Air Mauritius resumes direct flights from Rome to Mauritius starting from October 2024

Air Mauritius resumes direct flights from Rome to Mauritius starting from October 2024

Air Mauritius Mauritius The Residence Hotels

On the occasion of BIT 2024 in Milan it was announced that Air Mauritius, the national airline of Mauritius, will operate two weekly flights from Rome to Mauritius starting from 16 October 2024 until 30 April 2025.

An Airbus A330-900neo configured with a two-class layout (28 seats in Business Class and 260 seats in Economy Class) will serve the route from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino International Airport to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius.

“With the introduction of these two weekly direct flights from Rome, Air Mauritius aims to promote Mauritius as a reachable destination with convenient air connections. This new flight is part of the process of consolidating our European network. Mauritius has so much to offer in terms of hospitality, beaches, gastronomy and culture. Air Mauritius’ non-stop product is unique and represents the perfect opportunity for Italian visitors and those from neighboring countries to discover Mauritius,” says Laurent Recoura, Officer in Charge of Air Mauritius.

“Connectivity means visibility. We welcome the introduction of these two weekly flights from Rome which will undoubtedly increase arrival numbers. Our aim is to consolidate Mauritius’ positioning as a favorite island destination for Italians and showcase all the engaging experiences and unique characteristics of Mauritius” said Arvind Bundhun, Director of MTPA.

“We are pleased to welcome the new connections of Air Mauritius which, from next Winter, will be added to the portfolio of airlines operating at Rome Fiumicino by starting a bi-weekly flight with the Mauritian capital Port Louis” comments Federico Scriboni, Head of Aviation Business Development of Aeroporti From Rome. “This innovation will further expand the winter connectivity offered by our airport, helping to support the strong trend of deseasonalization of traffic flows that we are aiming for to maximize market potential all year round”.

Air Mauritius also offers daily flights from Paris CDG and London Gatwick, as well as two weekly seasonal flights each year from Geneva between October and April.

Air Mauritius’ long-haul fleet includes 04 Airbus A350-900, 02 Airbus A330-900neo and 02 Airbus A330-200. 03 additional new Airbus A350-900 aircraft are expected from 2026.

The regional fleet is made up of 04 ATR 72 aircraft.

In Mauritius, directly on the white beaches of Belle Mare, on the east coast, there is The Residence Mauritius, an iconic 5**** hotel with 135 rooms & suites of the Cenizaro hotel chain.

Inspired by turn-of-the-century stately homes, this luxurious Resort combines modern elegance with classic colonial style, taking you back to a nostalgic and captivating past.

 

Welcome Agostino Parii!

Welcome Agostino Parii!

Tourism Connection

Starting from October 2023, the Tourism Connection Team has grown with the arrival of  Agostino Pari  who will hold the role of sales & tourism consultant.

Agostino boasts decades of experience in the travel industry with roles at I Viaggi del Ventaglio and Italturist as product manager, at Domina Vip Travel as general manager, and product manager for I Viaggi dell’Elefante and Go World. Over the course of his career he has gained a profound knowledge of Africa, in particular the destinations most frequented by Italian tourism, and then the Far and Middle East, the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe with a specific focus on Greece and Turkey.

This will allow us to have more time to allocate to our historic Partners but also to develop new destinations and products, including the two nine acquisitions: Ozeroute, an innovative company specialized in transfers to/from Paris airports with exclusive and a cutting-edge booking system and Basilé Travel, one of the main DMCs in Equatorial Guinea, an exclusive and unexplored destination in Central Africa, with pristine white beaches and lush rainforests.

Tourism Connection will be exhibiting at TTG – Stand 106 | C2 – with all the news for 2024 from our Partners

Tourism Connection will be exhibiting at TTG – Stand 106 | C2 – with all the news for 2024 from our Partners

Fiere TTG Incontri

On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary, the Tourism Connection® staff will be present with its own stand (Pavilion C2 – Stand 106) at the TTG Travel Experience 2023 in Rimini for the entire duration of the Fair, from 11 to 13/10/2023.

It will be an opportunity to meet in person and discuss products and commercial strategies, both the historic and consolidated collaborations and the new representations.

They will also be present as CO-EXHIBITORS inside our Stand:

DMC
MAGIC ARABIA, Emirates, Oman, Jordan, Egypt
MAGIC ROADS, Armenia, Georgia, France, Portugal
TRANSATOUR, Morocco (only on days 11 and 12)
DARVESH TOUR, Uzbekistan
MADAGASCAR EXPLORER, Madagascar

HOTELS
THE RESIDENCE,  Maldives, Mauritius, Tunisia, Zanzibar

Alessandro Furlotti alessandro@tourismconnection.it
Maurizio Vergani maurizio@tourismconnection.it

2013-2023 – a Party to celebrate our 10th Anniversary

2013-2023 – a Party to celebrate our 10th Anniversary

Anniversary Tourism Connection

The Tourism Connection® Sales Representative & Marketing project was born on 1 July 2013 with the aim of offering the market an innovative idea of representation and consultancy based first of all on the deep knowledge of the destinations and services offered with total and personalized assistance that truly supports both the client and the client.

And July 12, 2023 at the Le Rovedine Golf Club, on the outskirts of Milan, was the occasion to celebrate the 10th anniversary with over 50 tour operators, suppliers and simple friends who have supported and appreciated the work done over the years.

The green of the golf lawns and the blue of the club-house swimming pool were the perfect setting for this event which was able to combine moments of leisure by offering the participants the opportunity to try their hand on the course thanks to the golf instructors, convivial events that characterized the evening with a rich buffet.

“It was an opportunity to meet all the people who have always supported us so far and who, once again, wanted to show us their trust and affection.

It has been ten years characterized by numerous challenges, in which we have consolidated and expanded our business in an increasingly competitive and profoundly changed market after the pandemic. We will continue to commit ourselves with perseverance and dedication in supporting and strengthening the representations on the Italian territory that have already chosen to collaborate with us.

Not only that, the demand and interest in our country are constantly growing, for this reason our team will soon expand with the entry of a new sales account to be able to guarantee a product and service with high quality standards.”

Vietnam approves the extension of the validity of the e-Visa to 3 months

Vietnam approves the extension of the validity of the e-Visa to 3 months

Vietnam Visti

Good news for those who want to visit Vietnam

The National Assembly approved a proposal by the Vietnamese government to extend the validity of tourist e-Visas from 30 to 90 days and allow multiple entries for visitors.

The changes will go into effect on August 15, 2023.

Citizens of some Western European countries, Japan and South Korea, Vietnam’s main tourist markets, can now visit without a visa for 15 days.
They also triple the duration of visa-free stays to 45 days for visitors from certain countries, including Italy.

Vietnam currently offers e-Visas to citizens of 80 countries and territories and visa waivers for citizens of 25 countries, mostly for 15-30 days, a policy seen as less generous than other countries in its neighborhood.

In the first five months of this year, Vietnam received 4.6 million foreign visitors, more than half of the year’s target of eight million, but still just 63% of pre-pandemic levels.

For more information, write to sales.it@vietnamtravelandcruise.com

Or visit the ViaggiareSicuri website

https://vietnamtravelandcruise.com

NEW POST COVID RULES FOR ENTRY TO MAURITIUS

NEW POST COVID RULES FOR ENTRY TO MAURITIUS

Mauritius

As reported by the Viaggiare Sicuri website, https://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/find-country/country/MUS  which we always recommend consulting before embarking on a trip abroad, from 20/1/2023 “entry to Mauritius it is permitted without distinction to vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers, without the obligation to present any vaccination certificate or the negative result of an anti-Covid test. The obligation – for non-vaccinated travelers – to undergo a period of fiduciary isolation once they arrive in Mauritius also ceases.”

However, as also indicated on the Mauritius government website, which can be reached at the linkhttps://mauritiusnow.com/ , it is necessary to fill in the “Mauritius All-in-One Travel Digital Form” directly online 72 hours before departure, accessible at the link https://safemauritius.govmu.org/ .

Once the required fields have been filled in, a PDF file will be generated with a QR code which can be presented upon arrival at the airport to the Mauritian authorities.

The use of the mask on site is no longer mandatory, except within hospitals and health centers – both public and private – in rest homes, centers for people with disabilities and in passenger terminals within airports and ports.

Protect Maldives Seagrass, PRAIRIES OF THE SEA

Protect Maldives Seagrass, PRAIRIES OF THE SEA

Senza categoria

The Gaafu Alifu atoll is rich in marine life, home to over 1,200 species of fish and coral, including several species of sharks, bottlenose dolphins, green turtles, manta and eagle rays, amongst other unusual species. Secret underwater gardens also form a vital part of this magnificent marine ecosystem; providing food, habitat, and nursery areas for numerous endangered species. These seagrass meadows play an important role in keeping our oceans healthy, soaking up nutrients and bacteria and helping to keep our seawater clean. It also absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide from the surrounding seawater, and so help to reduce the speed of climate change. Seagrasses help protect our coastlines from storms and rising tides because their leaves take energy out of the waves hitting the coast, and their roots act as an anchor in the underwater sand.

Around the world however this beautiful and valuable seagrass habitat is being lost at an alarming rate. In a collaborative commitment to protect the delicate ecosystem of the marine life, The Residence Maldives forms part of ‘Protect Maldives Seagrass’ initiative launched by the Blue Marine Foundation and the Maldives Underwater Initiative and endorsed by the Maldivian Ministry of Tourism

Read more: http://www.maldivesresilientreefs.com/seagrass/

Kamchatka – Why does everyone want it…?

Kamchatka – Why does everyone want it…?

Kamchatka Russia

All Risiko fans and players have asked themselves this question …

Days and nights spent shouting “Kamchatka or death !!” or “I’ll attack Kamchatka !!”

So why does everyone want it?

We have the answer, which we also gave during our recent webinar.

We have discovered the reason that made us spend so much time trying to conquer it, and it is very simple: because it is fantastic, of breathtaking natural beauty and it is absolutely one of the most fascinating places in the world.

Kamchatka is a Russian peninsula, located in the far east of Siberia. It is over 2.000 kilometers long, as big as Italy and overlooks the Pacific Ocean, inhabited by just 300.000 people concentrated mostly in three cities in the south.

The territory is wild and mountainous, with over thirty active volcanoes, rich in forests, crystal clear lakes and streams where salmon rise, geysers and hundreds of thermal springs.

Its capital, Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky, was founded in 1740 by the Danish explorer Vitus Bering (hence the name of the homonymous strait that separates Kamchatka from Alaska).

Outside the city there is the undisputed dominion of flora and fauna: the area boasts, precisely, a significant number of giant bears, sheep, hawks and giant crabs.

The protagonist of this land is the Kamchatka brown bear. It reaches three meters in height and easily reaches 700 kilos, so much so that its largest specimens compete with the polar bear for the title of the largest terrestrial carnivore in the world. He is even shunned by the Siberian tiger who often gets the worst of it when he meets him. One bear can be counted for approximately 30 inhabitants.

Kamchatka is a real sanctuary of nature thanks to its (almost) entirely untouched territory, where there is a clear perception that it is not man who dictates the law.

Man who is threatening the ecosystem with the massive extraction of gas and raw materials of which the territory is rich, and reckless hunting for the most characteristic and endangered species.

So stop with the attacks on Kamchatka and let’s try with responsible and eco-sustainable tourism to support this wonderful land in preserving its fantastic ecosystem.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING completes the Academy Connection offer

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING completes the Academy Connection offer

Academy Tourism Connection

After having successfully implemented the Academy Connection e.learning platform aimed at the training of our products, in these difficult months we have decided to make our knowledge available to be alongside travel agencies.

In collaboration with Sekante Srl, a company specialized in business coaching and professional training, we now offer specialization courses dedicated to travel agents and tourism professionals. The courses are all the most appropriate tools to face “The New Era” and the new challenges to which we will be subjected on the occasion of the restart.

Together with Luca Fabbroni, owner of Sekante, psychologist, business coach and profound connoisseur of the world of tourism, we have developed a course consisting of 5 training modules (which can also be purchased separately, ed) to accompany tourism professionals through a new and advanced mental attitude to better meet the expectations of a constantly evolving audience.

In the appropriate section of the ACADEMY CONNECTION https://www.tourismconnection.it/academy/formazione-professionale/ you will find a training path that starts from the new mental attitude, the dynamic Mindset, and then continues with the necessary training assisted by ” cavalieri “trust and motivation, arriving at structured sales through customer management with its system of influences.

The individual modules have been structured with an appropriate duration of approx. 30-40 minutes at a low promotional price, especially if purchased all in a single solution.

By registering, you can always count on Luca’s assistance through the appropriate messaging and access the Connection Community Academy on Facebook to share experiences, doubts or suggestions for the “New Era” with us and always be updated on future initiatives .

At the end you will receive a “Certificate of Participation”.

Have a nice training!

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – “HOPE” space mission

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – “HOPE” space mission

Emirati Arabi

A few days ago the mission of the United Arab Emirates space agency arrived in the orbit of Mars, with the auspicious name of Hope, one of the greatest challenges in history and one of the country’s most daring initiatives.

Hope is an “orbiter”, a satellite that for at least one Martian year (almost two Earth years) will study the climate, meteorology and atmospheric composition of the red planet, in particular the levels of oxygen and hydrogen.

It was built at the University of Colorado’s Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics, and unlike other rovers that populate the surface, it will instead remain in orbit and study the planet from above.

To create awareness in the country of this important fact, a rather unusual event was held.

A few days ago a very strange phenomenon appeared in the sky above Dubai. Local residents were baffled when they saw two huge celestial objects in the night sky.

After the succession of the strangest scientific theories (and not only …), the mystery has been revealed: Phobos and Deimos, the two moons orbiting Mars, have been projected into the sky using a new technology never seen before in the United Arab Emirates .

Two giant 100-meter cranes and a 40-meter advanced screen were used to make the moons appear realistically in the sky and visible from long distances, with the intent to illustrate to UAE residents what Hope is capturing at 500 million. of miles away.

As a first step towards the conquest of space nothing better than to bring the two moons of Mars to Earth.