Smart travel options from Air Mauritius

Air Mauritius is proud to showcase its Travel Smart Program, aimed at enticing more South African visitors to this tropical paradise in the low, cool seasons - through value added benefits such as increased luggage allowances, free trips for children and discounts for honeymooners.

This value proposition also addresses all segments of the market’s needs, for example: corporate travel, conferencing, incentives, MICE, travel trade and tour operators, as the program offers more value for money.  

All year round benefits:  According to Carla da Silva, Air Mauritius Regional Manager, Africa and Latin America, “By achieving good revenue, yields and route profitability - additional capacity, schedules and frequencies can be introduced, thus ultimately benefiting the consumer, travel trade, as well as all other stakeholders.”  

Da Silva, a member of the strategic think tank team of Air Mauritius, explains the difference between this program and other ‘special offers.’  “Most airlines introduce ‘fire sales’ during off-peak seasons whereby a reduced or discounted fare is offered in order to stimulate the market, but these are only for a limited number of seats and for a specific limited period.  

“In South Africa, the Travel Smart Program gives the consumer not only a reduced fare, but also value added benefits throughout the year during low season periods, which equates in monetary terms as follows: A family of four (two adults and two children) travelling off-peak, would enjoy a saving of R8,550 by utilising this program.”  

Mauritius, a four hour flight away from Johannesburg, offers a year-round holiday destination that is malaria-free and where South Africans do not require visas.  Program benefits  Business Class Lounge Access when travelling in Economy Class from OR Tambo, King Shaka and Cape Town International Airport  Extra luggage: 2 X 23kg ~ in economy class and 2 X 32kg ~ in business class A FREE golf bag Two children under 12 years of age, fly FREE ~ with two parents (excluding government surcharges and airport taxes, and a maximum of two children per family).

For honeymoon couples, 20% off the bride’s fare for honeymooners Upgrade to business class at check in for an additional R1,600 (on the A319 aircraft) Upgrade to business class at check in for an additional R1,850 (on the A340 aircraft ~ lie flat product operating out of Johannesburg on: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)  

“Travel Smart to Mauritius, when it is quieter and cooler and enjoy a lot more value and additional benefits,” concludes da Silva.  

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