The development of the cruise industry is one of the priorities of the tourism sector. Tourism Minister Anil Gayan said on Wednesday, April 12, that he was visiting the Queen Elizabeth. This liner, which has the capacity to carry 2,000 passengers, arrived in Port Louis on Wednesday.
He set sail the same day in the evening. (…). According to the minister, Queen Elizabeth will have to dock our port every year, but negotiations are under way to increase her visits. In his speech, Anil Gayan announced that new cruise ships will anchor in Port Louis this year. He pointed out that some 30 such ships are expected by the end of the year. The next one which will anchor at Port Louis belongs to the company Costa. With the arrival of these boats, the minister said, the tourism sector is expected to grow by 15% to 20% this year. (…)