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Mauritius Readies for More Upmarket Tourism

By Linda Tancs

In 2008 Mauritians will welcome another luxury resort overlooking the Indian Ocean, courtesy of Intercontinental Hotels. There was a time when Mauritius was an overlooked pearl in the middle of the Indian Ocean, frequented by rock stars and royalty. Well, the secret’s obviously out as its coastline undergoes more and more development. The crucial issue is whether the natural beauty of its coastline can–and will–be preserved before it turns into the African region’s version of South Beach.

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