Due to its isolated position in the middle of the Indian Ocean , Mauritius is easy to reach from Europe, Asia, Africa as well as the Arab countries. This is why organisers of conferences happily choose the island as destination to combine business with leisure and pleasure. The local hotels in turn, long ago recognised the growing demand and became experts in not only catering to the needs of vacationers, but also to those of conference organisers. Actually, the best facilities for the participants of events and business meetings are probably located not in the local convention and business centres, but rather in hotels.
Today, many foreign companies are based in Mauritius and regularly invite their branch offices in the Indian Ocean for conferences on this island; due to its superior infrastructure, and impressive airline connections.