dnata and Sun Resorts partner as GCC traveller demand increases for Mauritius
Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2022: Dubai-based dnata Representation Services, part of the dnata Travel Group, has been announced as exclusive representation partner for Sun Resorts as the Mauritius-based hotel group caters for increased demand from GCC travellers.
Adding to its extensive hotel representation portfolio, dnata Representation Services will now act as sales and marketing partner for Sun Resorts properties across the GCC countries, offering travellers local expertise and a personalised service, as they return to the beautiful island since its full reopening for tourism.
With a spread across the island, Sun Resorts’ Mauritius footprint includes four resorts, La Pirogue, Sugar Beach, Ambre, and Long Beach, whilst the group also owns iconic leisure island, Ile aux Cerfs, featuring the world-famous championship golf course designed by Bernhard Langer. Popular with golf enthusiasts from the region, guests with Sun Resorts are offered complimentary green fees at three signature golf courses during their stay: Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club, Anahita Golf Club, and Tamarina Golf Club.
Sébastien Doussin, DVP – Global Ground Services & Destination Management at dnata Travel Group, commented: “The Indian Ocean islands have always proved popular with GCC travellers, particularly in the wake of the pandemic, offering luxurious and secluded island retreats. With Mauritius fully reopening for tourism we have certainly seen an increased demand for travel there.
“With our local expertise, we are delighted to represent Sun Resorts Mauritius across the GCC, particularly as a brand which attracts various demographics of travellers across the leisure, corporate, and MICE segments. This also includes travellers with a keen interest in sport due to the quality of the golf courses in Mauritius. With the GCC region producing a number of golf enthusiasts due to the abundance of world-class courses in destinations such as Dubai, we can certainly see an opportunity here.”
Joelle Edwards-Tonks, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Sun Resorts, commented: “At a time when the industry and consumer faces recurring uncertainties, Sun Resorts has continued to move forward with confidence. Strengthening our presence in the GCC demonstrates our wholehearted belief in a bright and successful future.”
To find out more about the dnata Travel Group, please access: www.dnata.com/travel. To find out more about Sun Resorts and their full range of properties across Mauritius, please access: www.sunresortshotels.com.
About dnata Representation Services
Awarded the World’s Leading Airline GSA 2021 at the World Travel Awards, dnata Representation Services, part of the dnata Travel Group, is the global representation services partner of choice by multiple airlines, hotels, transport, and tourism board partners worldwide. Part of dnata, one of the world’s largest air and travel services providers, with its long-standing history in the region and strong brand presence globally, dnata Representation Services provides a comprehensive range of sales, marketing and commercial services to its partners including operations and infrastructure support. With its global reach, robust distribution network, world-class technology infrastructure, regional retail footprint (dnata Travel), Contact Centre services, and more, dnata Representation Services ensures its partners long-established industry expertise, and unrivalled local knowledge and support in the GCC and beyond.
About Sun Resorts Hotels
Sun Resorts are renowned for their idyllic settings, pristine beaches, luxuriant accommodations, exceptional cuisine, and unparalleled hospitality. Located on the west coast of Mauritius, you have La Pirogue, a 4 * hotel and one of the first hotels on the island as well as its neighbouring hotel, the newly renovated Sugar Beach 5 * hotel. On the east coast, you can choose between Ambre, a 4 * hotel exclusively for adults, and Long Beach, a 5 * hotel renowned for its superb 1.3 km beach. Sun Resorts owns also the emblematic Ile aux Cerfs, a leisure island featuring the championship golf course designed by Bernhard Langer.