Maurisun Rainbow and the Mauri-Sunshine Project
Living on a small island such as Mauritius sharpens the view for cultural diversity and for the vulnerability of an islands population with regards to influences from the outside such as tourism. With their Rainbow Project, local Tour Operator Maurisun aims to buffer tourisms impact by offering services that involve small local enterprises and honor cultural and ethnic structures.
Maurisun is aware that education is a vital tool for young people to escape poverty. Not wanting to change social structures of Mauritius’ beautiful and picturesque villages and respecting the traditions of its inhabitants, the Rainbow Project aims to use tourism as a tool with which living conditions in rural places can be improved.
It is thus Maurisun’s aim to secure an income for the local population by letting tourists and visitors participate in their traditional lifestyle. Hence awareness and pride in typical island life can be kept and so can the diversity and survival of small traditional businesses.
In their Rainbow, Maurisun aim to foster not only the islands nature, but also its cultural assets.