Foresight Smart Ventures eyes Mauritius as next operation destination for its Indian Ocean cruise

Released on: September 17, 2008, 6:34 am

Press Release Author: Brand-comm

Industry: Advertising

Press Release Summary: Mauritius- based Foresight Smart Ventures, the flagship
company of the London based $500 million Foresight Group eyes Mauritius as the next
hot operation destination for its Indian Ocean cruises. The Mauritius cruise is all
set to begin by November 2008.

Press Release Body: India: September 16, 2008| Mauritius- based Foresight Smart
Ventures, the flagship company of the London based $500 million Foresight Group eyes
Mauritius as the next hot operation destination for its Indian Ocean cruises. The
Mauritius cruise is all set to begin by November 2008.

Indian Ocean Cruises is the first to establish Indian Ocean Cruises and after two
successful seasons, the company has established Mauritius as home port to offer
round the year cruises in the Indian Ocean.

The Ocean Odyssey, as it is known as, is a heritage cruise liner with the
investment of US$10 million which would offer personalized attention to travelers
with the combo of leisure at land and on board at an affordable price. The home town
of ocean Odyssey will be Port Louis. On offer will be three itineraries namely
Madagascar, Reuinon Island and Agalega from Port Louis (Mauritius).

Mr Sanjeev Goswami, Joint Managing Director, Foresight Smart Ventures said, Our
Indian Ocean cruise is one step forward in branding Mauritius as an exciting cruise
and vacation destination. The Ocean Odyssey brings in outstanding personalized
hotel and cruise management expertise to Indian Ocean, giving travelers a wonderful
vacation option with the combo of leisure at land and at cruise on the Indian Ocean
at an affordable cost. We will be working jointly with Air Mauritius and Government
of Mauritius to make Mauritius the hottest destination.

He added, We have invested US$ 10mln and have plans to make significant investment
to develop a world class cruise operations in the Indian Ocean in the next 3-5
years. We are also in discussion with Leading Tour Operators In India/ UK/
Mauritius/ Germany/ UAE to set-up the marketing and distribution channels.

The Ocean Odyssey is a beautiful heritage ship and can carry maximum of 200 pax
including crew on board. Each of the 125 cabins has a private bathroom and good
shower, hotel-style beds, balcony, telephone, TV, and air conditioning. The common
areas on the ship include a Restaurant, Hospital, observation lounge and Bar, Coffee
bar, Gym, Sauna, Casino, Sun deck, Library, and Spa.

Mauritius is expected to receive some 975,000 tourists this year and this figures to
increase to two million by 2015. To assert this projection, the Indian Ocean Cruises
would play a very vital role.

About Foresight Smart Ventures
Foresight Smart Ventures is spearheaded by Utsav Seth as Managing Director based in
London and powered by a highly skilled and professional team of more than 1000
people based in India and China with central offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Chennai &
New Delhi. Foresight Smart Ventures is backed by the Foresight group and has
aggressive plans and diversified growth initiatives for the group in areas of
manufacturing, hospitality & leisure, retail, real estate and green energy.

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