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Rajeshwar Rugoobur earns his place for the Bocuse d’Or in Italy by winning the competition: Café Gourmand by Nespresso

Belle Mare, Wednesday 28 MarchHe was ecstatic at the awards ceremony… who wouldn’t be after winning the prestigious Café Gourmand competition by Nespresso. Following his win, Rajeshwar Rugoobur was offered a spot at the famous Bocuse d’Or which will take place later this year in Turin, Italy, in June. The huge smile on the winner’s face, however, made no mention of the very close battle between the four contestants, all commis chefs at Constance hotels’ group as well as the experts in the art of exquisitely sublimating a cup of coffee.

Nespresso, via the competition, has contributed to the Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival since 2011, one of the most important gastronomic events in the Indian Ocean. The after-meal cup of coffee ritual is now an undeniable aspect of fine cuisine, and knowing how to prepare a caffeinated beverage properly is today considered as an art. To win over the judges, our competitors had to challenge each other with ingenuity, creativity, know-how and product knowledge. However, without underestimating the remaining criteria: taste, general appearance, presentation and combination of flavours for each cup presented to the jury.

Participants were fortunate to have access to some very high quality products, which allowed them to deliver quality performances. They worked with products such as: the Espresso Forte collection, which came straight from the forests and mountains of South America. This is how Rajeshwar Rugoobur of Constance Prince Maurice stood out from the crowd. In addition to his participation in the Bocuse d’Or, he will be privileged to have his creation incorporated into the Constance hotels menu.

About Nespresso Mauritius
Nespresso is the global pioneer in premium coffee and is distributed in Mauritius by Scott & Co Ltd: official representative since 2012. The Nespresso Boutique has been open to the public since May 2013. Nespresso has several outlets, such as in: Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius, Grand-Baie La Croisette, Ruisseau Créole and the headquarters of Scott & Co Ltd in Riche Terre. Every day, Nespresso boutiques welcome its members as well as Nespresso coffee lovers.

About Nestlé Nespresso SA

Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and benchmark in high-quality coffee, available in individual portions. Nespresso is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, with more than 12,000 employees and is distributed in nearly 64 countries. By 2015, the brand had a worldwide network of over 450 exclusive boutiques. For more information, visit the Nestlé Nespresso’s company website: www.nestle-nespresso.com 

About Scott & Co Ltd
Scott & Co Ltd is ranked among the leading distributors and importers of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), pharmaceuticals and health products in Mauritius.
Scott & Co Ltd was founded in 1830 and is the second-oldest trading company in Mauritius. http://www.scott.mu/ 

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MAURITIUS INTRODUCES PREMIUM TRAVEL VISA FOR LONG STAYS Comments Off on MAURITIUS INTRODUCES PREMIUM TRAVEL VISA FOR LONG STAYS 648

Mauritius, one of the most beautiful islands in the world, has introduced a Premium Travel Visa, valid for a period of one year, renewable, to welcome esteemed travellers seeking to prolong their feeling of wellness arising from the gorgeous turquoise blue sea with silky sand beaches, tropical lagoons, the lush greens, the warmth and friendliness of locals, all in a COVID-safe destination.

The experience of natural beauty and balanced lifestyle that could only be encountered on a rare holiday has now been made available under the Premium Travel Visa to any non-citizen who intends to stay in Mauritius for a maximum period of one year as a tourist, retiree or a professional willing to come with his/her family and carry out his business or work remotely from Mauritius.

To qualify for the Premium Visa, interested visitors should produce proof of their long stay plans and sufficient travel and health insurance for the initial period of stay while meeting the following criteria:

  • the applicants should not enter the Mauritius Labour Market;
  • the main place of business and source of income and profits should be outside Mauritius;
  • documentary evidence to support application such as purpose of visit, accommodation etc.; and
  • other basic immigration requirements.

An online platform for the e-Visa application will be available shortly.

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HOSPITALITY SENTIMENT SURVEY 2020 – DELOITTE Comments Off on HOSPITALITY SENTIMENT SURVEY 2020 – DELOITTE 647

The COVID-19 outbreak brought the world to a standstill, and the hospitality sector is one of the hardest hit economic sectors, mainly due to the introduction of travel restrictions. In Mauritius, the hospitality sector represents a fair share of the economy and one of many forecasts made about the impacts of the pandemic is a contraction of 20 percent, which will span over the next three to five years.

The sanitary crisis has also other unquantifiable impacts on the tourism sector including the loss of livelihoods of locals, loan repayment commitment of impacted businesses, low to no occupancy rates of hotels that may lead to temporary or permanent closure, and cash flow issues.

In the face of these hardships, the Government has come forward with certain supporting measures such as the extended Wage Assistance Scheme for tourism sector, prolonged loan moratoriums and low interest rates, the waiver of the rental payment of state lands for the upcoming financial year to tide over the liquidity issues. The Mauritius Investment Corporation (MIC) has also been set up to propose investments in eligible companies through different investment tools including both equity and quasi-equity instruments. 

The Deloitte Hospitality Survey report provides the market sentiment of the leaders from the major hotels, resorts, villas, and business hotels in Mauritius on the budgetary measures, the current challenges, key focus areas, and the way forward for hospitality industry in the current and post-COVID times. Whilst the report conveys what people shared during the survey, it also provides Deloitte’s point of view based on our global and industry expertise.

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Source – https://www2.deloitte.com/mu/en/pages/life-sciences-and-healthcare/articles/hospitality-sentiment-survey-covid19.html