About Tourism Authority
The Tourism Authority
is a parastatal body operating under the aegis of the Ministry of
Tourism and Leisure and is governed by the Tourism Authority Act 2006 (as
objects of the Authority, amongst others, are to promote the sustainable
development of the tourism industry, and, foster and encourage the conduct of
activities in the tourism industry in a responsible manner in order to preserve
the integrity of the Mauritian destination.
a view to furthering and attaining these objects, the Authority fulfils a
number of functions such as the licensing, regulation and supervision of
tourist enterprises as well as the activities pertaining to pleasure craft and
skippers, the development of strategies to ensure the security and safety of
tourists and other stakeholders, the collection, compilation and publication of
statistics relating to the tourism industry, and, research and development
activities to consolidate the sector.
Authority is responsible for the issue of Tourist Enterprise Licences for the
conduct of some 40 activities (including Tourist Residences, Guesthouses,
Restaurants, Beach Hawker, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Private/Night Clubs,
etc.) in the tourism sector. The Authority also licenses and regulates other
activities, including pleasure craft (both private and commercial) and
line with the objective to sustain the image of Mauritius as an upmarket
destination, the Authority also manages the Cleaning and Embellishment
Programme to maintain, green and embellish tourist sites as well as areas and
roads where tourists frequently pass by or visit.