance and price can sometimes falter our plans to visit the top destinations abroad such as Mauritius

Although it’s a shame, we can’t slam down the finest destinations in Europe just because they don’t have a beach and it isn’t sunshine everyday. A key to travelling and touring the unknown wonders of the world is seeing the perfection everywhere we go, it will all be different. Japan won’t possess the same features as Grenada, the two countries are completely trying to achieve different targets with their tourism. Atmosphere and culture I identified as the two factors that make holidays and travels so unique, getting a whole new feeling being somewhere that wasn’t like the last.

What do the results say in reality?

It’s straight forward to see, the two aren’t really in any competition amongst themselves, whereas Fiji may want to out sell the Solomon Islands when summer comes around. Myself and my team noticed no friction of any sort at the World Travel Market between the Tropical Resorts and the City Tour excursions. Being in the industry everyday I do believe Tourism Boards should be as ambitious as possible.

By this I mean for example the Ugandan companies can accept, we may not have Disney Land and the Eiffel Tower but we have plenty of Safaris covering acres of land, that are home to Lions, some of the most rare birds, Gorillas and the list obviously goes on. It’s all about embracing USP’s a term that means a ‘Unique Selling Point’, there are enough audiences around and everybody likes a bit of something that one country may provide, that another doesn’t.

It’s the Marketing Agencies and Marketing directors of companies that have to make that decision improve every year. In simpler terms, Germany, India, Spain, Jamaica, Turkey and the other 191 destinations in the world all have holidays to offer, pick one randomly out of a hat and book it, it will be as good as any other place!

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Delve into the enchanting scenery of Mauritius with White Sand Tours!

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“Experience the scintillating atmosphere of the tropics on a personal basis”

A sensational Island wrapped up in emotion, dreams and culture while the music from the Sega bands play music blended with a tropical fever; on the white sandy beaches, can you hear the mellow waters of the Indian Ocean calling you? Let the nature of Ile Maurice communicate with you, open your eyes to scenery like no other in the world today.

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Not many Destination Management Companies in the world can provide you with the service and hospitality, that White Sand Tours give everyday to their existing customers with such consistency. With over 100 staff in company their ability to introduce the real landscapes of Mauritius, is a beautiful compliment to your well-being and enjoyment. White Sand Tours can show you more, than what meets the eye when viewing basic pictures of the Island. With so much colour on show throughout the Island, you can finally say you went to the end of the rainbow and there White Sand Tours team supported your journey.

“You want luxury? Treat yourself like Royalty during Summer 2015”

Residence in several hotels and luxury suites available across the Island that provide maximum comfort as night falls over the Ocean that sparkles near-by your room, many of the holiday hotels tend to be around the borders of Mauritius, this ensures that your nights are as peaceful and unwinding as possible. “What do I do if I’m just so excited for my day out with White Sand Tours the next day?” No worries Sea food cuisines and oriental restaurant/bars are popular sit ins to soak up the enriching air that moves with the soft breeze at nightfall, one must accept that sometimes happiness and emotion takes over the human body, Mauritius is the land filled with passion that will psychologically win your heart over every time, an exhilarating all year round destination, summer sun, autumn sun and winter sun.

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For affordable prices the Island should be filled with happy families that seek enjoyment and positive, vibrant energy. Mauritius has jungles and rainforests that can be visited and moments that can never be experienced anywhere else, must be captured on camera.

“Enter a different world; enter a different universe beyond reality”

White Sand Tours provide their guests with the opportunity to retreat to a world where the only thing that matters is you. Time alone on the Indian Ocean such a subtle destination, sea excursions (Ilot Gabriel) the equivalent scenery to Heaven on Earth, you can almost smell the crystal water from the catamaran in which you will be on board receiving unlimited beverages along with a complimentary BBQ lunch courtesy of White Sand Tours.

If ever there was a moment of elegance it would be sunbathing under a cloudless light blue sky and beautiful beaming sun that reflects onto the water, White Sand Tours really do make you live ‘life at its finest’. You will be in paradise, this is the meaning of fresh air circulating your body, the next major Island across the Indian Ocean being Sri Lanka 4,034 km away, this is a chance of a lifetime to isolate yourself in the tropics of Mauritius and explore the creatures of nature, you wouldn’t find anywhere else.

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For those looking to travel with children, White Sand Tours provide wonderful opportunities ideally for the adventure seeking visitors to snorkel within the diamond-esque water of the Ocean. Plenty of wildlife to encounter whether you are under water or on the Island, who knows you may even find traces of the legendary dodo bird.

“An Island where White Sand Tours and the residents fill the air with warmth”

The team at White Sand Tours are in connection with many hotels across the Island, 17 hotels of note, close to the edge of the Island to increase the stress-release feel being able to catch more than a glimpse of a view that will live in your mind for years, Mauritian hotels like to give guests the opportunity to be as close to their dreams as possible, so close you can touch it.

Mauritius is an Island where you can get lost in all the scenery, beauty can take you by surprise, however White Sand Tours offer transportation solutions for anybody on excursions with them, giving them an easier way to get around quicker not to mention already having such lovely residents around the Island that are multi-lingual, positive people and willing to help if they can. Standard transfers, superior transfers, executive or even luxury transfers the aroma of sweet tropical breeze certainly catches you riding in the cars through capital city Port Louis.

In a Mercedes Benz C-class driving through Europe is one thing a bit too common, White Sand Tours can take you on tours in a Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Santa Fe or even BMW 5-series, once again no other DMC can give you Mauritius in such robes of luxury. If walking is too tiring for the visitors, White Sand Tours again give a hand of love and hospitality to offer you another option, every option that is offered allows you to see the Island in a different light, there is so much to indulge.

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“There’s Europe, there’s Dunns River, Kilimanjaro even Heaven… Then there’s Ile Maurice, Ile aux Cerfs”

Surrounded by white clear crystal water from the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a tropical palace covering 2,040 km² of royal ground and feathery-light white sand spreading from the beaches. White Sand Tours will provide yet another sea excursion, the ultimate experiences that you will tell your children and your grandchildren, what supernatural feelings Mauritius can give you. Eastern Sailing Magic they call it, why? A chance like never before to view the breathtaking waterway Grande Rivière Noire, west side of the Island, a waterfall where you are fortunate to stop off for a swim session, let yourself flow free amongst the waters, for the food-loving people, relax on board meet new people and take advantage of the great traditional BBQ on deck of the catamaran. If you have never experienced love… Let the turquoise lagoon own your heart. “Dig your feet into warm soft sand and relax on the beach – White Sand Tours”

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Lose yourself, get lost in Mauritius and let the Ile Maurice sega music lead your journey

Booking holidays to Mauritius via Travel agents is one way, the following airlines also do flights to the Island (prices from £700):

  • British Airways from London Heathrow –  (0844 493 0787 /
  • Air Mauritius – (020 7434 4375 /
  • Emirates Airlines via Dubai from London Heathrow and Gatwick Airport – (0844 800 2777;

All flights will arrive at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (SSR) south east Mauritius, from there it is advised that you contact White Sand Tours about transportation bookings so they are aware of your arrival.

Currency: Mauritian rupee (MUR) – £1 (GBP) = 49 (MUR) *exchange rate as of 28/11/2014 @ 13:51*

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