What are the major reasons of Government involvement in tourism sector in Mauritius? Support your answer by giving instances.
The objective of the Government of Mauritius, as announced in Budget Speech 2007/2008, is to target 2 million tourists by 2015.
(a) Critically assess whether the target of 2 million tourists is achievable by 2015.
(b) What strategies should be adopted to accomplish that target by examining the demand and supply constituents of the sector?
Government imposes a specific tax on hotel room. Use demand and supply analysis to describe the incidence of this tax on the tourist, hotelier, Government and on the destination.
(a) As a destination manager, how would you maximise the positive economic impacts of tourism in Mauritius? Give suitable exs to supplement your answer.
(b) Critically describe the main internal and external factors influencing tourism demand in Mauritius?