With the signing of the Singapore Airlines, Air Mauritius codeshare agreement, travellers will find it easier to book that dream holiday from anywhere on the Singapore Airlines Route Network. Likewise, travellers out of Mauritius will also have a wider range of travel options available, around the Asia Pacific region in particular. While the agreement is still subject to regulatory approval the new codeshare agreement is expected to take effect for travellers from 1st November 2016, with ticket bookings expected to be available in the near future.
Located in the Indian Ocean, just east of Madagascar, this island nation is part of Africa and the three flights per week out of Singapore on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday are the return legs of the flights in on Friday, Sunday and Monday. Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines will add its ‘SQ’ designator code to Air Mauritius-operated flights between Singapore and Mauritius.
Why visit Mauritius?
The all year round tropical climate is perfect for Sun, Sand and Sea holidays at any time and has contributed to the ecology of this island nation. Apart from the beaches, lagoons and reefs, this volcanic island is home to diverse and unique flora and fauna, making the rainforests, waterfalls and hiking trails popular with those looking for an eco-tourism holiday experience.
Foodies can look for the diverse culinary choices on offer, not to mention the tropical fruits found in abundance, The diversity of food choices owes thanks to the multi-ethnic backgrounds of the local population which also influences the cultural life of the country as you can join in the various festivals held through the year. History buffs will enjoy visiting the museums in the Capital, Port Louis where you can learn of the country’s colonial past.
Visitors from most countries are eligible for visa free entry for 30 days upon arrival. You will need to show evidence of funds for your stay and have a return ticket. ** Mauritius is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, formerly known as the British Commonwealth.