Maya Traditions Journal > Tourism Program Maya Traditions – 6/6

Posted by on October 21, 2016 in ,


At Maya Traditions, we strongly believe that an alternative sustainable and culturally-rich tourism industry is possible. As a nonprofit social enterprise, we continually seek to support our indigenous artisan partners, their families, and their communities through social programs that work to build capacity, preserve local cultures and environment, and motivate women to strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Maya Traditions’ goals are reflected into the Ethical Tourism Program achievements through:

  • Poverty alleviation
  • Social welfare
  • Education
  • Women’s empowerment
  • Biodiversity conservation


Our longstanding relationships with indigenous partner communities and continuing commitment to the production of Fair Trade backstrap-woven textiles have uniquely positioned us to provide authentic cultural experiences. We can organize day trips, backstrap- and basket-weaving classes, and even fully organized longer trips–up to 12 days–of a mix of practical training, cultural immersion, and fun with meals, lodging, and transportation included. Read more about Ethical Tourism here.

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