When a country must import everything from generators and solar panels to certain kinds of food, it spends a considerable proportion of tourist dollars before they can multiply in the local economy.  Economists call this leakage, and in Mauritius, it is estimated to take 80% of tourist income out of the country. Where do tourist dollars in Mauritius go, and how can a sustainable tourism industry be built that will benefit the local population?

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