eBatuta, connecting artisans and travellers
eBatuta is collaborative platform that aims to:
- promote the work of worldwide artisans
- build a bridge between the handicrafts and tourism sectors using technologies
- Contribute to local development
- Enhance cultural heritage and promote creative, inclusive and sustainable tourism
eBatuta platform, creates a meeting point between travellers and artisans. Through the platform, travellers can easily locate places to buy locally made handicrafts during their trip and the artisans can connect with the high growing tourism market. The platform gives the option to search artisans by location, handicraft type and enterprise type and show results providing a description of the artisan, the products that they sell and allows travellers to provide recommendation and comment about the artisan.
the name eBatuta is a tribute to the Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta who said that « traveling – it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller ». Therefore eBatuta is also a platform to share artisans stories.