eBatuta is the new platform to connect travellers looking for an authentic souvenir locally made, and artisans producing high quality handicrafts around the world. We believe this will contribute to community developpement by increasing the artisans income especially in rural areas and developping sustainable business linkages between handicraft producers and tourism markets.
Our main features are: - Find artisans near your place, that produce locally high quality crafts - Look for your specific souvenir and find the best place to buy it - Submit your favourite places where you already lived the traveling experience
Our platform is named in tribute to Ibn Battuta (ابن بطوطة), who was a Moroccan explorer that travelled over a period of thirty years. His journeys included trips to North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa and Eastern Europe, and to the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China. Ibn Battuta is generally considered one of the greatest travellers of all time.