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Mauritius raises 2016 tourism earnings forecast by 1.8%

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Port Louis - Mauritius said on Friday that tourism revenue in 2016 will be 1.8% higher than it had previously forecast, after a surge in visitors during the first half.

Tourism is a valuable source of foreign exchange for the tiny Indian Ocean country known for its luxury spas and beaches.

Earnings from the sector are now expected to reach 56bn rupees this year, up from an earlier forecast of 55bn in May, according to Statistics Mauritius, an official body.

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