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:

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

THE RESIDENCE,  Maldives, Mauritius, Tunisia, Zanzibar

Alessandro Furlotti
Maurizio Vergani

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.

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As reported by the Viaggiare Sicuri website,  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 link , it is necessary to fill in the “Mauritius All-in-One Travel Digital Form” directly online 72 hours before departure, accessible at the link .

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.