The global situation with the spread of the novel coronavirus remains a source of great concern to all of us. Like many other parts of the world, this unprecedented health crisis has forced Mauritius into total lockdown, including travel restrictions until at least 4 May 2020.
Since we last communicated with you, our team has been busy doing necessary arrangements to repatriate our guests’ home. We are glad to have been able to fly all of them back, safe and sound.
Throughout these uncertain times, our number one priority remain the health and safety of our guests and team members. As a responsible corporate citizen, it is also our duty to stand by our fellow countrymen and this is precisely what we have been striving to do in the weeks following the national confinement announcement. We have redirected our resources towards helping local authorities and NGOs to distribute basic food supplies to needy families across the island – under the guidance and recommendations of the health authorities.
We are all well aware that there are many challenges ahead for our industry. However, Mautourco fully supports the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) statement that, “By staying home today, we can travel tomorrow.” We are confident that the travel and tourism sector has the resilience to overcome the current crisis and our Management and back-office teams maintain close contact with our stakeholders so as to enable us to #TravelTomorrow.
Our mutual trust and support will be critical to get us through this frustrating and challenging period. In the meantime, we’ll keep a close eye on what’s happening in Mauritius, and will continue to update you through this weekly e-newsletter.
We hope you, your colleagues and families stay safe and well.