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Foreigners Boycotting Mauritius?
Since the murder trial of Michaela McAreavey a lot of foreigners from Ireland in particular have started to boycott Mauritius, there are even facebook pages with thousands of followers. Do you think that tourism in Mauritius will suffer? Just want to hear people's opinions.
IMO, the guilty were found but the jury was dumb.
Tourism is definitely going to be affected because of the bad image that is being portrayed in the different media (newspaper/television/internet) abroad. Although Ireland and UK are different countries, they still have a friendship bond which is very strong and that could very well influence UK tourists coming on holiday here.
The Facebook Page Boycott Mauritius has around 2300 likes and there seems to be a few Mauritians who have joined it as well. I saw a new group on facebook called "Against Boycott Mauritius Page" or something like that and they had more than 10,000 members. This seems to be the new trend now - debating about the murder of this woman.
Bad publicity can really harm the reputation of Mauritius and if something is not done about it, then less tourists will come here. Some people still don't know where our island is located and if the first time they hear about it is in the form of a place where you can easily be murdered and not get justice, then surely it's going to put off many people.
You are right there are many people who dont even know where Mauritius is now when they would hear about it Mauritius is going to have a bad image.Lets hope that people understand that visiting a country does not mean that you will be killed there.
Foreigners murdered in European country even in America, Canada,UK, Australia nobody talk about that. Mauritius is a small Island nation so they can talk bla bla. Agni
Who actually murdered her?