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Salon du Prêt-à-Partir : irresistible deals for travellers

Asia, Africa, Europe… What is your favourite destination?  Still thinking about your next vacation within your budget? This event might be your savior. The 7th Edition of the Salon du Prêt-à-Partir has opened its doors this Friday 4th October and remains opened until this Sunday 6th October, with amazing deals to allow you to enjoy one of your most dreamed destinations. Organized by Events Plus in collaboration with the Défi Deal, Défi Media Group and Radio Plus, this event is set up at the Swami Vivekananada Conference Center in Pailles.

During these three days, you are invited to discover the world almost at your doorstep. Travel agencies, airlines, embassies, tourist offices, cruise lines, leisure parks, and hotels are under the same roof to help you live your dreams. Thousands of different deals and packages are available to suit your budget. 

Air Mauritius

Air Mauritius, the main partner of the event, promises some pleasant surprises. Air Mauritius is offering discounts on air tickets purchased during the three days. The discounts vary depending on the destinations and it can be up to 60%. More interestingly, every buyer is receiving a coupon allowing him/her to participate in a draw taking place at the end of the fair. The winner can even receive these air tickets as gifts. All visitors should take advantage of this opportunity to fill a coupon of participation and to register on the spot to participate in a large draw. Moreover, Air Mauritius Holidays is also offering substantial reductions on holiday packages on several destinations during the three days.

South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA) is offering airline tickets to all destinations that it serves. SAA has an array of attractive packages that suits all budgets. It will be possible to buy tickets and travel between 4th September 2019 to 30th September 2020. Among the packages, there are Best of Cape Town, Discover Durban, Double the fun (Sun City and Cape Town), Garden Route Discovery, Explore Hwange & Victoria Falls and experience Kruger Park & Safari. SAA is hosting Sun International at its stand this year. Sun International aims to highlight luxury hotels on the African continent. The South African Tourist Board is also present to guide those wishing to have more information about South Africa.

Air Austral and Madagascar 

A wider choice of destinations and a wide range of offers at the stand of Air Austral and Madagascar. The flights to China, operated in partnership with Air Madagascar, certainly is going to delight travel enthusiasts. Visitors can choose among various offers ranging from big cities like Paris, Marseille, Chennai, Bangkok, other places in South Africa to the islands of the Indian Ocean: Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte, Comoros and Seychelles. The two airlines are offering several promotional fares. But that’s not all, visitors can also participate in games and win interesting gifts at the stand.

Air France

Airline tickets on several destinations offered by Air France are going to be cheaper than usual. A promotion is, for example, offered for Paris as from Rs 28,888 and Montreal as from Rs 46,638. Visitors are also going to discover about the different fidelity programmes Flying Blue and Bluebiz. 

Other interesting packages 

Green Travel Ltd is focussing on interesting packages including the Islamic pilgrimage and cruises. Packages to destinations such as Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Turkey, Europe, Italy, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Egypt and Oman are available. Moreover, for Divali 2019, the agency is presenting an interesting offer on Turkey. 

Airlane Travel is proposing different packages to visitors. For example, to spend four days and three nights at Rodrigues, you will have to disburse only Rs 8,800 (inclusive of air ticket, transfer, hotel half-board) and for a full board, it is Rs 11,500. 

Rodrigues, Reunion, Seychelles, South-Africa, Malaysia, India, Thailand, New York, Singapore, China, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Europe, Turkey, Middle East, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Georgia, Maldives, Kazakhstan are the destinations on which promotions are available on the Shamal Travels stand. Depending on the visitor’s budget, these trips can be tailor-made to the satisfaction of the traveller. 

On the other hand, Satguru Travel & Tours is offering a trip to Turkey as from Rs 15,000 (accommodation, excursions, breakfast for five nights, the offer is valid until 31st October 2019), Israel as from Rs 54,000 (accommodation, excursions, transfers for eight nights, the offer is valid until 18th December 2019). Atom Travel is keeping some surprises for all the visitors during the three days. Some exciting deals are to be discovered on sports. Other agencies such as Kaafila Travel & Tours, Appadoo Travel Tours and Bonny Air Travel are also present at the fair with several enticing offers. 

Cruise Tour

Another interesting feature is cruise tours. Holidays By Bluesky consists of several offers. For instance, Costa Mediterranea (Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion) is at Rs 20,000 for 15 days and 14 nights (cruise in full board). Costa Fortuna (Dubaï- Singapore - Langkawi - Phuket - Penang - Kuala Lumpur) the price is at Rs 69,900. Silver Wings Travel is offering up to 60% discounts on Royal Caribbean Cruise and Jalesh Cruise is also to be discovered. 

Holiday Planners is presenting the Genting Cruise (Singapour/Malaisie/Phuket) at Rs 13,900, 40% discount on other cruises of Genting Cruise, 50% off on Royal Caribbean Cruise and Princess Cruise (Dubai/Oman/Muscat) at Rs 19,500. 

Local attractions

Those who are interested with local attractions are also going to be cherished with some never-before-seen deals. The online booking platform Défi Deal is also present, with attractive deals from service providers for sea activities, stays in hotels, restaurants and many more. At the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa, visitors can benefit from various offers such as family style menu at the Ginger Thai restaurant at Rs 1,499, the Christmas brunch with an exceptional discount, 50% discount on a selection of massages at the spa for couples as well as great offers for your kids in November with summer camps and accommodation with families. Casela Nature Park is putting forward its new activity: Thrill mountain forward. It is also offering gift vouchers worth Rs 1,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000 to spend on the ticket and activities in the park. 

Additional information

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 to 18:00
  • Tickets: Rs 50 / adult and free for children under 12
  • Transport: Free shuttles from Victoria Station, Port Louis and Rose Hill Station.

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